Avery Dennison’s fourth annual Wrap Like a King Challenge will run from July through to October and will include New Zealand entrants. This year, with the addition of Kiwi and Aussie competitors, wrap installers from 44 countries can submit commercial or colour change wrap projects. Prize packages total US$25,000 ($35,000). Over 170 installers entered last year Jordan Leach, business manager for Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions in Australia and New Zealand, says, “We are pleased to be part of this competition and believe the quality of work produced from the ANZ region will go a long way to showcasing the talent we have within our industry. It’s a great opportunity to get global exposure for the wrapping community; I wish all the entries the best of luck.†Organisers have established eight geographic regions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the challenge. Wrap installers from these regions will submit projects featuring Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film Conform Chrome series, Avery Dennison MPI 1105 Supercast Digital film, or a combination of car wrap films. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries regionally with a winner emerging from each region. Criteria includes design; quality of installation; and visual transformation. The first 25 submissions will receive a special entry prize. Avery Dennison will announce the eight regional winners in October and they will receive a trip to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. A panel will choose the overall winner as the best in show at SEMA. Click here for details The 2016 Judges Panel includes: Justin Pate – The Wrap Institute, USA. Pate is an Avery Dennison certified installer/instructor in the US. He leads the Avery Dennison North America hands-on car wrap workshop and certification program and is co-owner of The Wrap Institute. Myles Kovacs – DUB Magazine, USA. Kovacs is the president and co-founder of DUB Magazine, a US based magazine that focuses on the urban custom car culture and celebrities and their vehicles. Vilmer Klok – World Wide Wrap, Netherlands. Klok is the founder of World Wide Wrap, an online car wrap community that strives to increase awareness of the wrap industry. Nuno Gomes – Second Skin Design, Portugal. Gomes is the owner of Second Skin Design, providing technical advice and application services for other companies, particularly in the field of car wrapping with digitally printed material. Peter Wright – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Australia & New Zealand. Wright is a technical marketing manager and works with the industry’s leading installers, teaching vehicle wrapping workshops and promoting the industry. Molly Waters – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, North America. Waters is a senior technical specialist in North America, visiting sign and wrap shops talking with customers about the car wrap industry. She frequently contributes to the Avery Dennison blog. Hans Bruins – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Europe. Bruins is the technical marketing manager for Signage and Wrapping, involved in the development, launch, application testing and product profiles for new films.

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