Eight geographic regions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have been established for 2016. Installers are competing for the title of Regional Wrap King in the 2016 Wrap Like a King Challenge.
Eight wrap installers will win a prize package valued at almost $3,200, which includes $500 cash, a trip to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show, an Avery Dennison Wrap Class, a Wrap King Trophy, swag and more. The “King of the Wrap World” will be chosen by a panel of judges at the 2016 SEMA Show November 1-4, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. The “King of the Wrap World” grand prize package is worth almost $5,000.
The judging panel, made up of seven industry experts, will review entries starting October 1, 2016. They will determine winners based on visual transformation, quality and skill level of installation, overall public look and appeal and the uniqueness of the design.
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.
- Vilmar 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.
- Molly Waters - Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, North America
Waters is a senior technical specialist in North America with over 18 years of industry experience. Waters often visits sign and wrap shops around the region, talking with customers about the car wrap industry. She also frequently contributes to the Avery Dennison blog.
- Peter Wright - Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Asia Pacific
Wright is a technical marketing manager who works with the industry's leading installers, teaching vehicle wrapping workshops and promoting the industry.
- 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.
The 2016 “Wrap Like a King” Challenge is open now through September 30, 2016. Vehicle wrap installers from 44 countries around the globe can submit commercial or color change wrap projects to wraplikeaking.com.