Mentor, Ohio, October 19, 2015 – Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced today that seven vehicle graphics installers from around the world were named the Regional Wrap Kings in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge featuring Avery Dennison® Supreme Wrapping™ Films, Conform Chrome, and digital Supercast vinyl wrap.
The following vehicle graphics installers were named Regional Wrap Kings:
North America East - Designer Wraps in Millville, New Jersey
North America Midwest - Spade Kreations in Cincinnati, Ohio
North America Central- PG NOLA in New Orleans, Louisiana
North America South - MetroWrapz in Hollywood, Florida
North America West - SS Customs in Redwood City, California
Canada - Sekanskin in Mississauga, Ontario
Europe - SIGNal Reklame GmbH in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
A panel of international industry judges chose the West, Central, Midwest, East, South, Canadian and European Wrap Kings out of 173 total entries. The 2015 Challenge judges included Ryan Friedlinghaus, Eric Ide, Markus-Marcel Knoch, Myles Kovacs, Justin Pate, Adrian Rope and Molly Waters. The regional winners will go on to compete for the ultimate “King of the Wrap World” title at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Avery Dennison is incredibly proud of all the installers who entered Wrap Like a King 2015. The entries surpassed our expectations and their unique, creative use of Avery Dennison products was more than we imagined,” said Roxanne McSpadden, North America marketing director at Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “We can’t wait to crown the King of the Wrap World at the 2015 SEMA Show!”
Each installer won an initial prize package valued at almost $3,200. The prize pack includes a three-night stay in Las Vegas to attend the SEMA show, $500 cash, an Avery Dennison Wrap Class of their choice, a Regional Wrap King trophy, Wrap Like a King swag, a meet and greet autograph signing with Ryan Friedlinghaus from West Coast Customs™ and marketing support from Avery Dennison.
In addition to the Regional King prize pack, the King of the Wrap World will receive an additional $500 cash prize, a King of the Wrap World trophy, and almost $1,000 worth of marketing support from Avery Dennison including Facebook® ads, exposure on the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions website, and a print ad in a trade show publication. The entire King of the Wrap World extended prize package is valued at almost $5,000.
“It was incredible to see all the global trends in vehicle customization come to life in all the entries,” said Justin Pate, car wrapping instructor and founder of the Wrap Institute. “Not only are we looking forward to crowning the ultimate King of the Wrap World winner at SEMA 2015, but I’m also excited to see all the regional winners interact and share their inspiration and skills with one another.”
The seven professional judges evaluated the 173 total submissions based on criteria of visual transformation (difference between the before and after pictures submitted), quality and skill level of installation, overall public look and appeal and uniqueness of the design.
“We can’t wait to go to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show and see who will be crowned the King of the Wrap World,” said Rick Spade of Spade Kreations. “We know that SpadeMade Ram, has what it takes to be the ultimate winner, but we’re also excited to spend time with the other regional winners. All of the installers are constantly working to heighten the skills of the entire vehicle wrap industry, and Avery Dennison has given us the ability to do that on an international scale.”
Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to participants and voters. Installers and fans can still enter to win the fan prize package by using #WrapLikeAKing on Instagram® through November 7, 2015. The fan prize includes an Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King swag bag that contains Avery Dennison t-shirts, retail and restaurant gift cards, and signed merchandise from West Coast Customs™.
Wrap installers can learn more about Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping™ Film or digital Supercast films via www.wraplikeaking.com or graphics.averydennison.com/wlak. Wrap Like a King official rules, judges and prize information are also posted at www.wraplikeaking.com.
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