Test your vinyl wrapping skills at the brand-new WrapFest

The organisers behind WrapFest, the inaugural event for the vinyl wrapping industry, have announced a selection of exciting and engaging competitions set to take place onsite at the prestigious Silverstone racing circuit from 26-27 April 2023. Aimed at visitors of all abilities, the ‘Show and Shine’ and ‘Wrap Warrior Battle’ competitions invite visitors to test and show off their vinyl wrapping skills and share knowledge with other professionals in the vinyl wrapping, paint protection and car customisation industries.

 

Show off your wrapping portfolio

As part of the  Show and Shine competition, visitors are encouraged to bring along their customised wrapped vehicles to be judged by the event’s attendees, and the World Wrap Masters judges on creativity, overall look and technique used. Already almost fully booked, the competition seeks to connect the global wrapping community to share previous designs and discuss skills and techniques used to achieve an expert level of car customisation.

There will be two categories overall; the Judges Choice Award which will be judged by a selection of professionals from the World Wrap Masters judging panel, car and vinyl wrapping influencers will take into account design and application, as well the People’s Choice Award. This will allow visitors to cast their vote for the best looking wrap, with the winners receiving trophies to commemorate their wraps.

The Show and Shine competition will take place on each day of the show in the ‘WrapFest Festival Forecourt’, allowing visitors to view the latest car customisation trends and high-quality vinyl applications for themselves.

 

Battle it out at Wrap Warrior

Hosted by WrapFest Training Partner, The Wrap Institute, Wrap Warrior Battle is a fun and engaging competition offering visitors of all wrapping abilities the chance to have a go at three contests: Bing Bing Plate testing dexterity, Chance of Clouds challenging the light-handed knife skills of an installer, and Wrap the Dots taxing wrappers on their tape abilities. This hands-on feature demonstrates the skill and ability needed to produce high-quality car installations both for seasoned professionals and novices alike with the chance of walk away with their honour in-tact and win a cool gift.

 

Watch and learn from the World Wrap Masters

Visitors to the event will also have the chance to watch up to 24 expert wrappers learn new skills and meet fellow vinyl installers in the UK & Ireland regional leg of the World Wrap Masters competition. The competition will see professional entrants battle it out during a series of technical challenges to gain a place in the World Wrap Masters Final, which will take place in Munich (May 2023) for the title of Global World Wrap Master Champion. The highly regarded event – partnered with Hexis and HP – will be professionally judged by industry experts Ole Solskin, Justin Pate, Kiss Lajos, Ivan Tenchev, alongside guest judge and wrapping business owner, Corey England (owner of Wrap Capital).

 

Duncan MacOwan, Head of Events and Marketing, commented, 

“We have decided to include a range of interactive competitive elements at WrapFest to engage and bring together the wrapping community onsite at the event. With the vinyl wrapping industry experiencing exponential growth, we are excited to host members of the community at such a prestigious location to showcase the vibrance and depth of the talent our community has to offer. We look forward to seeing you all at Silverstone in April!”

 

To register a vehicle to enter the Show and Shine competition, please visit here: https://www.wrap-fest.com/s/show-shine

 

To enter the World Wrap Masters competition, visit https://www.wrap-fest.com/world-wrap-masters

 

Entry tickets are available to purchase now, use promo code WPFM305 to receive a discount.

For more information about attending the event, visit the WrapFest website: 

https://www.wrap-fest.com/

 

The brand new event, taking place tonight (Wednesday 22nd March) at the iconic Town Hall
building in central Birmingham, is bringing the industry together to celebrate their
achievements for the first time in 4 years, and the excitement is palpable, with social media
full of talk of the awards.

 

Chloe Stidwill, Marketing Manager at DMA Signs, said “We are honoured to be attending
The Sign Awards, having been nominated for 2 awards! We are very much looking forward
to celebrating all the amazing work that our team has put in to create these nominated
projects and celebrating all the other inspiring work in our industry from this year, seeing
some familiar faces and meeting some new!”

 

Speaking about the organising team Chloe added that “After attending last year’s very well
put together UK Graphic Awards, we know this will be a night to remember!”

 

The teams from Beyond Signage and Off The Wall Creative, both based in Northern Ireland,
are flying over for the awards, having each been shortlisted for 2 categories.

 

Matt Burns, Operations Manager at Beyond Signage, commented “From humble beginnings
in 2009 we now find ourselves shortlisted for two awards! Northern Ireland is an exciting
place to work, live and visit, and we are very excited to showcase to the judging panel what
we have to offer! The competition is fierce, and we are so proud to be shortlisted alongside
some incredible sign companies. Thanks to everyone at The Sign Awards for organising
what will be an amazing event. See you all soon!”

 

Shauna McClements from Off The Wall Creative said “We are honoured to be nominated
and look forward to meeting and celebrating with other industry professionals at the awards.
Our team put our heart and soul into what we do and for that reason we want to celebrate as
a team. So it is only right that we should bring everyone who is able to make it over for the
celebrations. We are hopeful of a successful night for Off The Wall Creative but regardless
we wish all companies nominated the best of luck!”

 

The event is being supported by a number of big-name sponsors from across the industry,
with backing from Amari Plastics Manchester, HP, ISA-UK, Metamark, SloanLED, SMITH
Sign & Display, Spandex UK, Tradeprint, Vink Lighting Solutions, Zund UK and 3M.

 

Dean Ashworth, Sales & Marketing Director at Zund UK commented “Zund UK are delighted
to be supporting such a respected awards event within an industry that has been part of our
DNA for many years – the short-listed companies are all worthy winners in their own rights!”


The winners of 12 prizes will be announced, with ITV’s Emma Jesson hosting the evening.
To see a full list of finalists, visit thesignawards.com

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