Art Meets Automotive
Hoffman Estates, Ill. (January 28, 2022) –
Calling all creative career and technical students! The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) wants to know: What Inspires You? And you could win a $500 prize for answering their question!
To find out, the Foundation has designated this question as the theme of its new “Art Meets Automotive Design-and-Create Competition.” Open to all career tech students, Art Meets Automotive offers a chance to showcase your creativity by designing and creating a project using your favorite skillset: painting, sculpting, welding or a combination of them all.
“The Collision Repair Education Foundation is excited to feature the creativity of talented career tech students. We can’t wait to see what you come up with and submit. We encourage creativity!” states Melissa Marscin, director of operations and administration for the Foundation. “If you’re not a career tech student, you may know one. Encourage students to showcase their talents – and when the voting opens later in the year, we hope the entire industry will check out what ideas these talented young people bring to life as they tell us what inspires them!”
Contest entrants will compete in one of four categories. Refinishing students will paint a mini-hood, while body and refinish competitors will design a bowling pin. Art Meets Automotive includes two open-ended categories: Welding and Creative. The competition is open to individual students (no teams).
To participate, simply submit your hand-drawn or digital design, along with a completed registration form by February 28, 2022. Selected designs will be notified in March; all selected entries must be created and shipped to CREF by August 30. Judging will occur in the Fall of 2022 on social media and at SEMA 2022 where winners will be announced. One winner in each category will receive a prize valued at $500.
Submission requirements and other registration information can be found at Art Meets Automotive Student Contest
Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, Managing Director, at 312-231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org. Monetary donations can be made online.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation, visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
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