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August '16

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In the News 12 • August 2016 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 'Wrap Cup Master' Winner Announced Right to left: Tim Boxeth, 3M; John Duever, Vinyl Images; Preston Jordan, StatusPro; Bryan Van Der Laak, WrapMyRide; and James "Ruggs" Kochevar, publisher of WRAPS magazine and organizer of WRAPSCON. Avery Dennison Opens Wrap Challenge to 44 Countries Mentor, Ohio-based Avery Dennison announces that its fourth annual Wrap Like a King Challenge is officially underway, and that will run through Sept. 30. This year the company has opened up Wrap Like a King to two new countries—Australia and New Zealand—meaning installers from a total of 44 countries will be eligible to compete for the crown. Contestants are welcome to submit commercial or color change wrap projects in an attempt to win prize packages worth a total of $25,000. Wrap installers from eight geographic 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 to be evaluated against their regional peers by a panel of judges. The first 25 submissions in the Challenge will receive a special entry prize. Regional winners will be announced in October. The overall winner will be chosen by the panel of judges as the best in show and crowned "King of the Wrap World" at the 2016 SEMA Show, Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas. Car wrap installers are encouraged to enter a vehicle wrap project at John Duever of Fenton, Missouri-based Vinyl Images & Design was crowned champion at the recent three-day "Wrap Cup Masters 2016" competition that took place at WRAPSCON, the wrappers' convention held in conjunction with THE NBM B.I.G. SHOW in Indianapolis in early June. Participants competed in five-round matches over the course of the three days. The first two days of competi- tion were elimination rounds and the championship took place on Saturday, June 6. Entrants were judged on criteria involving speed and skill. Prizes worth more than $100,000 were awarded to the participants. Everyone who participated took home a prize package worth at least $1,000, and the finalists received prizes in the form of sponsorship packages, which included hardware, worth more than $5,000. The six semifinalists automatically claim a spot at the World Championship of Car Wrapping being held at the SGIA Show in Las Vegas in September. The second place finisher was Preston Jordan of StatusPro from Georgia; and third place went to Bryan Van Der Laak of WrapMyRide from the Netherlands. Germany-based MR Clipart organized, hosted and ran the three-day competition.

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