*Please click below to view the work of the eight Regional Wrap Kings.
- North America East-Sean Tomlin, Designer Wraps, Millville, New Jersey
- North America Midwest-Ken Tonn, Brand Installers, Canal Fulton, Ohio
- North America Central-Kevin Kempf, PG NOLA, New Orleans
- North America South-Steve Carney, Carbon Wraps, Winter Park, Florida
- North America West-Andy Soleimani, Sticker City, Sherman Oaks, California
- Canada-Connor William Barr, Coastal Car Wraps, Victoria, British Columbia
- Europe-Bong Nai Chi, WrapStyle, Czech Republic
- Australia & New Zealand – Nick Caminiti, Exotic Graphix, Australia
The eight regional winners were chosen by a panel of international industry judges out of 224 total entries. Contestants were required to use Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Films, Conform Chrome, or digital Supercast vinyl wrap film.
The regional winners will go on to compete for the ultimate “King of the Wrap World” title at the 2016 SEMA Show, November 1-4, in Las Vegas.
This year’s judges were: Justin Pate, The Wrap Institute; Molly Waters, senior technical specialist, Avery Dennison; Myles Kovacs, co-founder of DUB Magazine; Peter Wright, technical marketing manager, Avery Dennison; Vilmar Klok, founder, World Wide Wrap; Nuno Gomes, owner of Second Skin Design; and Hans Bruins, technical marketing manager, Avery Dennison.
“Once again, installers from around the world used Avery Dennison vinyl in ways we never expected,” says Jeff Losch, North America marketing director at Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “The Wrap Like a King Challenge continues to be a quality showcase of talent and creativity to what installers can do with car wrap vinyl.
Each Regional Wrap King 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 and a personalized 67″ Race Ramp product.
On November 2, at the SEMA show, the 2016 King of the Wrap World grand prize winner will be announced at the Avery Dennison booth, No. 12551.
The person crowned 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.
“I’ve been a judge for the Wrap Like a King Challenge since it was created in 2013,” says Justin Pate. “The entries this year were creative and some of the best technical work I’ve ever seen.
“The entire Challenge really represents the growth of the wrap community over the past four years. Every year the installers develop and show off stronger skills and push the envelope of what you can do with Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film and cast vinyl films.”
Judges evaluated the submissions based on the following criteria: 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.
“I couldn’t be more excited about being named a 2016 regional winner. With more countries, participation and the entries in this year’s challenge, I can tell that installers are really stepping up their game with incredible creativity and higher levels of skill, which is awesome to see!” said Kevin Kempf, owner of PG NOLA and last year’s King of the Wrap World. “I’m looking forward to seeing who the judges crown as the king this year. Fingers crossed that I’ll be the first person to take back-to-back titles!”
We’ll find out at SEMA in a couple of weeks.