Registered and prospective Auto Glass Week™ competitors can now view the official competition rules and regulations as well as annotated score sheet online. Currently in their tenth year, GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO), and the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), the “Olympics” of the automotive glass industry, are back for Auto Glass Week 2015.
The exhibition floor is set to be held September 30-October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This year’s event will encompass everything from educational seminars and exhibits to networking opportunities, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions and Gala Awards Dinner and Ceremony.
Prizes for the 2015 winners have also been finalized. New this year, the AGTO competition will be expanded into two categories—regular (10 technicians or less) and large businesses (more than 10 technicians.) A first place will be awarded for each category. Each champion will receive $5,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician.” For second and third places, competitors from both categories will be pooled. The second and third place winners could represent either a regular or large automotive glass business. The second place winner will take home $1,000 and a silver medal, and third place will receive $500 and a bronze medal.
The first-place winner for the WRO will receive the grand prize of $5,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician.” Second place will receive $1,000 as well as a silver medal, and the third-place winner will get $500 and a bronze medal.
Here are the rules and regulations and annotated score sheets for the AGTO and WRO:
Rules and Regulations:
Annotated Score Sheets:
Competition slots are limited, so be sure to register to compete soon if you are interested. The registration deadline to compete is August 14 and slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. For further details on competition pricing and to register to compete in the AGTO, please click here, and to compete in the WRO, please click here.
Our award-winning host hotel, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, is offering participants of Auto Glass Week a discounted room rate of $94 USD per night, plus tax. Be sure to book your room(s) early, as they go quickly. You may call 800/723-6500 and ask for the Auto Glass Week block and give code SAGWF. This rate will be available through September 8 at 5:00 p.m. PST on a first-come, first-served basis.
International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ will once again be co-located at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, bringing you a world-class industry event all under one roof.
For more information regarding Auto Glass Week and to review the AGTO and WRO rules and regulations to compete, visit the official event website.