AGRR™ magazine’s competitions return for their 11th year. The Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) are back for Auto Glass Week™ 2016. The exhibition is set to be held October 5-7, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall, an all-new Closing Awards Concert and Party, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions.
Register to Compete
Interested competitors may register online to compete. The registration deadline for competitors is August 5, and there is no onsite registration to compete. Competitor registration includes admission to all seminars, one ticket to the Closing Awards Concert and Party and access to the exhibition floor where the competitions will be held. The champions will be announced Friday evening, October 7, at the all-new Closing Awards Concert and Party featuring Jake Ward, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
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. Registered and prospective Auto Glass Week competitors may also view the official competition rules and regulations as well as annotated score sheets online at autoglassweek.com.
Prizes for the 2016 winners have also been announced. Again for this year, the AGTO competition will be expanded into two categories—regular (10 technicians company-wide or less) and large businesses (more than 10 technicians company-wide.) 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.
Our host hotel, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, is offering Auto Glass Week attendees, competitors and sponsors discounted room rates available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event rate is $159 USD per night, plus tax for single room, double occupancy. Visit autoglassweek.com and select the hotel information tab to book your reservation online. To reserve by phone, call 800/648-4462. You must reference Auto Glass Week to access the discounted room block ending September 10.
Auto Glass Week is once again sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council™, Independent Glass Association, National Glass Association, National Windshield Repair Association and AGRR™ magazine.
For more information on Auto Glass Week 2016, visit the official event website.