Printable film manufacturer Avery Dennison recently announced the regional winners of its annual ‘Wrap Like a King’ vehicle graphics contest, which named 10 installers from around the world as ‘Regional Wrap Kings.’
A panel of eight industry judges evaluated submissions based on transformation, quality/skill level of installation, visual appeal, and overall design uniqueness.
Ben Bieber of Canadian Wrap Masters in Georgetown, Ont., was among this year’s winners, receiving top honours for his hand-drawn wrap titled ‘The Warrior.’ The installation consists of more than 120.7-m2 (1300-sf) of cut vinyl broken into three layers of embossing and a printed layer of red over-laminate.
Other winners include:
- Ryan Oyola and Mike Postilio (VooDoo Vinyl Wrap–Long Island, N.Y.);
- Justin Baker, Lee Mies, Paul Lee, and Kyle DeLoss Henkler (Auto Trimmers–Shoreview, Minn.);
- Eric and Frank (Graphics Guys–Austin, Tex.);
- MetroWrapz (Hollywood, Fla.);
- Antonio Ng (EMWRAPS–Seattle, Wash.);
- Mark Chamberlain (Funkeefish–Tendring, Great Britain);
- Sebastian Kreuzer (SIGNal Wrapping–Schwäbisch Hall, Germany);
- Chaublet Sébastien (S&C Creative Agency–Guérande, France); and
- Martin Turecek (Wrap Style–Zlin, Czechoslovakia).
“Having the responsibility of picking the finest wraps in the world is an exciting task,” said contest judge Molly Waters. “Each year we wonder how Wrap Like a King entries could be more ambitious, and every time, installers find a way to surprise us with new techniques and film combinations.”
The regional winners will go on to compete for the title of ‘Continental Wrap King,’ which will be awarded Oct.15. Continent winners will then be considered for the ultimate title of ‘King of the Wrap World,’ which will be announced Oct. 31 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
Click here to view all of this year’s North American and European winners.