3M - 3/10/2010
3M Announces Sponsorship of “American Wrap Star” Contest at ISA
Digital Designware and the International Sign Association (ISA) are hosting the American Wrap Star contest for
the first time at ISA Expo in Orlando, Florida from April 8 – April 10. The contest will award $250,000 worth of prizes.
3M announced that it is the platinum sponsor of the event, providing 3M product as prizes, on-site support and
demonstration, along with 3M™ Controltac™ Wrap Film with Comply™ v3 Adhesive IJ180Cv3 and 3M™ Scotchcal™
Ultra-Matte Overlaminate 8915 which will be used in the competition.
Dirk Moebes, CEO of Digital Designware and event director, explained, “Last October we held a similar event
during the Viscom show in Duesseldorf, Germany with huge success and immense response. We are more than
happy to co-cost the event at ISA. And we’ve garnered strong support from key sponsors, such as 3M. Without
3M as the platinum Sponsor, an event like this would not take place.”
The competition will consist of five rounds during the three show days. Wrappers will compete on speed and
quality and will be judged by a panel of international wrap experts. Participants who survive the first round will
be promoted to the next until only two remain.
A maximum of 128 wrappers can participate in the contest and all participants, regardless of ranking, will
receive a prize. The prizes awarded to the top winners will include a flatbed applicator, vinyl cutter with camera
system and software, digital printer, 3M materials and laminator. Those who are eliminated after the first round
will still be awarded a package of vouchers for vinyl, overlaminate and other supplies, software and wrap tools
worth nearly $1,800.
The current list of event sponsors includes 3M, Summa, Rollsroller, HP, Mutoh, Royal Sovereign, Corel, Pro
Vehicle Outline, Cadlink, Digital Art Solutions, Yellotools, Image1Impact, Wrap Expterts and many others.
Additional event details:
? Anyone with wrapping experience is eligible to participate in the contest.
? Participants are required to bring tools; electricity will be provided.
? All competitors who reach the morning rounds on Friday and Saturday will receive one night’s hotel at 50%
off – at the event HQ hotel – for the night prior to the morning round.
? Participants receive free admission to the show for all three show days.
? All participants and sponsors will be invited to the “Wrap Night” party on Thursday.