AGRR™ magazine’s competitions return for their ninth year. The Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Olympics in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) are back for Auto Glass Week™ 2014. The Exhibition/Extravaganza is set to be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall, as well as the attendee-favorite competitions.
Register to Compete
Interested contestants may register online to compete. The registration deadline for contestants is August 15, and there is no onsite registration to compete. Contestant registration includes admission to all seminars, workshops, social events, one ticket to the Gala Awards Reception and Ceremony, and access to the Exhibition/Extravaganza where the competitions will be held. The champions will be announced Thursday evening, October 9, at the Gala Awards Reception and Ceremony, which will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.
Prizes for the 2014 winners have also been announced. In the AGTO, first place will receive $10,000, a gold medal and trophy, as well as bragging rights as the “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician.” Second place 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 $10,000, 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.
A hotel room block is also available for Auto Glass Week contestants. Discounted room rates have been made available at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel starting at $149.00 USD per night, plus tax. You may call 800/228-9290 and ask for the Auto Glass Week block and give code AGWAGWA or make your confirmation online. This rate will be available through September 15 on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.