Friday, 28 January 2022 14:09

Art Meets Automotive: CREF Invites Creative Students to Design-and-Create Competition


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Calling all creative career and technical students.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) wants to know: What Inspires You? You could win a $500 prize for answering their question.


To find out, CREF has designated this question as the theme of its new “Art Meets Automotive Design-and-Create Competition.” Open to all career tech students, Art Meets Automotive offers a chance to showcase your creativity by designing and creating a project using your favorite skillset: painting, sculpting, welding or a combination of them all.


“The Collision Repair Education Foundation is excited to feature the creativity of talented career tech students. We can’t wait to see what you come up with and submit. We encourage creativity,” said Melissa Marscin, director of operations and administration for CREF. “If you’re not a career tech student, you may know one. Encourage students to showcase their talents---and when the voting opens later in the year, we hope the entire industry will check out what ideas these talented young people bring to life as they tell us what inspires them.”


Contest entrants will compete in one of four categories. Refinishing students will paint a mini-hood, while body and refinish competitors will design a bowling pin.


Art Meets Automotive includes two open-ended categories: Welding and Creative. The competition is open to individual students (no teams).


To participate, simply submit your hand-drawn or digital design, along with a completed registration form, by Feb. 28. Selected designs will be notified in March; all selected entries must be...

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