SEMA announces casting call for 2017 Battle of the Builders

The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, which will feature an expanded Young Guns program this year, gives competitors, their vehicles, and sponsoring exhibitors increased exposure at the SEMA Show.

Diamond Bar, California — June 5, 2017 — SEMA has opened up a casting call for custom builders to join in the Battle of the Builders competition during the 2017 SEMA exhibition. Builders with a car or truck on display at the 2017 SEMA Show, held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, may now enter the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition by applying online at sema.org/botb. The program recognizes and brings increased media exposure to top vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products that make the vehicles unique..

New for this year is the expanded Young Guns category, a program which was introduced in 2016 to provide heightened exposure for up-and-coming builders. As part of the Young Guns program, SEMA partnered with AutoCon, Bonnier and Goodguys to award builders age 27 and younger (as of Nov. 3, 2017) who do not have a vehicle at the show an opportunity to participate in SEMA Battle of the Builders. Partnering organizations will award six winners at select regional events a prize package that includes an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2017 SEMA Show, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the Show, and automatic entry into the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

Winners from the partnering organizations will then compete in the Battle of Builders competition at the SEMA Show, alongside the builders who entered with a feature or booth vehicle from the annual trade-only event. All competitors, their vehicles and sponsoring exhibitors receive increased exposure at the SEMA Show, as well as the possibility of being featured in a one-hour, nationwide television special that will air on the Velocity Network.

To enter or for more information on how you can showcase your car and parts through the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, log on to sema.org/botb .


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