Vehicle wrapper Melanie Fergin of Winguard Paint Protect Specialists in Adelaide has become the first woman to win the Continental crown for Australia and New Zealand in Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions' annual Wrap Like A King Challenge. Fergin will now compete for the world title in Las Vegas next month. The winning entry was Winguard's 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S TECHART GTstreet R project.
|The winning entry: this Porsche is the only one of its kind in Australia|
“I’m honoured to be recognised as the Continental Winner for Australia and New Zealand,” Fergin said. “This wrap installation for the Porsche GT Street R is one of the most complex yet rewarding wraps I’ve ever done." Melanie will head to Las Vegas to participate in the finals of "Wrap Like A King" Challenge at SEMA between November 4 and 8, 2019.
"It is an outstanding entry and we wish Melanie the very best as she heads to Las Vegas for the finals of “Wrap Like A King” Challenge,” said Jordan Leach, senior business manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Australia & New Zealand.
“We did it!!!” Winguard said on Facebook. “Winguard’s Porsche TechArt GT StreetR colour wrap has won the Australian/New Zealand division of Avery Dennison’s Wrap like a King contest. As the first ever South Australian winner, our head colour filmsmith, Melanie Fergin, will be winging her way to Las Vegas in a few weeks to stand with the 7 other global finalists for 2019. You go girl.
|(photos courtesy Winguard)|
“Huge thanks to staffers, Ratinder, Sukhdev, Gordon & Katerina for their efforts. So proud of our team. Shout out to the boys at Buik Motorworks for their input on the complex disassembly of the car. Thank you to Leanne & the Spandex team here in SA for your support with the awesome Avery Dennison product range. Cheers to Scott B for putting your faith in the team. It’s a stunning car.”
Wrap installers from 53 countries around the world were invited to submit full-print or colour-change wrap projects to be judged for the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes. The projects were completed featuring options from the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film portfolio including Conform Chrome, MPI 1105 SuperCast Digital film or a combination of car wrap films to be evaluated against their regional peers by a panel of judges.
The following vehicle graphics installers and shops were crowned the Continental Wrap Kings:
North America:The Creature from the Wrap Lagoon project, completed by MetroWrapz.
Europe:The BMW M135i /// Artist project, completed by WrapStyle s.r.o.
North Asia:The Wrap Like a King 2019 - SLS AMG project, completed by Shanghai DC Town Auto Service Co., Ltd.
Australia/New Zealand:The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S TECHART GTstreet R project, completed by Winguard Paint Protection Specialists.
South Africa:The Eric the Viking - Sharpline drift car wrap project (pictured below), completed by Sharpline Signs and Graphics.
The international panel of judges reviewed every submission and evaluated each project by the following criteria: visual transformation (difference between the before-and-after photos submitted), quality of workmanship and skill level of installation, overall public appeal and uniqueness of the design.
The 2019 panel of judges included: Justin Pate of The Wrap Institute; Myles Kovacs of DUB Magazine; Yianni Charalambous of Yiannimize; Eddy Speelman of Speelman Graphic Applications; Molly Waters of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions; Peter Wright of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions; Sarel Krüger of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions; Frank Marquart of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions; and Jun Kinoshita of Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions.
“We’re now one step closer to determining the King of the Wrap World,” said Abby Monnot, senior global segment manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, North America. “The talent presented from each corner of the world was remarkable. To determine the Continental Wrap Kings, the panel of judges looked for striking and creative visual effects coupled with seamless execution. The five winners proved that they can take wraps to a new and exciting level — and that’s what this challenge is all about.”
Each continental winner will receive a four-night stay in Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, where the global King of the Wrap World will be crowned in booth #12659 on Nov. 5. The King of the Wrap World grand prize package is worth almost $5,000, with additional gift vouchers and exposure via the Avery Dennison website and web advertisements.
For more information on Avery Dennison vinyl for car graphics and where to buy Supreme Wrapping Film, visit graphics.averydennison.com
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S TECHART GTstreet R
by Winguard Paint Protection Specialists
This Porsche is the only one of its kind in Australia and one of only 30 worldwide. The client’s brief: “A full colour change on my forever car – emphasising exclusivity with an unassuming yet sporty appeal – Oh and I need it done by next Friday” Mission accepted. Colours were chosen and work began. The car was disassembled and the Techart Carbon Fiber Body kit removed so the wrapping could begin. Installation was immaculate. The entire car is completed without any joins or inserts which has achieved a seamless, paint-like finish. Our Client couldn’t be happier and our team is very proud of the incredible result.
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