That’s right! In addition to a gorgeous trophy, bragging rights, and a full spread on The Hog Ring, the winner will also receive a $2,500 gift certificate to Douglass Interior Products.
Douglass Interior Products is a premier supplier of automotive, marine and aviation upholstery. They carry everything from leather to synthetic vinyl and carpet! (Visit their website to browse products)
When the good folks at Douglass heard about the NC Auto Interior of the Year Award, they contacted Mal Maher, CEO of NC, to ask how they too could be part of this great honor.
“I’m thrilled to have such a respected industry leader involved in this contest,” said Maher. “Douglas Interior Products are longtime friends who understand the needs of upholsterers. Their generous gift blew me away!”
The gift certificate, which can be put towards any of Douglass’ quality products, is good for one full year. Use it to buy materials for clients or your own project car.
“At Douglass, we are truly passionate about interiors,” said Nick Roberts, director of marketing for Douglass.
“When we see the same level of care and thought that goes into producing our materials being used to create award-winning interiors, it helps us all to really appreciate the art form that is upholstery,” he added.
“We feel that this great contest is a perfect way for us to reward one of those talented upholsterers and to see the new heights that this industry has reached.”
How do I enter?
NC Carpet Binding & Equipment will announce the winner of its NC Auto Interior of the Year Award at the 2018 SEMA Show in November. Of course, Douglass Interior Products will be there too.
To submit your project for judging, follow these simple steps:
1. Email photographs of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, business name and address, as well as details of your work. The more details you provide, the easier it is for the judges to make an informed decision.
3. Complete the above two steps by September 15, 2018.
Who are the judges?
This year’s award will be voted on by a panel of award-winning shops and industry leaders, including:
• Hi Class Customs
• Stitchcraft Interiors
• Custom Stitching Co.
• Bux Customs
• Interiors by Shannon
• Customs by Vos
• Cato’s Custom Upholstery
• Douglass Interior Products
• The Hog Ring
• NC Carpet Binding & Equipment
What else can I expect at SEMA?
The winning auto upholstery shop doesn’t have to attend the 2018 SEMA Show to claim the prize. But entrants should plan on attending anyway!
This year’s show promises to be the best ever, with NC Carpet Binding & Equipment putting the craft of auto upholstery front and center.
Their booth will feature a full range of industrial sewing machines and tools for trimmers to see and try. And yes, that includes the new Global Global UP 1646 Ornamental Stitch sewing machine.
All sewing machines and tools will be offered at a HUGE DISCOUNT!
“In addition to the NC Auto Interior of the Year Award, we’re planning an epic giveaway and slashing prices on all our industrial sewing machines,” said Maher. “This is an event you don’t want to miss!”
The 2018 SEMA Show will be held October 29 – November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For details, visit SEMAShow.com.