FinishMaster and CREF have created a student contest for the best restored and painted bowling pins.

Welcome to the 2021 challenge for PiN MASTER.
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The PiN MASTER Challenge
FinishMaster is happy to announce that this year we will be holding the first annual student competition as part of our Hood Master Challenge. We have partnered with CREF (Collision Repair Education Foundation) to create a student contest for best restored and painted bowling pin.

Eligibility
Any high school and college student currently enrolled in a Collision Repair Program is eligible
to participate. This includes students graduating in May or June of 2021.

How to Enter
  • Email CREF at info@ed-foundation.org for a registration form
  • Acquire an old bowling pin from a local bowling alley and repair the cracks
  • Paint an awesome design on your pin
  • Pins may be airbrushed or pinstriped using automotive paint

  • All pins must be received by CREF by or before September 10, 2021:
    • CREF
    • Attn: Brandon Eckenrode
    • 5125 Trillium Blvd
    • Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
    • Note: get a tracking number when mailing your pin

Don't miss out on your chance to register and a shot at some awesome prizes!

Judging
• Judging will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 15, 2021. Winners will be announced no later than October 19, 2021.

• Our judging panel is made up of Collision Repair Industry Professionals and Influencers.

• Pins will be judged by

  • Quality of design/art (40%)
  • Quality of repair (30%)
  • Application technique of paint (30%)

• Pins may be airbrushed or pinstriped using automotive paint

• Some of the pins will be displayed at a public event and judging in Indianapolis. Display of pins is at the discretion of FinishMaster and CREF.
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Rules & Regulations
• Please note that all bowling pins become the property of CREF and will not be returned to the creator.

• Pins may be used by CREF to help fundraising efforts.

• No monetary value for the prizes will be paid out to winners - CREF and - FinishMaster bears no financial responsibility for the creation, shipping, loss or damage of any bowling pin. 

• All bowling pins become property of CREF and will not be returned to the creator. Pins may be used by CREF to help fundraising efforts.

• Participation in exhibit is not guaranteed.

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