Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has named the five continental winners of its Wrap Like a King Challenge for 2019.
Melanie Fergin of Winguard Paint Protect Specialists won the title for Australia and New Zealand for the wrap of the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Techart GTstreet R. She is also the first woman to win the crown for the region.
Sharpline Signs and Graphics took home the title for the South Africa region for the sharpline drift car wrap of Eric the Viking.
MetroWrapz from North America won for its Creature from the Wrap Lagoon work, while WraoStyle s.r.o from Europe won for its BMW M135i /// Artist wrap.
As for the North Asia region, Shanghai DC Town Auto Service Co took home the award for its Wrap Like a King 2019 – SLS AMG work.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Australia & New Zealand senior business manager Jordan Leach congratulated Fergin and her team at Winguard Paint Protect Specialists for taking home the continental crown for Australia and New Zealand.
“It is an outstanding entry and we wish Melanie the very best as she heads to Las Vegas for the finals of the Wrap Like a King challenge,” Leach said.
Since the challenge opened on 3 June, wrap installers from 55 countries across the globe submitted their wrap projects to be judged by a panel of judges from around the world.
The judges evaluated the submissions based on the following criteria: visual transformation based on the difference between the before and after pictures submitted, quality and skill level of installation, overall public look and appeal, and uniqueness of the design.
“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. A big thank you to the incredible effort and dedication of the Winguard team who made this car look so good and achieve a paint-like finish.
“I also want to thank the car’s owner, Scott Bormann, for his vision and trust in our team, and massive thanks to Avery Dennison for organising this global challenge, giving us vehicle wrappers something extra to work towards.”
Fergin will head to Las Vegas to participate in the finals of the Wrap Like a King challenge between November 4 and 8.
At the 2019 SEMA Show, the overall winner will be chosen by the judges as the best in show and crowned the King of the Wrap World. The winner’s grand prize package will be worth almost US$5000, with additional gift vouchers and exposure via Avery Dennison.
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