Barbeque, Blues and the Big Battle
The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ will be returning
in 2011 and this time in Memphis, Tenn. The event will be held September
15-16 at the Memphis Marriott Downtown and the Memphis Cook Convention
Center and will offer educational opportunities for everyone in the window
film industry as well as the chance to compete in the Tint-Off, which
will feature automotive tinters. There will be educational opportunities
available to both the automotive and residential/commercial companies.
The Tint-Off and Conference, sponsored by the International Window Film
Association (IWFA) and Window Film magazine, will be held in conjunction
with Auto Glass Week™ which will allow attendees to visit with suppliers
and attend seminars from other organizations as well. Seminars will cover
architectural, decorative, security, automotive and paint protection films.
There will be some changes to the Tint-Off this year. The prizes for first,
second and third place have increased. The prize for first place has jumped
$2,500 in value to $10,000. Up $2,000 the second place winner will walk
away with $3,000 and with an increase of $500, third place will merit
a $1,000 prize. In addition to the cash prizes, the first place winner
will walk away with a trophy and a Winning Champion’s leather jacket.
All participants will receive medals and certificates for participating
in the event.
Competitors will be judged on five different criteria, including:
cleanliness of film, cleanliness of vehicle, light gaps and edge cuts,
quality of application and warranty card. Scores are determined by deducting
points from each criteria until a final score is reached. There will be
one preliminary round and one finals round.
Walking in Memphis
Outside of the show floor and the competition attendees and competitors
will be able to experience the Memphis sights. Beale Street, a pedestrian-friendly
Memphis street, features many of Memphis’ famous blues musicians, bars
and restaurants. One of Memphis’ most famous exports is its world-famous
barbeque. The southern style barbeque is a must for any visitor to the
When the competitors and spectators need to relax after the competition
Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland, is just a short drive away and is a tourist
mecca for many visiting the Tennessee city.
Save a Seat
Discount rooms have been made available to International Window Film Tint-Off
and Conference attendees for only $99 per night plus tax at the Memphis
Marriott Downtown. You may reserve your room online at windowfilmmag.com/tintoff.
You must reference that you are with window film to receive the discounted
The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference 2011 is managed
by Window Film magazine.
Want to attend the Tint-Off and save money? Contact Window Film
magazine by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will put you in contact with others looking to share and
split the cost of a hotel stay in Memphis.
Discount rooms have now been made available to International Window
Film Tint-Off and Conference™ attendees. You can make reservations
by visiting our website at windowfilmmag.com/tintoff
and click on the hotel tab.
Katie Hodge is the editor of Window Film magazine.
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