Volume 15, Issue 2 - March-April 2011

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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.

Prized Awards
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 city.

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 rate.

The International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference 2011 is managed by Window Film magazine.

Sharing Space
Want to attend the Tint-Off and save money? Contact Window Film magazine by e-mailing khodge@glass.com 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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