Automechanika Birmingham to host National Paint Championships

Automechanika Birmingham will host the UK and Ireland National Paint Championships next year, with the winner being announced in a live ceremony on 7 June.

With the championships being completely free to enter, automotive painters will be tasked with designing the most impressive car bonnet in a bid to be crowned National Paint Champion.

The bonnets will be on display during the course of the show (6-8 June), and a professional jury will decide on their favourite design live on stage at the show.

Meanwhile, next year’s competition will also include a People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public.

Announced at the bodyshop Awards 2022, hosted by bodyshop magazine on 12 October, the championships are set to be highly competitive, with the most experienced painters looking to take on the exciting challenge to put their work on the map and showcase their skills.

Alex Jones, marketing director of Messe Frankfurt UK, organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “Bodyshop professionals are a key part of the automotive industry and it’s great to be hosting what’s set to be a fun-filled and highly anticipated Championships at Automechanika Birmingham.

“This is such an exciting project to be part of and we can’t wait to see the creative designs that participants will produce. The championships not only provide them with the perfect opportunity to showcase the fabulous work these professional painters do day in, day out, but it also enables us to celebrate their talents to the wider aftermarket.”

When entering, participants will automatically be included in both championship categories, with the National Paint Champion then invited to attend Automechanika Frankfurt in 2024 to compete for the title of world champion.