By Richard Hail
SEMA Battle of the Builders continues the tradition of encouraging young, upcoming builders with the return of the Young Guns division.
The Young Guns division makes it possible for builders 27 years of age or younger to compete alongside industry veterans in the SEMA Battle of the Builders—a competition that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of SEMA Show vehicle builders.
SEMA Battle of the Builders is an exclusive and elite competition open only to builders with vehicles at the SEMA Show.
Builders who are 27 years of age or younger may compete, even if they do not currently have a vehicle scheduled to be on display at the SEMA Show.
Through partnerships with regional events, young builders can compete for a “Golden Ticket” prize package that includes transportation and accommodations to the 2021 SEMA Show for the winning builder and their vehicle. This year, the SEMA Young Guns Regional Qualifiers will be held exclusively online with three events: Eastern States Virtual Corral on August 14, Midwest States Virtual Corral on August 21, and Western States Virtual Corral on August 28.
The Virtual Corrals will be held via Zoom with judging handled by professional builders from the pro division categories of Battle of the Builders. Young Builders will have 10 minutes to pitch their skills and highlight their current build. One winner from each virtual corral will be awarded a Golden Ticket to SEMA.
For more information on Battle of the Builders Young Guns or to apply for a Virtual Corral, visit www.semayoungguns.com.