By Ashley Reyes
Hot-rod builders showcasing a build at the 2022 SEMA Show have an exclusive opportunity to gain industry recognition through two new awards presented by the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA).
New to the 2022 SEMA Show, the “Design & Innovation Award” will be presented a builder or shop in recognition of a vehicle that exemplifies the meaning of an exceptional hot rod, while the “Evolution of Hot-Rodding Award” will celebrate a vehicle that pushes the boundaries of tradition and embodies the evolving trends in the hot-rod industry.
One winner for each award will be announced and honored at the 2022 SEMA Show HRIA Reception, Tuesday November 2, at the Westgate Pavilions 9–11.
Hot-rod builders showcasing a vehicle at the SEMA Show are invited to submit their build for award consideration by posting a photo of their completed hot rod on Instagram now through October 30. The caption must include the hashtag #SEMAHRIA2022, year/make/model of the vehicle, builder name, shop name and booth number or relative location (i.e., Silver Lot) of the vehicle at the SEMA Show.
Submissions will be visited and judged in person by a committee consisting of three hot-rod industry experts who will serve as judges, and winners will be announced and celebrated at the SEMA Show HRIA Reception, November 2, at 5:15 p.m. in the Westgate Pavilions 9–11.
View the judging criteria on the HRIA homepage.