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WIN CHANNELLOCK® TOOLS AND A CLASSROOM MAKEOVER WITH THE CHANNELLOCK® TRADE SCHOOL TRADE-UP COMPETITION

Trade schools all across America are helping shape the next generation of gifted tradesmen and women. You learn from the best teachers in the classroom, so why not use the best tools for the job? The CHANNELLOCK® Trade School Trade-Up Competition is giving you and your school the chance to win a free supply of CHANNELLOCK® gear and cash prizes.
 

HOW DO I ENTER?

Entering the competition is simple. Get a team of classmates together and send us a creative, one-of-a-kind video telling us why your team should win. Did you all grow up using CHANNELLOCK® tools? Do you all value American manufacturing just as much as we do? Whatever it is, we want to know. And remember—the more fun you have with it, the better your chances of winning.

WHAT’S MY TIMELINE?

August 20: Submission period begins
October 1: All submissions are due
October 2-10: Owners of Channellock Inc., the DeArment family, will select top three submissions
October 18-20: Social media voting
October 22: Winners will be announced

WHAT COULD I WIN?

1st Place: $5,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom, a classroom makeover with CHANNELLOCK BLUE® wall paint and fat heads
2nd Place: $2,500 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom
3rd Place: $1,000 cash prize, CHANNELLOCK® tools for all team members and their classroom

SUBMISSION GUIDE

  1. Applications are open to high school and college trade programs within the United States.
  2. Maximum number of team members: 10 individuals + 1 team leader.
  3. All team members must be enrolled in a trade program for one of the following trades: plumbing, electrical, welding or automotive.
  4. One person on your team must serve as a team leader and official entrant – that person must be at least 18 years old, and will likely be your trade program teacher or administrator. The leader will be responsible for submitting your team's application.
  5. Submissions may be no longer than two and a half minutes, but no shorter than one minute.
  6. There are no limitations on devices used to create submission videos. Videos may be shot with cell phones, cameras, etc.
  7. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    1. Creativity
    2. Compellingness of overall message
    3. Passion for your respective trade
    4. Passion for the CHANNELLOCK® brand
  8. Submission must be uploaded in .mp4 or .mov format.
  9. No vulgarity, bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual will be tolerated. Videos must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  10. Only fully completed applications submitted via the channellock.com/tradeup application portal will be considered. Non compliant applications will be disqualified.
  11. Click here for the official scoring rubric.
  12. Click here for official rules and regulations.