Competition Sponsorships Now Available
By Colin Faul
It's that time of year again. We just finished yet another successful Masonry Showcase and are now in the planning stages for 2005. As you know, the Masonry Showcase holds various competition programs to help showcase the skill of the masonry trade as well as promote the traditional and non-traditional uses of masonry. These highlight events give crowds a front row experience showing that masonry construction isn't simply throwing up a few bricks and blocks, but is actually highly skilled and gives attendees a real sense of the art of the masonry trade.
For our 2005 show, we have added a new contest to our competition program. We are currently looking for competition sponsors offering further exposure opportunity for our exhibitors and supporters. Here are descriptions of our competition offerings and exclusive sponsorship opportunities to our exhibitors.
Masonry: It Makes a Village
The new addition to our contests for 2005 is a 2-day competition challenging leading mason contractors and architects from across the country to create a design/build project with a predetermined amount of brick, masonry units, glass block and cultured stone. This is a great sponsorship opportunity due to the new exposure and interest it will generate as well as showcasing the use of multiple masonry related products.
International Masonry Skills Challenge
This competition showcases the skill of masonry apprentices in their first, second and third year skill levels. Winning apprentices from regional U.S. and foreign competitions challenge each other to determine the top masonry apprentice at-each level. This competition spotlights the industry's finest masons and places focus on the skill and potential uses associated with masonry making it a great promotional program for exhibitors to support.
Fastest Trowel Competition
The Fastest Trowel competes on the skill and speed of a mason and the teamwork involved in accomplishing a final product. This fast paced competition is a highlight event at the Masonry Showcase and many attendees come far and wide to see one of the industry's best events. The exposure and attention this event draws forth makes it one of the highlight programs that will definitely get your name out on the floor!
Benefits of Sponsorship
- Exclusive opportunity to display your company name on the competition floor
- Your company listed every time the event is publicized (attendee registration brochure, onsite attendee program, contest promotions in MASONRY magazine)
- Signage, where appropriate, acknowledging your company as a sponsor
- Recognition by Master of Ceremonies
- Special "Thank You" advertisement in Showcase News and MASONRY Magazine
- MARKETING YOUR COMPANY TO OVER 12,000 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ATTENDEES!
If you would like information on sponsorship please call (800) 536-2225.
About the Author
Colin Faul was the Director of Marketing and Director of Professional Development for the Mason Contractors Association of America.