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PPG Colour Matching Competition

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 COLOUR MATCHING COMPETION POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19

As a result, provisions have been made for any apprentice who was eligible this year to then be entitled to compete in the 2021 event.
 

WE'VE GONE ONLINE!

Approaching its 30th Anniversary, the PPG Colour Matching Competition is a very popular annual event and, thanks to a new Facebook Group, past and present participants can now stay connected 24/7.

The PPG Colour Matching Competition Facebook Group has the potential to be a valuable resource for the automotive spray painting community. For example, it will provide a handy platform for discussions on a range of topics, the sharing of photos from previous competitions or even offer the ability for past competitors to share their experiences and, potentially, chat with future contestants. From a technical point of view, it's anticipated that it will provide convenient access to a variety of useful colour theory information and the option to ask questions and get an answer from a PPG colour expert.

HOW TO JOIN

Using the existing PPG Colour Matching Competition database, email invitations will be sent to recent participants and instructors (where an email address is available). If you wish to join and you do not receive an email invitation, you can make a request to join the group by visiting www.facebook.com/groups/PPGcolourmatching/ and filling out a short questionnaire. Behaviour within the group will be monitored and governed by a set of rules and guidelines to prevent inappropriate conduct.


I WANT TO COMPETE IN 2021

Good news, we're taking interest for the 2021 PPG Colour Matching Competition!
Fill out the form below and a representative will contact you to complete your application.

Don't forget, any apprentice who was eligible this year is also entitled to compete in 2021!
 

   

 

 

CAN YOU MATCH IT

 
WITH THE BEST?


Will you be this year’s PPG Colour Matching Competition champion?

Test yourself against the best, sharpen your colour matching skills and get the chance to represent your state at the national final and win great prizes.

Do you have what it takes to be a colour matching champion? For more than two decades, the annual PPG Colour Matching Competition has given automotive spray painting apprentices the opportunity to hone their colour theory and colour matching practical skills by competing in regional and state competitions. These are usually held between June and September.
Spots are limited so make sure you get your entry in early!


The PPG Colour Matching Competition is a fun way to get valuable colour matching experience, along with bragging rights on your mates! Win through to the national final and you could get to travel to the host city and compete for the winner’s trophy, as well as cool prizes, such as gift vouchers, SATA spray equipment and MIRKA tools. Last but not least, because this is a recognised and respected industry award, doing well can be a great way to advance your career!

So, who is eligible to enter?

Any apprentice currently attending a TAFE college or other students completing an equivalent automotive spray painting apprenticeship course are strongly encouraged to ‘have a go’.

Competition format

Each contestant is provided with all the equipment and tinters they need and is given a set time period to match two colours – usually, one solid and one metallic / pearl. As well as colour matching skills, contestants are judged on safety, cleanliness and work practices.

Why enter?

The PPG Colour Matching Competition is a fun way to get valuable colour matching experience, along with bragging rights on your mates! Win through to the national final and you could get to travel to the host city and compete for the winner’s trophy, as well as cool prizes, such as gift vouchers, SATA spray equipment and MIRKA tools. Last but not least, because this is a recognised and respected industry award, doing well can be a great way to advance your career!