07 October 2019

Melanie Fergin is the first woman to be crowned Continental Winner for Australia and New Zealand

Avery Dennison has named five continental winning vehicle graphics installers in the “Wrap Like A King” 2019 Challenge. These winners, who showed their prowess with a variety of Avery Dennison® films including Supreme Wrapping™ Film, the Conform Chrome™ Series and MPI 1105™ Supercast Digital film, come from Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, North America, Europe and North Asia.

- Australia and New Zealand - 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S TECHART GT street R by Winguard Paint Protection Specialists
- South Africa - Eric The Viking – Sharpline drift car wrap by Sharpline Signs and Graphics
- North America - Creature from the Wrap Lagoon by MetroWrapz
- Europe - BMW M135i / / / Artist by WrapStyle s.r.o.
- North Asia - Wrap Like A King 2019 – SLS AMG by Shanghai DC Town Auto Service Co., Ltd.

“Congratulations to Melanie Fergin and her team at Winguard Paint Protect Specialists for taking home the Continental crown for Australia and New Zealand!” said Jordan Leach, Senior Business Manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Australia & New Zealand. “It is an outstanding entry and we wish Melanie the very best as she heads to Las Vegas for the finals of “Wrap Like A King” Challenge!”

Since the Challenge opened on 3 June 2019, wrap installers from 55 countries across the globe had submitted their wrap projects to be judged by a panel of judges from around the world including Justin Pate, co-owner of The Wrap Institute and Peter Wright, technical marketing manager for Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Australia & New Zealand.

The judges evaluated the submissions based on the following criteria: visual transformation based on the difference between the before and after pictures submitted (35%), quality and skill level of installation (30%), overall public look and appeal (25%), and uniqueness of the
design (10%). “I’m honoured to be recognised as the Continental Winner for Australia and New Zealand,” said Melanie Fergin, Winguard Paint Protection Specialists based in Adelaide. “This wrap installation for the Porsche GT Street R is one of the most complex yet rewarding wraps I’ve ever done. A big thank you to the incredible effort and dedication of the Winguard team who made this car look so good and achieve a paint-like finish! I also want to thank the car’s
owner, Scott Bormann, for his vision and trust in our team, and massive thanks to Avery Dennison for organising this global challenge, giving us vehicle wrappers something extra to work towards!”

Melanie’s prize consists of return airfares to Las Vegas, a four-night stay in Las Vegas during SEMA between November 4 and 8, 2019 as well as a large banner stand display, continental winner’s trophy, exposure on Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions’ Facebook, USD$500 gift vouchers and SEMA passes.

At the 2019 SEMA Show, the overall winner will be chosen by the judges as the best in show and crowned the “King of the Wrap World”. The winner’s grand prize package is worth almost USD$5,000, with additional gift vouchers and exposure via the Avery Dennison website, social media and web advertisements.

Wishing Melanie Good Luck at the grand final in Las Vegas in November!