New for 2018, entries are being invited across two installation categories; ‘residential’ and ‘commercial’. Whilst the actual FIT Show will not run until May 2019, Show organisers have responded to the industry’s enthusiasm for the ‘Installation of the Year’ competition by making it an annual fixture.
And with the inaugural Twitter competition in 2017 receiving more than 200 entries and 1,000 votes, uptake is anticipated to be high in 2018 as fabricators and installers vie to showcase their best work and take home the coveted ‘Installation of the Year’ title.
From facades and balustrades through to conservatories and bi-fold doors, entries can be made via Twitter by posting a picture of an installation to @FITShow and utilising either the hashtag for #Commercial or #Residential - to identify the relevant category - accompanied by a short description of the project.
FIT Show Event Director, Nickie West said: “The FIT Show is all about celebrating the great work that is being done throughout our industry and ‘Installation of the Year’ is our way of showcasing this. We were overwhelmed by the success of last year’s competition and wanted to maintain this platform to highlight the UK window and door industry at its very best. The excitement last year was incredible and we expect it to be even more successful over the next few months.
“This is a chance for people to show their competitors and customers just what they can do, with the added kudos of taking home either the monthly or overall ‘Installation of the Year’ winners’ crown.”
The competition is open now and will run until June. Each month entries will be showcased on the brand new FIT Show website, with one winner selected for both categories by FIT Show’s official judging panel made up of industry experts.
Monthly prizes will be awarded to the winners in both categories, with the 6 monthly commercial and 6 monthly residential winners fighting it out to take home the overall ‘Installation of the Year’ crown in each category when it goes to public vote.
Overall winners will be announced at the 2019 FIT Show Gala Dinner and, alongside the honour of having the ‘Installation of the Year’, winners will receive a trophy and a two-night stay at a golf/spa hotel with dinner.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the FIT Show website at www.fitshow.co.uk/IOTY.