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The 2017 nomination period is now closed. Thank you for nominating.
Stay tuned; the nomination period for the 2018 Awards coming soon.

About the Awards

The FenderBender Awards were created to recognize collision repair professionals who are talented, inspirational, and dedicated to improving the industry and helping others. Anyone can nominate; it’s fast, free and allows you to thank a deserving individual on a grand stage. Winners receive:

  • A high-quality FenderBender Award presented in front of hundreds of collision repair professionals at the FenderBender Management Conference.
  • An article profiling their achievements in the September issue of FenderBender and on
  • One free pass to the FenderBender Management Conference, for use by qualifying industry professionals.
  • Press materials about the accomplishment for distribution to local media.

All nominators will receive a promo code for discounted FenderBender Management Conference registration. And all nominees have a shot at being featured in our monthly Awards Insight section or elsewhere in the magazine.


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The Rules and Process

The competition is open to all segments of the collision repair industry. Nominators do not have to be employed within the industry and can nominate as many deserving collision repair professionals as they choose, limit one nomination per candidate. Nominating is fast and easy—just complete the online entry form and submit.

After nominations close, the FenderBender editorial team will carefully review all submissions, narrowing the field to a handful of finalists. The FenderBender staff will contact finalists for more detailed information before making final decisions.

Winners and their nominators will be notified in June and interviewed for a September profile article. A professional photo shoot will also be arranged.


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