DO YOU HAVE A COMPETITIVE SPARK?
The 2019 IDEAL National Championship is a highly-charged, no-holds barred competition to determine the best electrician in North America. Get amped to show your skills, test your limits, and compete against some of the best tradesmen and women in the industry. This race-against-the-clock competition is where electricians become legends. Plus, throughout the competition, IDEAL is giving away over $600k in cash and prizes.*
1st Place: $75,000 | 2nd Place: $25,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000
1st Place: $30,000 | 2nd Place: $20,000 | 3rd Place: $10,000
CONTRACTOR CHALLENGE (PROFESSIONAL TEAMS)
1st Place: $40,000 + NEW: $20,000 in IDEALcash to the Contractor + NEW: $50,000 in Marketing Support to the Contractor
SCHOOL CHALLENGE (STUDENT/APPRENTICE TEAMS)
1st Place: $20,000 + NEW: + $10,000 IDEALcash for trade school + 5 First-Year Scholarships along with five complete tool kits for scholarship winners.
GET UP. GET AMPED. GET QUALIFIED.
THE QUALIFYING ROUND
MARCH 4 – OCTOBER 4, 2019
To make it to the Championship Weekend, you have to qualify first. Over a thousand qualifying rounds will take place across North America. Competitors can use their own IDEAL® tools, or IDEAL-provided tools, as they race against the clock to complete the challenge.
The top Professional and Student/Apprentice from each state/territory, the top five Contractor Challenge (Professional) and School Challenge (Student/Apprentice) teams of 2 from the U.S., and the top Contractor and School Challenge team from Canada will advance to the Championship Weekend. In addition, the top 3 individual competitors from 2018 will be returning for their chance to defend their title.
There will be 14 Wild Card slots available for Professionals and Students/Apprentices respectively. These will be filled the 12 fastest individuals from each U.S. region who do not win their state’s bid, and the 2 fastest remaining individuals from Canada.
Watch the video on the left to learn how to complete the Qualifying Round Challenge and search below to find a Qualifying Round event near you.
TOOLS MADE FOR CHAMPIONS
IDEAL® tools will be provided at all events, but competitors will be allowed to use their own IDEAL tools for a leg-up on the competition. Buy yours today and start practicing!
THE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
NOVEMBER 7 - 9, 2019
DISNEY'S® CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT | ORLANDO, FL
84 professionals and 84 students/apprentices from the US and Canada will advance to Orlando to compete. They will be joined by 1 professional and 1 student/apprentice each from Australia and China, who will be competing against the best the US and Canada have to offer in the inaugural International Championship at the end of the weekend. While travel, lodging and meals are all provided by IDEAL Electrical, competitors have to bring their own “A” game to get through four rounds of competition. The weekend is fun. The competition is fierce. These tasks are tough.