Xcel | Welding Competition
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Welding Competition

The 2017 Xcel Strategies Welding Competition is a community outreach event designed to bring awareness, honor and prestige to welding and other essential trades, and highlight the value of this career field while raising money for a local charity. This unique presentation format will create extensive opportunities for media exposure, social media engagement and high profile brand affiliation with Savannah and charitable giving. The format will allow local welding crews to compete on the basis of design, functionality and stability of their assigned project. The welding teams will be judged by Master Welders and by a popular vote of spectators and online followers. The welding teams will have to work with onsite scrap parts and integrate them into their designs on the spot, adding intrigue and creativity

Event Details

  1. Welding Teams with 2 to 4 members may register. Multiple teams may register from one supporting company.
  2. Five days prior to the competition, each team will be given a Build Envelope containing the secret project for competition. Teams will be assigned metal packets and parameters for assistance. Each team will have this time to plan and prefabricate elements of the project. No more that one inch tacks will be allowed in pre-competition assembly.
  3. On Event day, each team will have 4 hours to finalize welds for assembly completion. Each team will be responsible to provide welding and safety equipment.
  4. Spectators, family and coworkers will be invited out for lunch, entertainment and judging after the work has been completed.
  5. The winning team will bring home a cash prize for the workers and the title of welding champions for their sponsoring corporation.

Recognition / Media Opportunities

We will conduct social media profile videos of each team, provide free event photos, marketing the event to the community, offer onsite booths to vendors, create instructional videos and promotions to teach the community about a career in welding. There will be event day interviews and project reviews with the competitors which can be live streamed. Radio and TV spots will be set up explaining the unique nature of the event. Event give aways will include shirts, sunglasses, awards and the finished products our competitors create which can be auctioned off, sold and used to promote the program.

Event Schedule

October 06 | End of Registration
October 15  | Project Reveal
October 16  | Packet Pickup
October 20 | Optional Site Setup

Competition Day – Saturday, October 21

The Grand Prize Race Track on Hutchinson Island
1 Grand Prize of America Ave. | Savannah, GA 31401

  • 7:00 am – Event Check-in
  • 7:30 am – Safety Briefing
  • 8:00 am – Competition Starts
  • 11:30 am – Site opens to spectators
  • 12:00 pm – End of Fabrication/Assembly Start of Judging
  • 12:30 pm – Judging Concludes Awards Ceremony

Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Company name and logo included on all event materials and all Facebook advertising
  • Your company branding included on all presentation material
  • Co-branded on event website
  • On-site booth and integration with event for maximum exposure
  • 1 Team Registration to event
  • Top-level Company logo on T-shirt and integration with event title
  • Business consistently referenced during the event and in all event marketing
  • Referenced on post-race photo link
  • Participate and Referenced on all video and social media promotions and event interviews


  • On-site booth and integration with event for maximum exposure
  • 1 Team Registration to event
  • Company logo on website
  • Company logo on T-shirt
  • Business recognized on event day event and in pre-event marketing
  • Business material delivered to each team
  • Participation in event interviews with teams


  • 1 On-site booth
  • Company logo on website
  • Company logo on t-shirt
  • Business mentioned at event
  • Advertising at packet pickup


  • 1 Team Registration to event
  • Company logo on website
  • Company banner displayed at event
  • Business recognized at event
  • Video interview with team event day and at the local business location of choice

Registration Form

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