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Qualifying Rounds for 2022 IDEAL National Championship Begin

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
IDEAL Electrical Invites All Electricians to Qualifying Round Competitions for 2022 National Championship Event

Sycamore, Ill.
- IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is calling all professional and student-apprentice electricians to come out and compete at qualifying events happening nationwide for the 2022 IDEAL® National Championship. Upcoming qualifying will be held in every U.S. state and Canadian region now through October.

At each qualifying event, electricians will apply their skills and workmanship by installing a receptacle, splicing and testing for continuity using IDEAL tools and products provided on-site. Competitors will be measured on quality of work and time to complete the challenge with the top scoring professional and student-apprentice from each state advancing to the IDEAL National Championship Finals, taking place Nov. 4-6 at the Tampa Convention Center, to compete for the ultimate title and over $600,000 in cash and prizes.

New this year, IDEAL is implementing the “Champions Recharged” sweepstakes. All winners of local events that did not win their state will be entered into the drawing for an auto-bid to the Finals. Also, competitors with the top scores at designated automatic qualifier events will automatically advance to the finals in Tampa. More details on automatic qualifier events will be announced throughout the year.

"We are thrilled to host the Championship finals in Tampa this year; there are so many exciting things the city has to offer to make this a great event for our competitors and their families," said Carmen Cardillo, General Manager, IDEAL Electrical US & Mexico. "We encourage all electricians to register for a qualifying event in their area and give it a try. It is free to participate, it's fun, and you might end up having the experience of a lifetime.”

The IDEAL National Championship, established in 2016, is designed to celebrate and honor the Electrical trade. The competition highlights the professional trades as a rewarding, mentally-stimulating and in-demand career path that provides necessary skills to keep local communities thriving – which was crucial during the pandemic, and continues to be a top priority as we transition forward to support infrastructure improvements.

150 Qualifying Round winners in total from the U.S. and Canada will advance to the National Championship finals across the two categories - professionals and student-apprentices. More than $600,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

2022 IDEAL National Championship Prize Structure

Individual prizes include:
  • 1st place: $60,000 for professionals, $40,000 for apprentices
  • 2nd place: $25,000 for professionals, $20,000 for apprentices
  • 3rd place: $10,000 for professionals, $10,000 for apprentices

Additional prizes include a sweepstakes for those who register for the qualifying rounds and enter for the chance to win one of 300 IDEAL screwdriver kits. Sponsors for the 2022 IDEAL National Championship include 7-Eleven, Cerrowire®, Duluth Trading Company, Legrand™, Little Giant® Ladder Systems and ServiceTitan.

The IDEAL National Championship is now part of the Elite Trades Championship Series, expanding support for the skilled trades and career path opportunities to other areas, including auto and HVAC technicians in 2022.

To register for a qualifying event, click here.

All qualifying event locations and dates can be found on IDEAL’s website on the IDEAL Event Locator Page.

To learn more about the 2022 IDEAL National Championship, click here.
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