The Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition Returns in 2021
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The search to find the UK’s most talented Apprentice & Student Painters returns is back!

Farécla are delighted to announce that registration for the national Farécla Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition 2021 is now open!

The competition is designed to showcase and reward talented young people in our industry. Aimed at students and apprentices who are at level 2 or 3, there are some fabulous prizes to be won.

The winner will receive £1,000 cash plus a full set of Farécla G360 polishing materials and a Farécla G Plus polishing machine worth a further £250!

The runner-up will win £500 plus the G360 polishing system and two grand finalists will win £250 plus the G360 system.

In addition, a GoPro camera and the G360 polishing system will be awarded to the entrant who supplies the best video or series of photos of their bonnet painting and polishing process.

2021 marks the third Bonnet Painting Competition run by Farécla, having run contests in 2018 and 2019, and making the tough decision to postpone the contest in 2020.

“Postponing the (2020) competition was a bitter pill to swallow, but our commitment to recognising talented young painters remains” said David Stokes, Marketing Manager for Farécla.

“We are confident we can carry out the contest in the new-normal, with a few tweaks based on previous years…” said David-John Cousins, Sales & Marketing Content Co-ordinator “…but this contest is only viable thanks to the amazing efforts of our entrants and sponsors. We are continuing to monitor the national situation; we remain hopeful that lockdown restrictions will be eased in due course and entrants will be able to work on their bonnets so we can celebrate talent in our industry, even in the toughest of times.”

Apprentices can register for the competition sponsored by their college tutor or Bodyshop manager, and Farécla will supply participating colleges/bodyshops with an entry pack of products from its Optimised Paint System (OPS) and G360 product ranges to help contestants achieve a first class finish.

The deadline for registration is Friday 02 July (post or email), with Friday 30 July the closing date for email submission of a photo of the entrant’s completed bonnet.

Further details, entry forms and competition rules can be downloaded from the Farécla website or by emailing