Farécla Bonnet Painting Competition (2024) - Entry Form & Design Brief | FareclaBPC

Bonnet Painting Competition - Logo on White Background

Competition Overview

The 2024 Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition is now open and the entry form is available to download!


The Bonnet Painting Competition was created to highlight and reward the amazing skills of the current crop of young painters while increasing awareness of the refinish sector to the next generation.

Entrants are tasked with designing and painting a bonnet that is in keeping with the design brief within their place of employment or education under the supervision of their mentor.

Entrants are asked to submit photos of their painted bonnet in addition to an overview of their process and products used.

Entries are then judged in a preliminary round before being shortlisted for the semi-finals and later the grand final where our expert panel of judges will decide the winning bonnet


WINNER (Grand Finalist)

£1,000 Cash PLUS a Farécla G Plus Cordless Polishing Machine and the complete Farécla G360 Super Fast System

PLUS attendance with Mentor / Sponsor (or other +1) at the ABP Club Annual Convention on Thursday 14th November 2024 in Manchester

RUNNER-UP (Grand Finalist)

£500 Cash PLUS the complete Farécla G360 Super Fast System

Grand Finalist

£250 Cash PLUS the complete Farécla G360 Super Fast System

Best Multimedia Submission video or series of photos showing the making of the bonnet

GoPro Camera PLUS the complete Farécla G360 Super Fast System for the best video and/or series of photos showcasing the making of the bonnet

You could still win this prize even if your bonnet fails to reach the later stage(s) of the competition 

How to Enter

Download and complete the entry form including apprentice’s and sponsor’s signatures, and email a scan or photograph of it to competitions@farecla.com, with ‘Bonnet Painting Competition 2024’ as the subject line, or post the entry form to

Bonnet Painting Competition 2024, Farécla Products Ltd, Broadmeads, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HS.

Entrants will be sent a polishing kit including G360 Super Fast Compound to help them achieve the perfect finish before submitting their entry and as a thank you for taking part! (whilst supplies last).

Entrants must be based in the UK and sponsored by their college or bodyshop employer (signature required on ENTRY FORM). You must be an accredited apprentice painter, active student or 2023/2024 graduate from a paint training course on the date of submitting your entry form and, if requested, be able to supply proof of your status.

Entry Form Deadline (Email & Post): Fri 28 June 2024
Bonnet Submission Deadline (Email): Fri 26 July 2024

Entry Packs will be sent out from March 2024 and are available whilst supplies lasts

Dates & Deadlines

  • 28 JUN 2024
    • DEADLINE: Closing Date for Entry Forms (Email & Post)
  • 26 JUL 2024
    • Closing Date for Submission of Completed Bonnet (by Email)
      • In the form of a photo of your finished bonnet + a description of your process and products used. Additional photos and / or videos showcasing the making of your bonnet will make your entry eligible for the best multimedia submission prize.
      • A submission guide will be sent under separate cover.
  • AUG 2024
    • Preliminary Judging – Semi-Finalist Selection (Internal)
  • 04 SEP 2024 
    • Semi-Finalists Revealed – Vote for your favourite on Farecla.com
  • 11 SEP 2024
    • Public Vote for Semi-Final Closes
  • 13 SEP 2024
    • Grand Finalists Revealed: The Final 5
  • SEP 2024
    • Final 5 Bonnets Collected and Transported to Farecla HQ
  • 16 OCT 2024
    • Livestream: Grand Finals at Farécla HQ
      • Our expert panel of Judges will reveal the Winner and Runner-Up as part of a special livestream broadcast
      • Stay tuned for further details!
  • 14 NOV 2024
    • ABP Annual Convention: The Winning Bonnet will be on display throughout the convention and the entrant will receive their prize.

Design Brief

  • Your bonnet design must only use the Farécla colour palette of Yellow (RAL1018, Pantone 116C) Black, White and Grey(s)/Silver(s).

TIP: A 500g or 1kg Farécla Compound Bottle (such as the SFC501 bottle included in the entrant pack) can be used as a colour reference for the Yellow

  • A Farécla (single colour or coloured accent) logo must be painted somewhere on the bonnet in keeping with the competition colour scheme
  • Your bonnet must also be no wider than 1.6m and no longer than 1.6m.

Other than those stipulations, the design of the bonnet is entirely the entrant’s choice and entrants should find plenty of room to be creative – it can be abstract, geometric, realistic or stylized as long as the design keeps to the colour palette.

For a basic example you could take something such as a union jack and replace the blue with black and the red with yellow, keeping the white as white.

The logo can be as a sign-off, headline or even incorporated somewhere within the design itself! Our new look, text only logo to give entrants more freedom with the placement and design.

Bonnet Painting Competition - Design Brief Illustrations


Entry Form Deadline (Email & Post): Fri 28 June 2024
Bonnet Submission Deadline (Email): Fri 26 July 2024

Entry Packs will be sent out from March 2024 and are available whilst supplies lasts