Nominations for the 2016 Paint & Panel Awards are closed and tallied up.


We've received an incredible number of nominations this year from all over the country across a wide range of categories - nearly 300.


As we'll soon be hitting the road to commence the judging process, below is a list of all the shops noimated in each state. If you've nominated your/a shop and do not see it on this list please get in touch with us now, as in by close of play Monday - send an email to and we'll be in touch.


Kevin Mullen from ME Dale Crash in Adelaide - 2015 rising star
Kevin Mullen from ME Dale Crash in Adelaide - 2015 rising star


Rising star and country repairer

Remember, if you've been nominated for the country repairer or rising star award, you will need to submit a video entry for our judges to select the winner (see the list at the end of this story). We've already received our first video entry for Rising Star from Mona Sibai of Glynde Garage in SA. She made a 'selfie' with her iphone which was perfect. The closing date for videos is June 30. Videos can be up to 10 minutes long and should ideally be uploaded onto YouTube with a link emailed to You can make the video private if you're shy and you don't want anyone else to see it. We will be sending you and email with more details on Monday.


June judging

Judging will kick off earlier than usual in Sydney on 6 June and then onto Melbourne. Queensland will be visited in week commencing 13 June and we'll be hearding to Perth and Adelaide on week commencing 20 June.

We will be sending everyone nominated an email on Monday to find out which category you are in (small, medium, large or new) and then everyone selected for judging will be contacted by the end of next week to arrange a day and time. The judges only have a maximum of two days in each state so please understand if we aren't flexible on times or days. We aim to visit six shops per day and with travelling time between them we practically have to get up before we go to bed and keep to a tight shedule. Bearing this in mind, when the judges visit if you have a coffee machine, don't be afraid to use it and keep those judges buzzing.


If you want to refresh yourselves on what the judges are looking for it's under the 'Awards' tab here.


Here are the nominated shops and people for Rising Star - if you have entered and for some reason don't see your shop or name mentioned here then get in touch at the email above.




SVH Autobody

Accident Repair Management

Bodytech automotive

Powers Rd Smash Repairs

Down Town Kustoms

Adams Smash Repairs

Workhorse Collision Repairs

Kass Smash Repairs

Californian Smash Repairs

Marrickville Prestige

Collision Master

Bears Auto Hospital

Mona Vale Smash Repairs

The Repair Wizard

ESR Prestige

Bondi Collison

O'Brien's Autobody Repairs

Californian Smash

Panel One

Silhouette Smash Repairs

Bears Auto Hospital

Monza Smash Repairs

Graham Hill Smash Repairs

KSR Autobody

Basha Autohaus




Complete Body Craft

Hawthorn Body Works

Sheen Panel Service (mulitple sites)

Lyons Body Works

McLaren Motor Body

South City Panels

Rhino Collision Repair

LP body works

Auto Parts Group

Top Tech Panels

Jacobs Body and Paint

Bell Auto Collision

On Duty panels

Westar Prestige Paint and Panel

Geelong collision centre

Bundoora BMW bodyshop

5 Star Panels

Zagame Autobody




Mark Mchugh body works

MBQ Auto Body

Wells Smash Repairs

Western General Body Works T/As Miami Smash Repairs

Brisbane BMW body shop

Progress Truck Panel & Paint


McCarthy Panel Works

HHarvey Collision Repairs

Sommerville Smash Repairs

Brisbane collision repairs

Bidgood Smash repairs

Col Summerhayes Crash Repair

Toombull Road Paint & Panel

Sowerby Crash Repairs

Domroy Prestige Autobody


Pialba Smash Repairs

Holmes Smash Repairs




The Glynde Garage

Rhino Crash repairs

Wayne Marschall Crash Repairs

Seaford Crash Repairs

High Quality Crash Repairs

Carisbrook Collision Repair Centre

Varricchio crash repairs

Artini Crash Repairs

Smithfield Collision Repair Centre

JVS Bodyworks

Unley Motor Bodies

High Quality Crash Repairs




Ginos Panel & Paint

Peter Wilkinson & Co

Joondalup Smash Repairs

Bert Bennett

Bunbury City Smash Repairs

Western Pacific Autobody

Mandurah Panel & Paint

Romanos Smash Repairs

Leighton Panel & Paint

McCarthy Panel and Paint

Wanneroo Smash Repairs

Calmack Smash Repairs




Zoheb Rashid Mohammed

David Farrugia

Adam Stone

Brad Colich

Ahmed Sambul

Kiel Roepke

Chris Romagnano

David hope

Brad Kolich

Damian Caddies

David Buck

Mona Sibai

Sam Artini

Todd Quigley

Mitch Franks

Nathan Callaghan





Bears Auto Hospital

Complete Body Craft

McLaren Motor Body

Penno Smash Repairs

Jacobs Body and Paint

McCarthy Panel Works

Col Summerhayes Crash Repair

PJ's Panel Repairs

Pialba Smash Repairs

Holmes Smash Repairs


Butch Bennett Crash Repairs

Wayne Marschall Crash Repairs

JVS Bodyworks

Bunbury City Smash Repairs


To all of our 2016 nominees, we'll be in touch very soon to schedule a time to visit your shop – best of luck!


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