With judges travelling across country to visit smash repair shops all over Australia, it's near impossible to travel to regional areas to scope out talent – that's why we ask all country repairer nominees to submit a video up to 6 minutes long that showcases your business. We have been so impressed with the videos sent to us over the last four years, there are clearly a great deal of stunning country repair businesses. However, sadly, there can only be one winner. If you've made a video before but didn't win, feel free to send it in again, or perhaps use it as a base for this year's awards.
As with all of our awards you can be nominated for self-nominate. We will be sending out reminders about when the entries close periodically.
Country Repairer award is proudly sponsored by Motor Trades Association of Australia
See last year's award winning entry at the base of this page.
How do I get the video to you?
You can upload your video to Youtube and send us a link or send us the file via dropbox, Hightail etc or send the video in on a memory stick to Paint & Panel, 17-21 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. If you are emailing the link please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and make the subject Country Repairers Award.
The video should present the operations of your repair shop, including customer reception area, offices, estimating area, parts storage and workshop – as well as demonstrating workflow where possible. Training, OH&S and sustainable initiatives should also be mentioned as well as any other areas that you think makes your business stand out. See the criteria for best shop in the Awards Information section.
You are a regional repairer if your shop is not located within 80km of:
What happens if I win?
You will be flown to the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards dinner in Melbourne on 11 October 2018 to receive your award and be profiled in the the November issue of the magazine. As well as the physical award to display in your reception area, you will receive a winner's logo to display on your website and in your marketing material.
2018 Caars Smash Repairs, VIC
2017 Ken Morely Smash Repairs, NSW
2016 McCarthy Panel Works, QLD
2015 Fleurieu Crash Repairs, SA