Be Recognized as a Member of the Elite

It's your turn to be recognized as one of the elite. The competition is open to anyone whose custom projects are painted exclusively with House of Kolor products. We want to recognize the outstanding creativity and craftsmanship of artists and custom painters alike who use House of Kolor. Entries will be judged on finish quality, including technique, design creativity and artistic merit.

Prestigious Painter Award Rules

  • Street rods
  • Custom cars and trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Other custom jobs: airbrush panels, guitars, etc.
  • Other passenger vehicles such as semi-trucks, boats, and planes

Entry forms must be completed exactly as you wish the information to appear in any publications, promotions and awards, should you be chosen as a winner. By completing and signing this form, you consent to the use of your name, likeness and any statements attributed to you for advertising or promotional purposes by House of Kolor without further consideration.

You MUST fill out both pages. Any forms left incomplete or postmarked after September 1, 2017, will be ineligible.

Digital Submissions: Click "Enter" at the bottom of this page and proceed as prompted.

Mail-In Submission: To enter, enclose the best photograph you have of your completed, custom project (painted exclusively with House of Kolor) with this completed entry form, and send to:

House of Kolor
Attn: Prestigious Painter Contest
1101 South 3rd Street
Minneapolis MN 55415

All contestants must be 18 years of age or older and own or have refinished the vehicle to be entered. The vehicle must be finished exclusively with House of Kolor products. Prizes will be awarded to the entrants, whether they are the owners or refinishers, and are non-transferable.

The purpose of this contest is to recognize the outstanding creativity and craftsmanship of artists around the world, whose custom projects are finished exclusively with House of Kolor products. These can include, but are not limited to, classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, street rods, airplanes, boats and many other custom items. Applicants are accepted from all over the world. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older and own or have refinished the vehicle being entered. 12 prizes will be awarded to the entrants whether they are the owners or refinishers and are nontransferable. Employees of Valspar/House of Kolor, its affiliates, sales representatives, associated agencies and their immediate families are not eligible for participation. A panel of custom designers/painters, customizers, and customizing enthusiasts will choose winners. All entries will be judged on finish quality, including technique, design creativity and artistic merit. The decision of the judges is final. All chosen winners are subject to verification of House of Kolor product usage.

Each winner will be featured in the House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Award Calendar for the following year. Winners will also have the opportunity to make an appearance as a featured vehicle for House of Kolor at selected trade shows. House of Kolor is not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected entries. Any misrepresentations or false entry information will result in immediate disqualification.

  • A featured spot in the House of Kolor Prestegious Painter 2018 Award
  • A featured spot in the Gallery of the House of Kolor website
  • House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Jacket
  • Specially designed House of Kolor Prestigious Painter Trophy
or, download the Entry Form.

Prestigous Painter Submission

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Photo Requirements

Entries that fail to meet the photo requirements listed below or those sent in without a completed form, including a complete list of all products used, will be disqualified. All photos must be submitted as either a digital submission or mailed-in submission to qualify to win.

  • Mailed-in submission: 8.5" x 11" or larger prints only. Matte finish or inkjet/laser prints will not be accepted at any time.
  • Digital submission: All digital photograph submissions must be at least 350 dpi. Contestants are allowed to submit up to two photos per submission online.
Tips

Think creatively when taking photographs of your custom project. The photos you send in are the photos that will be used in the calendar. Don't over crop the photo (e.g., don't cut off the back wheel of your bike or the front fender of your vehicle) Avoid photos with people or objects in front of your project. If shooting outside, try to take the photo on a paved surface, like a parking lot or driveway. The more open the area you are shooting in, the better. Clear, sunny days are the best days to capture your mind-blowing work. Do NOT take photos of the vehicle parked in the grass. Grass covers the wheels and sometimes the vehicle itself if it has been lowered.

Professional studio shots do help your project stand out; however, Valspar and House of Kolor are not responsible for any additional royalties to the photographer. Valspar and House of Kolor are willing to give the photographer credit for use of the photograph in the calendar, if requested.

Paint and vehicle information

Vehicle Information
Paint Information

Enter Entrant, Painter and Owner Information

Entrant Information
Must be a valid email address [ex: example@houseofkolor.com]
Painter Information Same as Entrant
Must be a valid email address [ex: example@houseofkolor.com]
Must be a valid email address [ex: example@houseofkolor.com]
Owner Information Same as Entrant
Same as Painter
Must be a valid email address [ex: example@houseofkolor.com]

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Vehicle Information
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Paint Information
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Entrant Information
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Painter Information
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To Qualify

I am 18 years of age or older. I own or have refinished the vehicle entered in this contest. I consent to and authorize Valspar/House of Kolor and their agents the use of the photographs submitted by me and any reproductions of them for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, the publication, display, or exhibition thereof in promotion, advertising and commercial activities of any kind without any compensation to me. I also consent to the use of my name, address, likeness, vehicle and any statements made by me in connection with the photographs.

I have read, understand and accept the terms and conditions of this contest.

Submission submitted!

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