Victor Technologies will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of its 2014 “A Cut Above” student cutting and welding contest. The contest is open to students in cutting, welding and related programs (e.g., ag mechanics) at secondary and post-secondary schools.
Three beginner students will each win $250 by submitting a 500-word essay that the judges deem to best support the contest theme. Judges will also choose three advanced student winning teams, with each member of the winning team receiving $500; advanced students will submit a team metal fabrication project that incorporates an oxy-fuel, air-fuel or plasma cutting process. Further, the each of the schools associated with the winners at their time of entry will receive the following prize package, valued at more than $4,000:
- One Victor Medalist 250 Medium Duty Cutting System
- One Victor Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Air Plasma Cutting Outfit
- One Tweco Fabricator 211i3-in-1 Stick-MIG-TIG Welding Machine Kit
- Two Tweco 4-sensor auto-darkening welding helmets
Entries will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2014, with rules and entry forms available at www.victortechnologies.com/acutabove. Contests are open to residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).