Painter and decorator 'Apprentice of the Year' competition in Bristol

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By matt_2009 | Thursday, January 24, 2013, 09:30

Are you a budding painter and decorator in the Bristol area?

The search is on once again to find Dulux Decorator Centres' Apprentice of the Year 2013 and the national competition will be making a stop at Bristol College on Thursday 27 March.

The competition, which is now in its sixth year, will visit nine colleges around the UK in its quest to find talented students eager to paint their way to victory at the grand final, which takes place at Sandwell College in West Bromwich, on 12 and 13 June 2013.

Painters and decorators have until Friday 22 February to enter the competition, which is open to both apprentices and full-time painting and decorating students aged between 17 and 24 years of age on a recognised painting and decorating course and studying an NVQ or SVQ level two or three.

The competition aims to provide painting and decorating students with a challenging, but fun and practical contest. Each student will be tasked with a series of practical applications, comprising various elements of painting and decorating, covering wallpapering, stencilling, waterborne glosses, and special effects.

Heat winners will collect £100 worth of Dulux Decorator Centres vouchers and receive a certificate and a goody bag full of decorating materials donated by the company's suppliers. Prizes will also be awarded to second and third placed students.

The final will see all eight regional heat winners and the highest runner up competing for the coveted title of Dulux Decorator Centres' Apprentice of the Year 2013. The winning apprentice will receive a trophy and over £3,000 worth of prizes in total, including £1,000 in cash and a variety of other prizes donated from suppliers. The winning college is also awarded a trophy and a host of other supplier donated prizes for their college for all painting and decorating students to use.

All applicants should contact their lecturer to register at



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