2019 Florida Auctioneers Bid Calling Contest
Florida Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest 2019
Bid Calling Prize
The Florida Auctioneers Association announced today their 2019 bid calling contest would carry a $1,000.00 prize.
This year’s competition will be held at 6:30pm, October 27th at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701.
Contestants must hold a State of Florida Auctioneer or Auction Apprentice License, be a current member of the Florida Auctioneers Association, register and attend the 2019 Florida Auctioneers Association Fall Conference and pay the required contest entry fee. Complete contest rules below.
“This year’s competition will attract auctioneers from all over the country and we are very excited to be hosting this event” said Craig A. Fleming, current President of the Florida Auctioneers Association.
Florida Auctioneer Championship Contest Rules
• Three Awards: Champion, 2nd and 3rd Place
• Rookie of the Year will also be awarded, if there are at least 3 contestants meeting the criteria. Rookie is a contestant with less than three years experience, and may be a new FAA member. All other contest rules apply.
• There must be a minimum of 3 Rookie contestants; otherwise, contestants will automatically move up to compete for the Florida Auctioneer Championship.
• Contestant qualifications, requirements and rules are as follows:
Must have register, pay for and attend the conference/convention at which the contest is held. $100.00 entry fee paid prior to contest entry. Must be a FAA member in good standing and hold a Florida Auctioneers AU or AE license, except for Rookie Contestants. Must bring 3 items of retail value of at least $25 each. At least two of the items will be sold by the contestant during the Preliminary Round, the 3rd item may be used during the Finals Round. Past winners are not eligible for a minimum of 5 years after being named Florida Champion-2013 Champion and prior may compete in 2019 contest. Contestants may enter any time prior to 3pm the 1st day of convention, items should be submitted between 11am and 3pm on the 1st day of convention to Auction Chairperson, Co-Chair, FAA Secretary, or FAA Admin Director. Contestants must attend the Contestant Roll Call and Orientation Meeting scheduled prior to the Contest. Winner must be available at the following Fall/Winter Convention to assist with the Fun Auction. Winner will become Chairperson for next year’s contest. Winner must be available to FAA and other State Associations as a speaker for 1 year. Winner must contribute two articles for the FAA Newsletter for the year. (These may be submitted all at once or at any time prior to publication deadlines). With the assistance of the FAA Secretary, press releases will be sent out to media in the winner’s community. Champion, 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups and Rookie of the Year must provide Secretary with media addresses no later than November 30th . Winner must be available for public speaking in their community upon request, at least once. All prior winners should be available to assist as a future contest committee member when asked. Should winner fail to comply with any of the requirements, they will be stripped of theirtitle, must relinquish their prize(s) and are forbidden to use the designation.