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Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processes


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September 9, 2019

Building on Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” brand campaign, Victor, an ESAB brand, has launched its 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, which is open to students who are residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., in cutting, welding and related programs (e.g., ag mechanics, metal art, engineering) at secondary, post-secondary, technical and vocational schools. Victor will award more than $50,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of the contest — visit esab.com/rulerscontest for details, entry forms and tips for winning. Entries will be accepted from now until December 2, 2019. Winners will be announced on December 14.

“The Rulers of the Flame contest encourages students to demonstrate leadership, character and empowerment through individual essays and team fabrication projects,” says Bill Wehrman, Global/North American marketing communications, ESAB. “Thousands of students use oxy-fuel equipment everyday, and we want to encourage their passion and vocation.”

ESAB judges will select three winners in each of the contest’s two categories — individual essay and team fabrication project. Individuals will win $250 and a Victor Medalist 350 Outfit by submitting a 500-word essay that best supports the contest theme. Teams will submit a metal fabrication project that incorporates an oxy-fuel equipment process (cutting, heating, welding or brazing) as one or more of the fabrication steps and must incorporate the Rulers of the Flame logo (obtain the logo, rules and details).

Each member of a winning team receives $250 as well as a Victor Medalist 350 Outfit, while the school associated with the winning team receives a cutting and welding package, which consists of the following items:

• Two Victor Journeyman EDGE 2.0 Outfits and an assortment of Victor tips for cutting various thicknesses of metal
• One Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 60i Manual Plasma System
• One ESAB Rebel EMP 235ic Welding System
• Two Sentinel helmets
• Six pairs of MIG gloves and six pairs of TIG gloves
The student contest coincides with Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” social media campaign, which encourages anyone who wants to share their best work with Victor gas equipment to use #rulersoftheflame for recognition on Victor’s social channels. Or, projects may be submitted online for the chance to win a Victor Performer EDGE 2.0 Outfit. Eligible entries will be entered for monthly drawings.


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