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Alabama Auctioneers Association Annual Meeting & Contests

October 11 - October 12

Attention Alabama Auctioneers: We have had to make a few changes, but we are looking forward to seeing everyone in Birmingham, October 11-12, 2020!

Due to the changes, we have eliminated the Jr & Champion of Champion Contests for this year, but will include them in 2021. All contest will be held on October 12. All awards will be presented at the President's Banquet on October 12.

The Contests are open to out of state contestants & there is a $0 fee for the contest. All contestants must be registered as a member or non member for the convention. You can register online now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/114228105338

If you would like to be a vendor or sponsor for our convention, you can visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/

The CE Classes will be held on October 12th. We will require all attendees to sign a COVID-19 waiver at registration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 & the change of date & location, we will only be having the Rookie Bid Calling, Ringman & Pro Grand Champion Auctioneer in 2020.

Schedule

Sunday Night

  • (ALL CONTESTS WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT)

Monday Night

  • Contestant meeting and roll call 4:30
  • Rookie Division
  • Ringman Division
  • Pro Grand Champion Division Preliminary (if needed), Interview / Finals
  • Announcement of all competition winners and awards presentations

Awards

  • Ringman Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd and 3rd place award
  • Rookie Auctioneer Competition: $250 + buckle to winner, 2nd and 3rd place award
  • Pro Grand Champion Auctioneer Competition: $1000 + buckle to winner, 2nd place & 3rd place award

Contest Rules for All Contest | 2020 Contest Rules

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 & the change of date & location, we will only be having the Rookie Bid Calling, Ringman & Pro Grand Champion Auctioneer in 2020. All contests will be held on Monday night

(Rules & Changes to Schedule Updated on Sept 28, 2020)

General Competition Rules

  • All contestants must be paid registrants, member or non member, for the convention.
  • Contestants do NOT have to be licensed to compete in any competition
  • NO entry fee for any competition, must register for convention.
  • Alabama residence is not required for any contest
  • Contestants may enter as many Divisions for which they qualify. Contestant must not have ever won the Division(s) they are entering. They are not eligible to compete in both the Rookie & the Pro in the same year.
  • A panel of judges will be assembled by the AAA Board of directors. Judge panel will consist of 3-5 judges, preferably auctioneers.
  • Score sheets appropriate for each competition will be provided for each judge in each competition.
  • Judges shall remain the same for all contests. If a judge change is required, the AAA Board of Directors will appoint a competent replacement judge.
  • The AAA Board of Directors will make every attempt possible to avoid bias and/or partiality to any contestant(s) for any reason
  • Contestants MUST be registered for the convention & attend the roll call and contestants meetings at 4:30 p.m. on Monday of the AAA Convention, prior to that evening’s competitions if they are to compete that night, unless special arrangements have been made. (Monday: Rookie & Ringman, Grand Champion)
  • Contestant orders will be drawn at the contestants and roll call meetings prior to the evening’s competitions.
  • Microphones and sound system will be adjusted and set during contestant meetings and will not be adjusted at any point during the competitions. All contestants will be allowed a sound / mic check during the contestants meetings.
  • Contestants understand that by competing in any competition, they are volunteering, should they win, to be an ambassador for the AAA and the auction industry at large. They will make every attempt to make appearances as needed for future events and agree to appear in press releases and promotion for the AAA.

Ringman Championship Competition

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, no minimum age
  • Contestants must be a paid convention registrant, member or non.
  • One auctioneer will be designated by the AAA Board of Directors to sell ALL items for ALL contestants. The previous year’s Pro Grand Champion Division will be the default choice. If he/she is unable to participate for any reason, AAA will choose an auctioneer for the competition at its own discretion.
  • Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.
  • Contestants will be provided a microphone on a floor stand and will introduce themselves and represent their own donated items in the competition.
  • The designated auctioneer will ONLY call bids for the items and rely on contestants to catch all bids. The auctioneer will make every possible attempt to perform uniformly for all contestants.
  • Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items.
  • Ringman competition will be held on Monday night of the AAA convention.
  • Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the ringman competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Monday night competitions.

Rookie Auctioneer Championship Competition

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 16
  • Contestants must be a paid convention registrant and have been an active auctioneer for less than 5 years. Contestants can forfeit competing in the Rookie Contest & compete in the Pro Grand Champion, but cannot return to the Rookie Contest after competing in the Pro Division.
  • Contestants must bring 2 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.
  • Contest will consist of one round with each contestant representing (2) items. Contestants will sell the items they bring for the competition.
  • Rookie auctioneer competition will be held on Monday night of the AAA convention.
  • Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the Rookie competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Monday night competitions.

Professional Grand Champion Auctioneer Competition

  • Contest will consist of men and women combined, over the age of 18
  • Contestants must be a paid convention registrant and and have been an active auctioneer for more than 5 years, unless a previous Rookie Champion. Previous Champions or those that opt to compete in the Pro Grand Champion Division cannot return to the Rookie Division.
  • Contestants must bring 3 items with a value of $25 or more for the competition.
  • Contest will consist of one preliminary round with each contestant representing (2) items. Preliminary round will be held on Monday night of the AAA convention.
  • The number of contestants that advance to the finals round will be determined by the total number of contestants. Depending on the number of contestants, these two rounds could be combined.
  • Finals round will consist of an interview portion with each contestant answering 1 question then selling their final item. All items not sold in the finals will be donated to the Fun Auction.
  • Contestants’ scores will be tabulated at the end of the competition. The top three scoring contestants will be announced and awards presented at the end of the Monday night competitions.

Venue

Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, AL United States + Google Map

Organizer

Alabama Auctioneers Association
Phone:
580-327-7525
Email:
AlabamaAuctioneersAssociation@gmail.com
Website:
https://alabamaauctioneers.org
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