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SimpleN'Trist
10-05-2008, 03:59 AM
Due to the economy, it has been brought to my attention that most Simple N'Trist competitors would rather have a $10 registration fee and get a certificate than pay $25 and get a trophy. So...I decided to let everyone vote to see what I should do. I have emplemented the $10 fee at the past couple exhibition events and have gotten positive responses, although a few have complained that there were no trophys. The results of this poll will determine the fees of all future shows until further notice. Thanks! :cool:

-Ben
Simple N'Trist

chaunb3400
10-05-2008, 04:00 AM
Certificates..I could use the extra money to drive somewhere

audioatg
10-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Well around here we been getting Certificates and still paying 25 plus to run the show. So hard to give an answer to that question. I would rather have a trophy then paper anytime. Some times it feels like ppl dont care about the show that much and just want your money when they give out paper with a score on it and your name. But being your saying 10 bucks does sound like a good idea.

hatemonger
10-05-2008, 02:42 PM
trophy. unless the certificate comes with a frame.

MAY03TBLT
10-05-2008, 03:29 PM
trophy

audioarsonal
10-05-2008, 03:31 PM
Trophy just has a better feel to it then a piece of paper.

TIeclipseMOJO
10-05-2008, 03:33 PM
regulars are gonna want to save the money, new comers to the sport want the trophies

are all your shows the same size? id suggest doing a bigger show towards the end and advertising big trophies for that show

redrider13
10-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Certificates. The regulars will love you. They'll already know who has braggin rights anyways.

DBDRAGGUY
10-05-2008, 05:20 PM
Trophy

bones22
10-05-2008, 05:24 PM
it was said a few posts ago but

trophey
unless

the certificate is in a decent frame
and not something printed out on regular old printer paper

mazzasec
10-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Local competitions id rather pay 10 and get a certficate. That extra 15 dollars will be my gas to get there

CRXBMPN
10-05-2008, 10:22 PM
framed certs :)
cheap and easy!

SimpleN'Trist
10-06-2008, 12:41 AM
The certificates are printed on thick parchment paper not just cheap printing paper. I will look into getting some frames for the certificates too.

DB_DRAG_SPL
10-06-2008, 12:46 AM
Why not look into plaques, they are usually cheaper than trophies, but nicer than certs.




BTW, we charge $15 at every competition and still give out trophies for 1st place and medals for 2nd and 3rd places, you save a ton this way as well.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/Undergr0undAssassins/OT%20Stuff/carshow014.jpg

SimpleN'Trist
10-06-2008, 12:46 AM
regulars are gonna want to save the money, new comers to the sport want the trophies

are all your shows the same size? id suggest doing a bigger show towards the end and advertising big trophies for that show

I agree. Most of us who have been competing for years just dont have room for any more trophys. Or dont care to win one any more :). Bragging rights ftw! lol

Trophys or not, I just want to make it affordable for everyone. I'm there for you guys to have fun.

tommyk90
10-06-2008, 12:50 AM
Frankly, I don't give a **** about trophies. I have about 100 in my garage that I'm trying to get rid of.

However, most newcomers like something to show for their accomplishments. Have trophies for a "newcomer" class perhaps?

One idea we were going to start was giving out gas cards for 1st place instead of trophies. At least you can put your prize towards something. :)

SimpleN'Trist
10-06-2008, 12:52 AM
Why not look into plaques, they are usually cheaper than trophies, but nicer than certs.




BTW, we charge $15 at every competition and still give out trophies for 1st place and medals for 2nd and 3rd places, you save a ton this way as well.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/Undergr0undAssassins/OT%20Stuff/carshow014.jpg

Thanks. We did plaques a few years back, maybe I'll look into that again. I love the medal idea but I dont want to be a copycat either.:D

DB_DRAG_SPL
10-06-2008, 12:54 AM
Thanks. We did plaques a few years back, maybe I'll look into that again. I love the medal idea but I dont want to be a copycat either.:D


Shoot, copy if you want, we save on average around $100-175 per show by going with medals for the 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Usually we will get a big 3+ft trophy for "High SPL", a nice 2+ft for "Best Install" and a 1st place trophy & 2 medals per class.

SimpleN'Trist
10-06-2008, 01:06 AM
Thanks DB Drag, I really appreciate the suggestion. It's nice to see that we can all work together.

jnralp00
10-06-2008, 01:13 AM
certificates

mazzasec
10-06-2008, 01:18 AM
I like the idea of gas cards!

DB_DRAG_SPL
10-06-2008, 01:22 AM
Thanks DB Drag, I really appreciate the suggestion. It's nice to see that we can all work together.

No problemo, it's all for the betterment of the sport, the more promoters we can get out there the better. You can always trim another few bucks off the total if you did away with the specialty trophies and just went with 1st place class trophy and medals, but personally I like to have at least one large one it gives everyone something to shoot for. Or even 1st place trophy and 2nd and 3rd place certs. Also try and find a local shop to do your trophies, they are usually cheaper and will give you a better beal than somewhere like Dinn Bros.

Another tip is to charge $5-10 cheaper per contestant (say $15 instead of $25), but leave an option for re-runs @ $5 each, you make that initial discount up quick and more, alot of guys will toss down an extra $10-15 each on re-runs so you are making more in the end.

Korn4Life
10-06-2008, 01:27 AM
The certificates are printed on thick parchment paper not just cheap printing paper. I will look into getting some frames for the certificates too.

Go to a dollar store and get the frames/// Very cheap