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JFLF’s Welding Awards Program Rewards Excellence and Inspires Advancement in the Field

JFLF’s Welding Awards Program supports arc welding education, design and innovation at every educational level, from 4H to high school to college level. We also recognize welding excellence of instructors who teach welding and professional welders who work hard to further the scientific interest and advancement of arc welding. Recognizing both welding projects and technical papers, our welding awards program rewards the emerging welders of today and advances the field of welding for the welders of tomorrow.

DIVISION I Welding Awards Competition

High School - Put your School on the Map (students 18 and under)


Submit a Welding Project

Arc welding project submissions are open to all students 18 and younger who are enrolled in any school or training program. Students may submit written reports about the welding projects they have completed. The welding project may be a structure, a repair or an item made for home, farm, shop or recreational use. Students can submit a solo welding project, or work with a team of fellow students (five maximum, with instructor approval). Division I entries are first judged by region and then become eligible for national awards.

How to submit a welding project

Our online submission tool makes it quick and easy to enter your welding projects into JFLF’s Welding Awards Program. Simply click the button below to get started!

Submit a Welding Project

Click here for welding contest tips, guidelines and rules

  • Welding awards are given to multiple entries for each division, at both a national and regional level. The only way to win is to enter!
  • Only complete submissions can be considered. Be careful to ensure your welding project entry includes all necessary materials before hitting “submit”.
  • All welding project entries must follow a strict set of requirements. Please review the full rules and conditions before beginning your application.


DIVISION II Welding Awards Competition

Career Projects - Develop your Competitive Edge (Students 19+)


Submit a Welding Project

Open to all students 19 and older who are enrolled in any of the following: evening adult classes, career or technical school, high school, private trade school, in-plant training classes, technical institutes, junior, community or two-year college courses or apprentice programs.

The only exception is students enrolled in a two-year Associate’s Degree program – who are submitting papers rather than projects – need to apply to the Division IV category. Welding projects may be submitted by individuals or by teams (five maximum, with instructor approval). Division II entries compete on a national level.

How to submit a welding project

Our online submission tool makes it quick and easy to enter your welding projects into JFLF’s Welding Awards Program. Simply click the button below to get started!

Submit a Welding Project

Click here for welding contest tips, guidelines and rules

  • Welding awards are given to multiple entries for each division, at both a national and regional level. The only way to win is to enter!
  • Only complete submissions can be considered. Be careful to ensure your welding project entry includes all necessary materials before hitting “submit”.
  • All welding project entries must follow a strict set of requirements; please review the full rules and conditions before beginning your application.


DIVISION III Welding Awards Competition

SkillsUSA - Competition for the Career-Focused (Students in Professional Development Programs)


Submit a Welding Project

As part of the JFLF welding awards program, we proudly support the SkillsUSA and their mission to empower the professional welders of tomorrow. The Division III welding contest is open to all active SkillsUSA members currently enrolled in programs that are designed to prepare students for welding as an occupation. Cash rewards are available on both a state and national level, and equipment awards are given to national winners and instructors.

How to submit a welding project

Our online submission tool makes it quick and easy to enter your welding projects into JFLF’s Welding Awards Program. Simply click the button below to get started!

Submit a Welding Project

Click here for welding contest tips, guidelines and rules

  • Welding awards are given to multiple entries for each division, at both a national and regional level. The only way to win is to enter!
  • Only complete submissions can be considered. Be careful to ensure your welding project entry includes all necessary materials before hitting “submit”.
  • All welding project entries must follow a strict set of requirements; please review the full rules and conditions before beginning your application.

For additional rules and requirements, consult SkillsUSA.org.


DIVISION IV Welding Awards Competition

Associate's Degree Papers - Inspiring the Pursuit of Knowledge (Students in two-year programs)


Submit a Welding Project

Division IV is open to all students working toward a two-year degree in a discipline that involves industrial product design, engineering or manufacturing. This program is for qualified students who wish to submit their papers that center around the discipline of welding. Acceptable paper topics include, but are not limited to: challenges associated with the design, engineering or manufacturing of buildings, bridges, machines or mechanical products or apparatus; arc welding research, testing, procedure or process development; welding safety, education, training or the use of virtual reality welding as part of a training program. Students may participate as individuals or groups of up to 6.

Students of two-year programs who wish to submit an actual welding project for consideration in our welding awards program should do so under the Division II program. Students of four-year or graduate programs should submit their papers under the Division V.

How to submit a welding project

Our online submission tool makes it quick and easy to enter your welding projects into JFLF’s Welding Awards Program. Simply click the button below to get started!

Submit a Welding Project

Click here for welding contest tips, guidelines and rules

  • Welding awards are given to multiple entries for each division, at both a national and regional level. The only way to win is to enter!
  • Only complete submissions can be considered. Be careful to ensure your welding project entry includes all necessary materials before hitting “submit”.
  • All welding project entries must follow a strict set of requirements; please review the full rules and conditions before beginning your application.


DIVISION V Welding Awards Competition

Bachelor & Graduate Degree Papers - Rewarding Welding Innovation (Students in four-year or graduate programs)


Submit a Welding Project

Division V is open to all students working toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a discipline that involves industrial product design, engineering or manufacturing. This program is for qualified students who wish to submit their papers that center around the discipline of welding. Acceptable paper topics include, but are not limited to: challenges associated with the design, engineering or manufacturing of buildings, bridges, machines or mechanical products or apparatus; arc welding research, testing, procedure or process development; welding safety, education, training or the use of virtual reality welding as part of a training program. Students may participate as individuals or groups of up to 6.

Students of bachelor’s or graduate programs who wish to submit an actual welding project for consideration in our welding awards program should do so under the Division II program.

How to submit a welding project

Our online submission tool makes it quick and easy to enter your welding projects into JFLF’s Welding Awards Program. Simply click the button below to get started!

Submit a Welding Project

Click here for welding contest tips, guidelines and rules

  • Welding awards are given to multiple entries for each division, at both a national and regional level. The only way to win is to enter!
  • Only complete submissions can be considered. Be careful to ensure your welding project entry includes all necessary materials before hitting “submit”.
  • All welding project entries must follow a strict set of requirements; please review the full rules and conditions before beginning your application.




SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

to our Awards Program

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

to promote the art and science of arc welding

JFLF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to advancing the field of arc welding through education. When you contribute to our organization, you are not only advancing information and best practices in arc welding, but sparking the creativity that resides within enthusiasts of all skill levels.


NEW AWARDS DATES

Coming in 2017


*Winning Projects may be chosen for future Arc Welded Project Books