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CAT Tradie Challenge

Again this year we are thrilled to have CAT Workwear joining us as sponsor of the Tradie Challenge. Four teams will battle it out to build ‘the best seating shelter’ with one team being crowned ‘CAT Tradies of the Year’. The Tradie teams must consist of four individuals and must ensure that at least one team member is a competent, skilled individual/tradie that will oversee their team.

The CAT Tradie Challenge will begin at 9.00am Friday 4th October and includes a short lunch break with the conclusion of the Challenge at 3.00pm Friday afternoon. This allows each team a total of 6 hours to complete the build with a break for lunch. There will be a toolbox meeting and induction at 8.45am which all teams must attend.

The chosen construction needs to be built to be useable and serve the purpose of providing shaded seating to festival patrons, therefore they must meet safety standards and be built to a high quality to withstand the outdoor weather for years to come. All building materials and tools needed will be supplied by the Deni Ute Muster. It is completely up to you how you approach this build and what design you go with (check out Google for inspiration).

The following are to be considered in the design:

  • Decent seating at least 10 people, the more the better.
  • Full roof made from corrugated iron.
  • No full walls so people sitting under the shelter can see 360 degrees. Can have backrest walls/ halfway walls.
  • Tables welcome, not compulsory.

To add further interest to the Challenge, teams will be asked to bring along any number of extra items of their choice to include in their design. These items can be anything that will enhance your design, be useful and make it stand out to the judges.

The winning team will walk away with $2,000 cash and a trophy declaring them ‘CAT Tradies of the Year’. Judging will be based on design and workmanship.

All teams walk away with prize money with 2nd scoring $1000, and 3rd and 4th teams $500.

To enter the CAT Tradie Challenge, fill out the application below.

Deni Ute Muster staff will review all entries and pick the top four teams alerting successful entrants by mid-August. Applications will be considered based on the team’s creativeness and ability to draw a crowd.

The four successful teams will be provided with further information and details closer to the Challenge. 

Any questions please contact Amanda on 03 5881 3388.

Applications close Friday 9th August.

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