The organisers of Sign & Digital UK have confirmed that the Hexis UK Wrap Battle Contest will be returning for 2022.

After a nearly three-year hiatus, the signmaking, display solutions and digital printing show is set to to Birmingham’s NEC on 22–24 March 2022. 

The Hexis contest itself will be held across all three days, with the heats and a semi-final taking place on the show floor each day, with participants competing in 10 minute-long contests. Judges will utilise a unique scoring system designed to place a high priority on quality, with daily winners progressing to the grand final on the show’s closing day, 24 March. Once again there will be the opportunity to win over £5500 of prizes and the prestige of being proclaimed ‘Best UK Installer 2022’.

Jenny Matthew, the event director at Sign & Digital UK, commented, ‘We’re delighted to welcome back the Hexis Wrap Battle this year. The contest went down a storm at the 2019 show, attracting big crowds each day and creating a real presence on the show floor. It’s an excellent way to showcase and celebrate the skilled wrappers within the industry. We’re all excited to see what the 2022 contenders have to show us!’

Stuart Shenton, Hexis’ sales and marketing manager, added, ‘New Hexis materials will be introduced round-by-round to make each heat gradually more difficult for the contestants. The judges will score each contestant on accuracy of fitting, efficiency, quality of finish, health and safety at work, work ethic, and technique. With the crown for the UK’s best wrapper up for grabs; may the best contestant win!’