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SEMA's 2020 Battle of the Builders Young Guns Regional Competition will kick off at the Heat Wave Spring Break Jam, March 7-8, in South Padre Island, Texas.

Celebrating its fourth year in 2020, the SEMA Young Guns competition is open to anyone age 27 or younger (as of Nov. 6, 2020) who has built their vehicle mostly on their own. Interested builders should register immediately for the chance to compete with their peers at the Spring Break Jam event.

Applications can be submitted online at SEMA will select 10 vehicles from the pool of submissions and directly contact the builders before the event to notify them of acceptance.

Professional judges will choose one winner during the two-day event to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2020 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (Nov. 3-6, 2020), transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the SEMA Show and entry into the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The second- and third-place runner-up vehicles will still have the opportunity to be invited to the SEMA Show at the conclusion of the regional qualifier events in a nationwide fan vote.

For more information on the SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns Competition or to submit an application for competing at a regional qualifying event, visit For more information on the Spring Break Jam, visit