Student Competition to put Welding Skills to the Test

VictormanEntries are now being accepted for Victor Technologies’ “A Cut Above” contest. The contest is open to students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and post-secondary schools and will award more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes.

Beginner student entrants must submit a 500-word essay; the top three (based on how well their essay supports the contest theme) will each win $250. Advanced student teams are required to submit a metal fabrication project that incorporates an oxy-fuel, air-fuel or plasma cutting process. Three advanced student teams will be chosen as the winners; each member of the winning team will win $500.

In addition, each of the schools associated with the winners at their time of entry will receive the following prize package valued at more than $4,000:

  • One Victor Medalist 250 Medium Duty Cutting System
  • One Victor Thermal Dynamics Cutmastera 42 Air Plasma Cutting Outfit
  • One Tweco Fabricator 211i 3-in-1 Stick-MIG-TIG Welding Machine Kit
  • Two Tweco 4-sensor auto-darkening welding helmets

Entries will be accepted through October 31. Rules and entry forms are available at the contest website, The contest is open to students with a passion for cutting and welding who are residents of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec). Offer/participation void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary for entry.

See the “Victor Man” sculpture in the photo at right, one of the team award winners in last year’s “A Cut Above” contest. Videos of past winners are also available at the contest website.