Nominations open for 3rd annual Best Young Tech Award

April 3, 2023
Tell us about a technician aged 35 or under who is passionate and excelling in their role.


PTEN and Motor Age are pleased to announce that nominations for the third annual Best Young Tech Award are now open. The award honors those technicians aged 35 or younger who are moving the service repair industry forward, excel in their current role, and are passionate about their work. 

Qualifications to enter include: 

  • Technicians must be age 35 or younger (Must be born after January 1, 1988)
  • Must have at least two years' experience in the industry
  • Must have shown career development, innovation in their role, technical or educational achievement, community service, and/or importance to the shop
  • Technicians can be nominated or nominate themselves  

The grand-prize winner will receive:

  • A trip to 2023 AAPEX/SEMA Show in Las Vegas
  • A trip for two to the STX Supplier and Training Expo in Nashville in April 2024
  • Tools and equipment from contest sponsors
  • An award plaque and uniform patch  

*He or she will also be the subject of a feature story in the October issues of Motor Age and PTEN. The winner be revealed in these issues.

How to enter:

Nominations close June 2. You can nominate yourself or a deserving individual here.

The judging panel is comprised of Motor Age and PTEN technical editors, industry veterans, and CTI trainers. Carquest Technical Institute, Worldpac Training Institute (WTI), TechForce Foundation, Duralast, and Autel are sponsors for the program. 

Learn about last year's winner here:

Austin Matney wins 2022 Best Young Tech Award

Matney accepts Best Young Tech Award at AAPEX 

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