Annual Automotive Scholarship Contest 1987-2017


autotech competition

The Weber State University Automotive Contest is an annual contest for high school automotive students. Top scoring automotive high school seniors from Utah and the surrounding states come to compete for scholarships, tools, and a vehicle for their school.  The contest was started in 1987, and was coordinated for 17 years (1988–2004) by Rondo Erickson as a recruiting tool for the WSU Automotive Technology Program.

Contest Rule Book (pdf)

2017 Winners Former Winners


The contest has two parts: a written test and a skills/hands-on portion.


Part 1

The written test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions that are based on the NATEF MLR tasks. All 8 ASE areas will be represented at the NATEF MLR level. The contest takes approximately 3 hours. There is an awards ceremony afterwards where the top 12 schools will be invited to return to the hands-on competition.


Part 2

The hands-on contest features 12 workstations which are limited to the scope of the NATEF MLR standards. The competition lasts nearly 4 hours. There is an awards banquet afterwards.



Qualifying Round: Written Exam

December 7, 2017


Registration Fee: $100 Per School

Mail your payment:
Automotive Technology
1465 Edvalson St., Dept. 2404
Ogden, UT 84408

Pay Online 
(Select the Auto Tech Competition)

Championship Round: Hands-on Challenge

February 15, 2018

  • Registration Form
  • Agenda (pdf)


Event Parking

Only school buses are permitted to park for free in the Dee Event Center parking lot.

Any high school student or high school instructor that wants to park a personal vehicle will need to purchase a parking pass from the information booth.

The Department of Automotive Technology does not have the authority to void any parking tickets nor will the department cover the expense of any parking tickets received by participants.