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Maryland State Bid Calling Championship Competition!

The Auctioneers Association of Maryland

Presents:

 

The Maryland State Bid Calling

Championship Competition

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Location of Contest:

Carolina Carport Stage – MD State Fairgrounds

2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

Qualifications, Rules, and Procedures:

  • Contestant must be at least 18 years old, a member of the AAM and a legal Maryland resident.
  • Entry fee is $25.00. Checks can be made payable to AAM. Deadline to enter is 1:00pm the day of the contest. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  • All contestants will draw for position at 1:30pm prior to the 2:00 contest. A roll call will be taken at that time and any contestants not present will be disqualified with no refund of entry fee.
  • All contestants will compete in the same division. Winner will be referred to as 2017 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion.
  • Contestants will sell three items in the preliminary round. If a contestant makes it to the finals round, a fourth item will be sold at that time. Contestants do NOT need to bring any items to sell. They will be selling cakes from the 4-H Alumni Baking Contest held earlier that day.
  • Contestants will be judged by three (3) pre-selected judges. The judging criteria will be based on: Opening, Bid Calling, Salesmanship, & Professionalism.
  • The 2016 Champion will introduce each contestant in both the preliminaries and finals. Contestant’s failure to appear when his or her number is called will result in disqualification
  • Professional business dress is recommended.
  • The 2017 Winner will be responsible for organizing and running the Fun Auction at the 2017 AAM Winter Conference. The winner is also responsible for organizing the 2018 Maryland State Bid Calling Championship Competition.
  • Questions: Please contact Rachel Troppman at 410-952-1345 or rachel.troppman@gmail.com

Awards:

Top three contestants will receive an engraved plaque and a cash prize:

1st Place $250.00 2nd Place $100.00 3rd Place $50.00

 

AAM will also pay the entry fee for the 1st Place Winner to compete in the 2017 NAA International Auctioneer Championship.

 

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the

MD 4-H Foundation.

2016 Mark your calendars

Association Meetings:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Timbuktu Restaurant
1726 Dorsey Road
Hanover, MD 21076

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Conrad Seafood Restaurant
9654 Bel Air Road
Perry Hall, MD 21236

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Adam’s Tap House Grille
100 Abruzzi Drive
Chester, MD 21619

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Ceresville Mansion
8529 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701

AAM Auction

AAM auction to be held in conjunction with Roy Gregory’s Auction and Bid Calling Contest Saturday November 15th 9:00am. For consignments or donations info call Roy Gregory 410-591-8429 or Kevin Henley 410-984-7037. There will be a 20% commission Rate.This is to raise funds for the AAM 2015 winter conference.

Scholarship

We are accepting scholarship applications please mail in your application by November 15, 2014.

Scholarships will be given out at our meeting December 10th at 6:pm at the Cearsville Mansion in Cearsville, MD.

Kevin Henley – 2014 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Kevin Henley is the 2014 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion and will be representing Maryland in the international contest this July in Louisville, KY. Kevin is a first generation auctioneer from Westminster, MD who has been intrigued by the auction industry since childhood. In 2010, he pursued this interest by attending the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, and was calling bids at a local auction the very next week! He’s continued his bid calling career as a contract auctioneer, assisting with sales of all types in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. When he is not calling bids, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and two children, Kolt and McKenna, and is also an outdoor enthusiast.

Lia Kvatum Named 2013 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Lia Kvatum is an auctioneer who specializes in benefits and gala auctions, and is the 2013 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion. Ms. Kvatum began her career in non-profit fundraising, and that, combined with a background of improvisational theater, made galas a natural fit. She is licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland counties, and makes her home in the greater DC metro area.