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Tuner Battlegrounds is an online competition portal hosted by Performance Auto & Sound Magazine (PASMAG) where automotive enthusiasts can compete with their modified vehicles and/or vote for their favorite modified vehicles or automotive builders on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com. Participating automotive enthusiasts of Tuner Battlegrounds have the opportunity to win an exclusive print feature in PASMAG, giveaways from sponsors and/or awards at participating events. HERE'S THE SPIN - rather than PASMAG selecting the competition winners as judges, this responsibility falls on the automotive enthusiast - the audience, fans, show-goers and friends and family of the competitors or events. With a click of a button (Facebook-enabled voting) or creating a new post with a designated hashtag (Instagram, Twitter), the audience will be able to vote and select their favorite competitor(s) from stage to stage (rounds).
WHERE AND WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
The Tuner Battlegrounds Championship competition takes place online between September and November. The Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE competitions take place online between the week leading up to a participating event and on-site at the event. The voting takes place exclusively online on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com.
2016 TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS: CHAMPIONSHIP
The annual Tuner Battlegrounds Championship competition takes place online at www.tunerbattlegrounds.com and features hundreds of the best builds in North America. Between the months of September and November, automotive enthusiasts can compete with their modified vehicles for the opportunity to win an exclusive cover feature in a printed edition of PASMAG. Tens of thousands of supporters from around the world are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite modified vehicles or builders to advance and ultimately win the Tuner Battlegrounds Championship.
The Championship competition provides competitors with an opportunity of a lifetime. Their dream to have their vehicle on the cover of PASMAG can become reality. In addition, the winner of the Championship competition receives a VIP Experience that includes, but is not limited to, flight, hotel and credentials to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seeding and registration for the Championship competition begins immediately on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com, and inclusion and placement within the Top 64 depends on points earned throughout the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE season.
For more information, visit: http://tunerbattlegrounds.com/championship.
2016 TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS: #TBGLIVE
Tuner Battlegrounds: #TBGLIVE competitions provide regional competing opportunities for event organizers and participating automotive enthusiasts. A #TBGLIVE competition will added to a participating event as an award category, similar to a "People's Choice" award. Automotive enthusiasts who wish to participate in a #TBGLIVE competition on www.tunerbattlegrounds.com must first be registered in advance (and confirmed) to compete in a #TBGLIVE participating event. The winner of a #TBGLIVE competition receives an exclusive print feature in PASMAG! For 2016, #TBGLIVE will take place at over 2 (two) dozen events spread out across North America. Participating automotive enthusiasts have the opportunity to earn points for the Tuner Battlegrounds: Championship Top 64 Tournament bracket.
2016 TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS: CATEGORY BATTLES
The Category competitions provide competitors with a unique opportunity to battle head-to-head for online votes to win a vehicle product sponsorship from a partnered manufacturer. Winner(s) will also be spotlighted in a print issue of PASMAG. In addition, competitors and voters will have an opportunity to purchase product of a partnered manufacturer at discounted rate. Stay tuned for more information.
HOW TO VOTE?
In the elimination stages, visitors to the Tuner Battlegrounds website simply log-in with their existing Facebook account credentials using the integrated Facebook Login widget. Once logged in, visitors can vote for their favorite competitor(s) by clicking the star on the top of a competitor profile page when enabled (see Schedule). Voting is limited to 1(one) vote per Facebook account per 24 hours of the posted qualified competitors. In the Final Stage, create a new post on Instagram and/or Twitter using the announced hashtag. Only one hashtag is counted per new post (hashtags edited onto existing posts are not counted). For every ten (10) new hashtag mentions, a competitor will get one (1) vote. Vote totals reset to 0 (zero) at the end of each stage.
ARE VOTERS REWARDED?
Voters have the opportunity to win an assortment of items from PASMAG - event tickets, stickers, key-chains, magazines, t-shirts, sponsorship opportunities with partners, and much more (to be announced). Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Instagram.
PREVIOUS TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS: CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
2013 Tuner Battlegrounds: Championship Winner
Salik Zaki (Boston, Massachusetts, USA): 2005 Scion xA
2014 Tuner Battlegrounds: Championship Winner
Anthony De Guzman (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada): 1993 Toyota Supra
2015 Tuner Battlegrounds: Championship Winner
Benjamin Tran (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada): 2004 Acura TSX