Annual Automotive Scholarship Contest

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 as a recruiting tool for the WSU Automotive Technology Program.

Contest Rule Book (pdf)

2020 Winners Former Winners


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


Part 1

Qualifying Round: Written Exam

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.

December 8, 2022

Agenda (pdf)


Registration Form

Registration due November 19, 2022

Registration Fee: $100 Per School

Mail your payment:

Department of Automotive Technology

2750 University Park Blvd, Dept 300

Layton, UT 84041


Pay Online



Part 2

Championship Round: Hands-on Challenge

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.

February 10, 2023

9:30 am - Judges Arrive

10:00 am - Judges Station Orientation

10:00am - Schools check-in 

10:30 am - Contest begins

12:15 pm - Lunch break  

12:45 pm - Contest resumes

3:30 pm - Contest ends

5:00 pm - Announcements of results

5:15 pm - Awards banquet

Agenda (pdf)


Registration Form



Event Parking

Only school buses are permitted to park for free.

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

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.