Hu-Friedy announces rules for 2014 wire-bending contest

Hu‐Friedy announced the 2014 Annual Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest. For over a decade, Hu‐Friedy has been challenging orthodontic residents and practitioners worldwide to showcase their creativity and wire‐bending talents online and onsite at the annual AAO show.

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Hu‐Friedy announced the 2014 Annual Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest. For over a decade, Hu‐Friedy has been challenging orthodontic residents and practitioners worldwide to showcase their creativity and wire‐bending talents online and onsite at the annual AAO show.

Both the online and onsite contests offer two separate submission categories: Single Wire and Anything Goes.

The rules are simple. Entries in the “Single Wire” category must be designed from a single piece of orthodontic wire. Entries in the “Anything Goes” category can be designed from multiple orthodontic wires.

The Online Voter’s Choice Contest will accept submissions through March 12, 2014. Contestants can enter on Hu‐Friedy’s Facebook page or at www.Hu‐Friedy.com/wire‐bending‐contest. All entries will be posted to Hu‐Friedy’s Facebook page beginning March 14th and open for voting through March 31st.

All online submissions are also eligible to bring to the onsite contest at AAO. The winner(s) of the online contest will be announced on April 1st and displayed at AAO. Winners will be automatically entered into the onsite contest.

The online winner for “Anything Goes” will receive $1,500 (retail value) worth of Hu‐Friedy Ortho Instruments and the “Single Wire” winner will win $500 (retail value) worth of Hu‐Friedy instruments.

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Submissions for the AAO onsite contest will be accepted at Hu‐Friedy’s booth from the start of the show on April 26th until closing on April 28th. Judging will take place the evening of April 28th, and winners will be announced on April 29th. Orthodontic wire and instruments will be available at the Hu‐Friedy booth throughout the show for single wire submissions created onsite. Prizes include: $3,000 (retail value) worth of Hu‐Friedy Ortho Instruments for Anything Goes and $1,000 (retail value) worth of Hu‐Friedy instruments for the winner of the Single Wire competition.

Can’t make the show? Planning on bringing a carry on? New this year, Hu‐Friedy is offering to bring your submission to the show for you! All you have to do is send your creation to our headquarters to arrive by no later than April 11th, and we will take care of the rest!

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