3 – 6 December 2019 Shanghai, China VISITOR REGISTRATION

Body & Paint World Championships

About the World Championships


In 2020 Automechanika Frankfurt will feature Body & Paint as an independent product group for the very first time. In celebration of this occasion Automechanika launches the international competition – with events taking place in six countries: the UK, South Africa, China, Dubai, Mexico and Germany. In each country Body & Paint professionals will design the bonnet of a car while using the country in which the Automechanika fair is being held as their inspiration. In each location, a panel of experts is charged with picking a national winner who will then get to go to Frankfurt for the finals. In addition, trade visitors will be able to help select the people’s choice winner by voting for their personal favourites at the event and online. The winner of the people’s choice award will receive a surprise package sponsored by SATA.

Voting for each show will be open for 14 days after the first day of the show.

Sponsored by



  • SATA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sponsor for: all participating shows
  • Website: 
  • Sponsor of People’s Choice Awards






The judge list

  • Mr Wolfgang Auer, Editor in Chief FML, AUDIN Verlag GmbH
  • Mr Michel Malik, CEO, BodyShop News
  • Mr Cheng Yu Guang , Committee member of China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association, Specialist on painting
  • Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd (Guest judge)



Which team deserves to win? Let us know by voting for your favourite design. The teams with most votes will receive the People’s Choice Awards.

The voting will start on 3. December 2019. Details will be announced.