Three auctioneers from The Super Auction will be competing in the upcoming International Auctioneer Championship (IAC). David Helmer, Jonathan Kraft and Peter Gehres will be joining over 80 auctioneers from across the nation in Overland Park, Kan. at the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show to compete for the title of IAC Champion. The male and female winners of this competition are regarded by the auction industry as being one of the best. This is first year for Gehres in the IAC. Both Helmer and Kraft have competed in the contest in previous years.
The IAC competitors are judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, and other performance elements of effective auctioneering. Participants are also judged on their answers of interview questions. The finalists will compete at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009 in front of more than 1,000 of their peers at the Overland Park Convention Center. The two division winners of the IAC will receive a cash prize of $10,000, a trophy, and will represent the National Auctioneers Association as its spokespeople throughout the year.