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IDEAL National Championships


The IDEAL National Championship is where the most elite tradesmen in the nation come together to showcase their skills. It’s the IDEAL way of honoring what they do and their way to test their skills and compete for more than $500k in cash and prizes. 

From March – October, 30,000 electricians (both professionals and students/apprentices) competed in over 1600 Qualifying Round events, vying for their spot at The Championship Weekend in Orlando, Florida.

On November 9, 168 electricians made their way to The Championship Weekend and started their journey, ultimately competing for the title of IDEAL National Champion. And now, for the first time, IDEAL is welcoming everyone to experience The Championship Weekend. In January, and in select markets across the country, the IDEAL National Championship will be broadcast in a 30 minute TV special.

 Please check schedule below for exact dates and times, or contact IDEAL at [email protected] to find out when it will be broadcast in your location. 

Tune in to learn more about the men and women who power our world and watch them give it their all through 10 competitions, including individual and teams. For more information about the IDEAL National Championship, please visit IDEALnationals.com “

” Prizes at the National Championship include: 

Individual – Professional

1st place – $75,000 | 2nd place – $25,000 | 3rd place – $10,000

 Individual – Student/Apprentice

1st place – $30,000 + $5,000 to the trade school | 2nd place – $20,000 | 3rd place – $10,000

 Team – Professional (split among teammates)

1st Place – $60,000

 Team – Student/Apprentice (split among teammates)

1st Place – $30,000 + $5,000 to the trade school

 To find a qualifying event near you, register for an event, or learn more about the Ideal National Championship, visit www.IDEALnationals.com. “

Grant Shmelzer
Executive Director, IEC Chesapeake