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International ‘Metal My Way’ Competition Launches September 1

Metal Supermarkets Opens Annual Photo and Video Submission Contest to Showcase Work of Talented Welders, Fabricators, Metalworkers and Artists

TORONTO – Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, is opening submissions for the 10th  ‘Metal My Way’ competition, starting on September 1.

Highlighting the versatility and craftsmanship of metalworking, Metal My Way is a photo and video submission contest open to both professionals and hobbyists. Entrants submit their innovative metal-made projects from September 1 to September 30 to win one of six prizes. Metal Supermarkets is the title sponsor of the annual contest along with Cosen Saws, Swift Cut, Space Aid Manufacturing, and OMAX as additional sponsors.

“The Metal My Way contest gets better each year, with entrants bringing more and more innovative projects and metalworking talent,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Our team is always honored to celebrate the skills of metal workers and artists who are passionate about their craft while also highlighting the versatility of the industry. Good luck to all of this year’s applicants!”

The contest will be awarding a grand prize to the best overall project, with the winner receiving an EV 88 Portable Benchtop KAMA Bandsaw. Six secondary prizes will be awarded to individual category winners, with each person receiving a Husky 46-inch 9-Drawer Mobile Workbench with Solid Wood Top. The categories are as follows:

  • Vehicle Projects: Includes, but is not limited to, car restorations/modifications, engine work, trailer and camper builds, plane builds or restorations, boat builds or restorations, motorized scooter, bike and buggy builds, and similar projects.
  • Artistic & Design Projects: Includes, but is not limited to jewelry, statues, sculptures, guitars, and similar projects.
  • Furniture & Home Projects: Includes, but is not limited to outdoor and indoor furniture, home renovations, and similar projects.
  • Industrial or Shop Projects: Includes, but is not limited to shop equipment and tool builds, large-scale construction projects or specific aspects of those projects, equipment and tool repair or modification, and similar projects.
  • Knives Projects: Includes, but is not limited to knives, swords, blades, and similar projects.

Grand prize and category winners will be selected from qualifying projects. The selection committee, which is made up of Metal Supermarkets corporate staff, will consider criteria including complexity, detail and intricacy; scale; uniqueness and creativity; craftmanship; quantity of metal used; and ingenuity when selecting the winners. Entrants can submit multiple projects to the Metal My Way contest, but are only eligible to win one prize.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a photo or video of their metal projects at the following link: https://metalmyway.com.



Founded in 1976, Cosen Saws is one of the world’s leading band saw manufacturers with a vast product line and global sales network. Cosen’s North American offices and warehouses are located in Charlotte, NC. From there, the company provides an extensive selection of service replacement parts and local machine technicians. Cosen’s warehouse inventory contains over 150 new machines in stock, ranging in capacity from 8 inches up to 80 inches. With supporting cutting technology such as V-Drive, Mechalogix, and Q-Cut, Cosen’s mission is to help customers find the right cutting solution for their applications and to assist them in reaching the Pinnacle of Cutting Performance.


Space Aid Manufacturing is one of Canada’s largest independent manufacturers of material storage products with distribution across North America.  Their major product lines include: Mezzanines, Roll Formed Pallet Racking, Gravity Fed Racking, High Density Racking, Cantilever Racking, Containers, Shelving, Security Fencing and much more. Privately owned and operated for over 50 years Space Aid currently operates out of an 80,000 sq.ft. facility located in Brampton Ontario.  Over the years their superior craftsmanship and designs have set industry standards enabling them to deliver products and services unmatched by their competitors.  Space Aid offers the unique opportunity to work directly with the manufacturer. Their objective is to provide unparalleled technical support, efficient customer service and quality products for a competitive price. They design, manufacture and install any products to meet your needs.


Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the leading manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet systems. The company designs waterjet systems that feature intuitive software, efficient pump technology, and a wide range of accessories. OMAX Corp. has developed the OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX, and ProtoMAX brands offering a full spectrum of waterjet machine tool capability. The ISO 9001:2015 certified company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. OMAX Corp. also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. OMAX Corp. is a Hypertherm Company. For more information, visit OMAX.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Founded in 2011 and operating from its UK modern manufacturing and office facilities in Needwood, Staffordshire, Swift-Cut Automation Limited is well known for the design, manufacture, supply, installation and technical support of a wide range of industrial CNC plasma and waterjet cutting machines. Winners of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, Swift-Cut exports more than 85 per cent of its machines to more than 30 countries around the world. Swift-Cut offers a full, turnkey solution for of supply, installation, technical support and training of machines with remote, on-line and telephone support 24/7, 365 days a year. USA Headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA and follow the same, high level of dedication to quality, service and support.

Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 125 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985.

At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper.

We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications.

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