Meet the 2023 WFCT Competition Winners  

September 22nd, 2023 by Casey Flores

The International Window Film Conference & Tint-Off™ 2023 (WFCT) competitions featured the world’s best tinters, paint protection film applicators and decorative film creatives. Read below to find out who took home the top prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. 

Joshua Maharajh of Genesis Window Tinting in Elk Grove, Calif. came in first place in the PPF Competition, netting $10,000.


2023 Architectural Tint-Off™ Competition Finalists 

First Place: Ricky Miller, Green Valley Window Tint  

Second Place: Jae Lister, Sunsational Solutions 

Third Place: Arthur Salazar, Sunsational Solutions 

Competition Finals Field:  

  • Melvin Galdamez, ClearVista Window Tinting LLC 
  • Craig Pengelly, Craig’s Car Care 
  • Marcus Quintana, Campbell Window Film 
  • Chris Van Sickle, Tintz & Graphx  
  • Torius Taylor, Solar Spectrum Window Tinting 



2023 Paint Protection Film Competition Finalists 

First Place: Joshua Maharajh, Genesis Window Tinting 

Second Place: Brian Cohen, Gypsy Filmz Inc. 

Third Place: Craig Bledsoe, Elite Clear Bra 

Competition Finals Field:  

  • Nick Abaro, Genesis Window Tinting 
  • Eliu Albelo, Best Deal Window Tint 
  • Geraldo Barreto, Orlando Tinting Services 
  • Jai Dicipulo, Prestige Pro Care 
  • Andrew Garcia, Oz Braz 
  • Pavlo Li, Wrapz Inc. 
  • Fernando Sainz, Sainz Designs 
  • Sergey Yakobchak, New Layer Customs   


2023 Decorative Film Competition Finalists 

First Place: Team 1 – The Wizlers: Joe Guzman and Marcus Quintana 

People’s Choice: Team 1 – Joe Guzman and Marcus Quintana 


2023 Automotive Tint-Off™ Competition Finalists 

First Place: Christopher Peterson, Sunstoppers 

Second Place: Craig Pengelly, Craig’s Car Care 

Third Place: Mitchell (Nipsy) Goldman, Tegridy Tint 

Competition Finals Field:  

  • Larissa Apolinari, Talent Tint 
  • Johnny Klassen, Solar Reflections 
  • Maksim Kutsenko, Sun Stoppers Glass Tinting 
  • Jose G. Adorno Laureano, Tintes a Domicilio 
  • Jaime Lutz, San Luis Auto Glass and Tint 
  • Caleb Silkett, Midwest Tinting, Inc. 
  • Jason Teasley, Tint Pro 


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  1. Congratulations to all the winners ! What a performance to watch the best of the best ! Looking forward to seeing you all next year!

  2. Congratulations to all the competitors!!! My first year coming to WFTC to watch my employees compete ! Bonus my son Ricky Miller won Congratulations . I enjoyed the whole convention and meeting so many people in the industry.Everyone was so friendly . Can’t wait till next year ..

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