July 15, 2009, Overland Park, Kan. – Three young auctioneers were selected to advance to the finals of the National Auctioneer Association’s third annual International Junior Auctioneers Championship (IJAC) competition. The three finalists will compete for the coveted title at 8 a.m., Friday, July 17 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. The competition is sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and occurs during the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show.
Justin Schultis, 18
Schultis & Son, Inc.
Issac Schultz, 18
Paige Sullivan, 18
Spitler-Sullivan Auction & Realty
The IJAC is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, trophy, and complimentary registration into the adult division of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) when he or she meets the minimum age requirement. The first runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize and the second runner-up will receive a $250 cash prize. All participants receive a medallion and most importantly, an invaluable learning experience competing against other elite junior level auctioneers.