JLC LIVE Announces First-Ever ‘Next Live’ Presenter Contest, Offering Skilled Construction Professionals the Opportunity to Compete for a Leading Voice in the Industry and a Cash Prize

  • Seeking Skilled Builders and Remodelers to Join On-Site Building Clinics Team.
  • One winner, voted by audience on-site, will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to present at JLC LIVE 2024.
  • Video entries will be accepted through September 19, apply here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--()--Informa Markets' JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show today announced the launch of its Next Live Presenter Contest, a new competition for highly-skilled industry professionals to join the Building Clinic Crew at JLC LIVE 2023, New England’s must-attend event for residential construction professionals. Leading industry experts demonstrate best-in-class building techniques at building clinics sprinkled throughout the JLC LIVE exhibit halls. The largest component of the exhibit hall, building clinics offer hands-on education on topics ranging from drywall, high performance, air quality, deck building, window installation, stair building and much more. The ‘Next Live Presenter’ contest will provide a platform for one passionate, skilled industry specialist to join the Building Clinic panel amongst top industry experts including Mike Sloggatt, Myron Ferguson, Ben Bogie, Mike Guertin, Peter Heard and many others, and the opportunity to present at JLC LIVE 2024.

The competition, open now through September 19th, calls for talented construction professionals to upload a short video demonstrating their skills and enthusiasm to earn a spot on the 2023 JLC LIVE Building Clinic team, and become a leading voice in the industry. In addition to the opportunity for nation-wide exposure as a credible and recognized industry voice, the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

“Introducing the newly launched JLC LIVE contest creates an opportunity to reach the broader community and access the wide pool of talent that exists beyond New England, providing top industry experts a platform to share their skills and earn recognition, while also connecting them to the regional community. As residential construction professionals adopt new technologies and techniques, their practices are changing and evolving at a constant pace. That’s what we’re looking to bring to our audience, in the truly-unique setting that JLC LIVE building clinics provide… our live presenters are the key. Sue Pino, Show Manager, JLC LIVE.

Participants who think they have what it takes are encouraged to apply here. The top ten online entries will be featured in a “People’s Choice” contest, where the JLC LIVE audience will vote for their favorite submissions via social media channels, giving the top ten finalists broad exposure and recognition. The three participants with the most votes will join the Clinic Crew onstage at JLC LIVE New England 2023. Hotel, travel, and registration fees will be covered for the three finalists.

“Many talented builders are emerging through social media… we’re excited to see who’s interested in raising their hand to join the JLC LIVE team in-person. I think they’ll find an audience of real people, who are also engaged and passionate about the trades, far more exciting. I’ve been presenting for 22 years, and I still love it!” Mike Sloggatt, Lead Presenter, JLC LIVE.

Guidelines for the JLC LIVE Next Live Presenter Contest entry can be found below:

  • Video entries will be accepted through September 19, 2022.
  • Topics must be relevant to residential construction and/or building techniques.
  • 5+ years of industry experience or referral from a current JLC LIVE presenter.
  • Must be a resident of North America.
  • Must be available March 22-25, 2023 to travel to Providence, RI for JLC LIVE New England.

JLC LIVE New England is slated for March 23-25, 2023, with exhibits from March 24-25 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Sign up here to be notified when registration opens and receive news about the upcoming show. Follow JLC LIVE on social to stay connected.





Imagery from the 2022 JLC LIVE Building Clinics can be found here.


JLC LIVE events are the most anticipated regional trade events of the year for residential construction. Remodelers, home builders, contractors, and other tradesmen and women learn from the leading industry experts through live, on-floor building clinics, demonstrations, and classroom-style conference sessions. JLC LIVE attendees can expect to see the hottest products, learn the newest building techniques, and expand their professional network through fun, free-to-attend networking events. For more information, please visit Register to attend at

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Abby Portwood
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Abby Portwood
PR Specialist