How to Enter
Stay tuned for Season 5 to be held March 2017!
Submissions for Season 4:
There will be a total of two rounds. For instructions on uploading your video to YouTube, see How to upload a video to YouTube.
Round 1 - Give Us Your Best Shot
Cabling Icon is not only about being the best of the best, but also about your career aspirations and the industry as a whole. Since this contest is about the big picture, we want to know where you’ve been, what you’re doing and where you plan on going. On the Round 1 entry form, you will submit a paragraph describing the past, present, and future of your career. The judges will review and score all submissions and all participants will receive an email with the 6 finalists chosen to move on to Round 2.
Round 2, The Final Round - UTP Termination Speed Trial
Contestants selected to move on to Round 2 will submit a video (2 minutes maximum length) of them terminating a 4 pair UTP cable into a jack and connecting block. Round 2 videos must be one continuous shot showing you terminating the cable into a jack and connecting block in 2 minutes or less. If the task is not completed within the 2 minutes, contestants may still submit the first 2 minutes of your video. All components must be Category 5e or better and contestants may use any type of jack/block connection, i.e. 66, 110, Krone, Bix for terminating cable. Standard termination procedures of no more than half inch untwist for cable pairs at termination points and minimal amount of jacket removal should be observed. For detailed information on Round 2, see the UTP Termination Speed Trial video. Upload your video to YouTube, titled “Cabling Icon Season 4 Round 2 – First and Last Name” and email the video link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Cabling Icon Professional Coaching, Preparation & Training
If the Cabling Icon is a qualified BICSI Technician/Installer and elects to apply for participation in the bonus contest for the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, an application will be submitted to BICSI and if selected, you will receive professional coaching, preparation and training from the Cabling Icon team to better prepare you for the competition.
If the winner of Cabling Icon is a current BICSI-credentialed Technician/Installer, he/she will have the option to be entered in BICSI's Cabling Skills Challenge held at the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition. If the Cabling Icon is accepted to participate in the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge, he/she will receive free travel, accommodations, food and wages (40 hours) for the week of the conference. Winter conference registration is complimentary for the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge selected participants, which will allow the Cabling Icon to earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) to keep their BICSI credential current. If the Cabling Icon places first in the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge and is named BICSI Installer of the Year, he/she will receive $5,000 from BICSI.
If the winner of Cabling Icon does NOT hold a BICSI Installer or Technician credential, a scholarship seat to attend a BICSI ICT Cabling Installation Program course will be provided by BICSI. Once the winner of Cabling Icon receives a BICSI Installer/Technician credential, he/she will qualify to enter the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge. If you feel confident in your skills and ability as the possible next Cabling Icon, it is recommended that you take the BICSI course and earn your credential ASAP. Tuition reimbursement will be provided if you are selected as the Cabling Icon and are not already credentialed. All travel, lodging, exam fees and associated costs to attend the course will be the responsibility of the individual.