More than $17,000 will be up for grabs at the 2003 Auctioneer Championships, hosted by Manheim Auctions’ Nashville Auto Auction on April 25-26, 2003.

The 15th annual event will include individual auctioneer, ringman, and team competitions for trophies and cash prizes. A Memorial Sportsman Award will be given to honor auctioneers past, and a video presentation will recognize the late Ray Holt, 2001 Champion Auctioneer.

Entry fees will be as follows: $500 for auctioneers, $250 for ringmen, and $750 per team. The first-place auctioneer will receive $10,000. The winning ringman will receive $2,500, and the win-ning team will be awarded $5,000. Each will also get a trophy.

A reception will be held for attendees the evening of April 25 at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel, and auctioneer events will take place April 25-26.

For more information, call Kelley Basner at the Nashville Auto Auction at (615) 773-3804.