Do You Want to be a Champion?

Craft trainees and apprentices from across the country travel each year to compete for top honors in their chosen craft. For the competitors, the National Craft Championships allows them to demonstrate their superior skills, training and safe work practices. For the training sponsors, employers and ABC chapters, the NCC demonstrates a staunch commitment to the career path the construction industry offers.

The NCC is planned and conducted by ABC’s National Craft Championships Committee. This committee consists of contractor representatives and ABC chapter and national staff.


The National Craft Championships features the
of the best in the industry.

About NCC

Discover more about what it take to be a champion! Learn about our competition and details on how to compete.

Guidelines & Materials

View the NCC Guidebook, fact sheets, and safety scopes in order to be prepared for the competition.

Intent to Compete

Intent to Compete registration is open and must be completed by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. A $1,000 fee is due at completion of the registration.

Schedule of Events

Craft trainees from chapter and member training programs compete for the gold in 15 competitions, representing 11 crafts. Check out the schedule to see the new format and plan out your trip.

Hotel & Travel

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ABC Convention 2019

ABC Convention 2018 was hit! Don't miss out this year!

As part of ABC’s campaign to promote the merit shop philosophy and its members, ABC honors the National Craft Championships’ gold medalists, the Craft Instructor of the Year and the Craft Professional of the Year each year at the Washington Nationals’ Freedom Fireworks baseball game in early July.