North American Technician Excellence announced its inaugural NATE Bowl contest, designed to get more technicians NATE-certified, or recertified if needed, to get the best HVACR team on the field in 2008.

“NATE Bowl is our way of creating some good-natured competition among contractors and to provide a wide-array of exciting rewards for what most of them are already doing - improving the professionalism of the HVACR industry,” said Rex Boynton, president of NATE.

A wide variety of prizes will be awarded monthly in respective “divisions,” which are based on the size of the contractor. In late 2008, the grand prize will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., in 2009.

Go to for more information and to register.