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2021 SEMA Show Back In Action Again After Last Year’s Virtual Show

2021 SEMA Show Chevy Chevrolet Design Awards Trophy
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The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is back after only being able to do a virtual SEMA360 show last year due to the pandemic. And with it comes the return of the highly coveted Chevy SEMA Design Awards. Recently, The Bowtie Brand shared a photo of the trophy that finalists can win at the 2021 SEMA Show. And with 2023 C8 Corvette Z06 design cues, what a trophy it is.

Starting November 2nd finishing up on the 5th out in Las Vegas, the four-day event should give attendees a better look at the new C8 Z06, 2022 COPO Camaro, 2022 Silverado ZR2, and otherwise over a dozen vehicles officially on display from Chevrolet.

2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro 572 Big Block V8 SEMA 2021
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Chevy SEMA Design Awards: The Details

The Chevy SEMA Design Awards for the 2021 SEMA Show will be split into four categories:

  • Innovative Use of Technology
  • Designer’s Choice
  • Chevy SEMA Car of the Year
  • Chevy SEMA Truck of the Year

All registrations must be received by Oct. 22, 2021, to be considered for an award. For more registration, build photo requirements, and more, go to

“The SEMA Show has always been an important event for the Chevrolet team to show off our vehicles with our latest accessories and performance parts – including compelling concepts that are sure to spark enthusiasts’ imaginations,” Jim Campbell, GM US vice president of Performance and Motorsports expresses. “Our designers are eager to evaluate all the great Chevys at the show and recognize the best with the Chevrolet SEMA Design Awards.

While there’s bound to be a sensory sea of suitable builds with everything from the K5 Chevy Blazer to the C8 Corvette, we’ve got our eye out for some amazing technology-driven advancements on display in the electric vehicle space. We’re sure there will be at least a few builds featuring a Bolt EV battery pack in place of rear seats or storage.

Is A One-Year SEMA Break Too Long?

You betcha! The SEMA Show is a linchpin for enthusiasts and aftermarket business alike, and in an age where legislators and OEMs alike are circling to take away your right to repair, tune and otherwise customize your vehicle, it’s crucial to show them how big the auto enthusiast crowd really is. And with over a quarter million people regularly in attendance, SEMA is the place to do it.

As always, if you can’t make it to Las Vegas to attend the SEMA show this year, there will be plenty of ways to stay connected to what’s going on. And you’ll be able to find it here on MC&T.

SEMA 2021 Chevrolet Performance Design Awards Trophy
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Written by Brian H.

Brian is a Northern Michigan resident that specializes in covering General Motors products.

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