Bellingham Technical College will host its annual Welding Rodeo and Skills Challenge on its campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 16 and 17.
Eight teams will create sculptures from donated scrap metal, which will later be auctioned off to benefit scholarships for BTC students and others across the state.
Finished sculptures will be assessed by a judging panel. First-place winners get $2,500.
The competition will also include a skills challenge, open to welders of all ages and skill levels.
More information on the event and how to register to compete is available at www.weldingrodeo.eventbrite.com.