One Month Left to Enter National Tape Sculpture Contest

Submit Your Unique Work of Art From Scotch Packaging Tape in the Off the Roll Contest

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) -  If you are inspired by the use of everyday objects as art, then Scotch Brand wants to see your creativity come off the roll and into the art space. The Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, sponsored by 3M, is inviting creative minds to submit photos of their unique tape sculpture -- constructed from Scotch Packaging Tape -- for the chance to win a $5,000 cash prize. Submissions will be judged by a panel of noted artists and can be voted on by visiting no later than February 28, 2010.

Contest details are as follows:

  • Enter by visiting and uploading up to three photos of your original Scotch Packaging Tape sculpture, its unique name and a short description of your sculpture in ten sentences or less (up to 500 characters, including spacing).
  • Entries should include:
    • Entrant's name, home address, city, state, zipcode, telephone number, date of birth and e-mail address
    • The total number of rolls of Scotch Packaging Tape used to complete the sculpture
  • Entries must be submitted no later than February 28, 2010
  • One grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 cash and a year supply (one case or 36 rolls) of Scotch Premium Performance Packaging Tape. Three first-prize winners will each receive a cash prize of $500 and a year supply of Scotch Premium Performance Packaging Tape.
  • The contest is open to people who are 16 years of age and older except where restricted by law. For a complete set of contest rules visit

For video tutorials on how to construct a tape sculpture, visit

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Contact Information:

Contact Information:
Melissa Kuhn (Agency)
Hunter Public Relations for 3M
p: 212-679-6600 ext 223

Helen Wagner (3M)
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
p: 651-733-4858

Noted artist and Scotch Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest judge, Mark Jenkins, created a tape sculpture of a life-sized Honda Civic. Noted artist and Scotch Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest judge, Jesse Nolan, used Scotch Packaging Tape to create a sculpture depicting a woman climbing shelves. Scotch Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest judge, Mark Jenkins, recommends using LED lights when lighting tape sculptures internally because they don't give off any heat.