ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  From jellyfish, octopuses and peacocks to dragons, fruit baskets and even a wind turbine, there are more than 75 sculptures to vote for in the Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, sponsored by 3M. The contest invites 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. The deadline to submit a tape sculpture or vote for your favorite "sticky" sculpture is February 28, 2010.

In addition to online voting, submissions will also be judged by a panel of noted artists, including DC-based artist Mark Jenkins who is most widely known for the street art installations he creates using Scotch Packaging Tape.

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, zip code, 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 legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. 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

Robert Brittain (3M)
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
p: 651-733-7034