Published: October 15, 2012

AVON, Ohio (October 2012) -— Inspiration can strike anywhere -- doodling in your notebook, experimenting in art class, or leafing through an art magazine. Now, you can capture that vision for a chance to win $5,000 and have your design seen nationwide -- all courtesy of Duck® brand duct tape! Duck® brand's MyDesign™ Contest challenges aspiring artists to create a unique design to be featured as the next Duck Tape® print.

Channel your inner artist with Duck® brand’s MyDesign™ Contest by creating a one-of-a-kind design to be printed on real rolls of Duck Tape®. Designs drawn by hand or with digital editing software are welcome, and entries must be created using one of the Duck Tape® design templates found on the Facebook®contest tab to be considered.

The contest works like this: Enter the MyDesign™ contest at and submit your design using the provided template. At the end of the entry period, a panel of judges from Duck® brand will choose the top 20 entries based on originality and creativity, quality of design, clarity of expression and artistic merit. Once the top 20 are announced, fans of Duck Tape® on Facebook can vote for their favorite design.

The entry with the most votes wins a $5,000 grand prize -- along with the designer’s signature featured on the label artwork for the winning Duck Tape® print. The winner's profile will be included on

The entry period for the MyDesign™ Contest ends on Oct. 25, 2012, with the winner announced on or around Nov. 16, 2012.

To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your masterpiece, visit


An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes more than 140 colors, prints and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and prints such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.

Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than five million fans on Facebook®(, following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest®( or watching us on YouTube® (

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip®brands. Visit for more information.

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