Published: May 21, 2010

AVON, Ohio (May 21, 2010) – The art of pumpkin decorating seems to become more intricate every year – from funny faces and scary demons to black cats and witch silhouettes, pumpkin carvers are taking this Halloween tradition to the next level. And, this year, the most creative design could earn $1,000 from the Duck® brand…if it’s made with duct tape.

Duck® brand duct tape is challenging pumpkin carvers to set aside the knives and break out the duct tape in the Stick or Treat™ Jack-O-Lantern Contest. In years past, trick-or-treaters fashioned amazing and unique costumes out of colored Duck® tape, but this year, the Duck® brand is putting creativity to the test to see how well Halloween fanatics’ pumpkin decorating skills can fare. All they need to do is find a pumpkin (real or artificial), think of a creative pattern, design or unique face, and use duct tape to deck out their pumpkin.
Starting on September 6, 2010, Duck® tape users will be able to enter the Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern Contest by submitting a photograph of their duct tape jack-o-lantern via the Stick-or-Treat promotion page on The contest ends on November 1, 2010, and all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges based on originality, workmanship, use of color and quantity of duct tape used. The winners of the contest will be announced on or around November 17, 2010.

The first place winner in the Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern Contest will win a $1,000 cash prize. The second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250.

So, Halloween and jack-o-lantern fanatics, step out of your comfort zones, set aside the carving tools and pick up a few rolls of colored duct tape to create your masterpiece. The Duck® brand has more than 20 colors and patterns of colored duct tape including the new Totally Tie-Dye™ and Cosmic Tie-Dye™ patterns to decorate your pumpkin with this year. You’ll be the envy of the entire neighborhood and you could become $1,000 richer in the process.

Duck® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware and craft retailers in more than 20 colors and patterns, including aqua, camouflage, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, standard silver, and an assortment of other traditional colors such as red, yellow, black and blue.

The Duck® brand 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. for additional product information.

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Caremail®, FrogTape® and Easy Liner® 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, 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.