Published: August 25, 2014

AVON, Ohio (August 2014) – Calling all designers, illustrators, artists and Duck Tape® enthusiasts! Duck Tape® brand duct tape is expanding its vibrant palette of over 250 colors, designs and licenses with a hot, fan-created design, and it could be worth $5,000 in the brand’s Duck Tape® MyDesign® Contest.

To enter, simply create an original design that you think would make a popular print. Could it be a fluorescent fusion of color? A bright, summery mix of flowers? Or, even an exotic animal print?

The winner of the first MyDesign® Contest, Shala Kerrigan, cashed in with a “Retro Owls” design – a bright purple background peppered with colorful owls sitting atop twisting branches. With this contest, the next design is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

“We are constantly amazed at the creativity and ingenuity expressed with Duck Tape®. With all the imagination surrounding this medium, we anticipate some exceptional designs – especially as we are sure so many of our fans have a perfect print in their mind that matches their personality,” said Shelley Price, marketing director, Duck Tape®, at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck® brand. “This is our way to draw out that creativity and give our enthusiasts yet another on-trend design for their next Duck Tape® project or creation.”

The Duck Tape® MyDesign® Contest runs through September 16. Designs must be original and cannot contain any third-party trademarks or stock images.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and public votes using criteria, including creativity and relevancy of the design. Winners will be announced on or about September 22.

Visit for full contest details, rules and to enter.



An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs 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 designs such as Gummy Bears, Cheetah Kisses and Galaxy.

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 nearly 6 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®, GeckoTech®, 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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