Published: September 02, 2011

AVON, Ohio (September 2, 2011) – R.I.P. to the classic tradition of carving a pumpkin that doesn’t last the entire autumn season and leaves a mess for you to clean up. This Halloween, take the carving tools to the graveyard and wrap your real or artificial pumpkin in Duck Tape® brand duct tape. The best-decorated, creepy or costumed creation will win a $1,000 grand prize in the Stick or TreatTM Jack-O-Lantern Contest.

Dad’s favorite fix-all allows you to expand your jack-o-lantern possibilities beyond a scary face. Duck Tape® is available in more than 30 colors and prints to make your pumpkin frightful and unique – use a roll of white duct tape to fashion a mummy, Island Lime® to create a wicked witch, or you can create a far-out design using the tie-dye patterns.

The Duck® brand has even taken the tape off the roll to create Duck Tape® Sheets, which are great for large or elaborate jack-o-lantern designs. Want to make a black cat or even a skeleton? Draw or trace your design on the 8.25” x 10” adhesive sheets, peel the backing and deck out your Halloween masterpiece.

The Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern Contest starts September 2, 2011. Enter your duct tape jack-o-lantern by submitting a photograph to The contest ends on November 1, 2011, and a panel of judges will choose winners based on originality, workmanship, use of color and quantity of duct tape used.

The first place prize in the contest is $1,000. A second place winner will receive $500 and the third place winner will receive $250. The winners of the contest will be announced on or around November 11, 2011.

This Halloween, keep some of the classic traditions, such as trick-or-treating and hayrides. But, be sure to break the curse of pumpkin carving and try your hand at decorating with Duck Tape® – it could make you $1,000 richer!


Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware andcraft retailers in more than 30 colors and prints, including colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and prints such as Zig-Zag ZebraTM, Spotted LeopardTM and Hot RodTM, as well as the new College Duck Tape® brand duct tape featuring logos from favorite college teams.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 following us on TwitterTM (@theduckbrand) and joining our more than three million fans on Facebook® (


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