Contest Rules

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“Waste Knot, Want Knot” Official Contest Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this “Waste Knot, Want Knot” Contest (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on April 20, 2009 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 27, 2009 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period.  The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old.   Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.


TO ENTER:  There is one way to enter the contest. 1.) Visit Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name.  Once you have created your account you can then upload your photo by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project.  Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.


Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.  The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing  or downloading any material related to the contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.  Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.  Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.



1 Fine Woodworking Archive Collection DVD-ROM (TP#011302) Value $149.95

1 Fine Woodworking Shop Apron (TP#011019) Value $39.95

1 Fine Woodworking Mug (TP#011244) Value $12.95

Total prize total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $202.85.  All prizes will be awarded.


Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purposes of identifications of the prize.  No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking or of this contest is intended or implied.


TERMS/CONDITIONS:  No transfer or substitution of prizes.  Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of  Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible.  All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply.  The winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.


WINNING:  On or about May 28, 2009 judges will choose one winner from among all eligible entries received. Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges.  Entries will be reviewed and judged on the basis of quality and craftsmanship.  The winner will be notified by email initially, then by mail within 10 days of the selection.  Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.


CLAIMING PRIZES:  The winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited.  Winner will also be required to provide proof of age.  (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.)  All prizes will be awarded.


WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by May 29, 2009 to:  Fine Woodworking “Waste Knot, Want Knot” Contest Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.


SPONSOR:  The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Woodworking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT  06470-5506.

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Comments (9)

TheGreenDragon TheGreenDragon writes: I can't believe we have to write in snail mail to see who the winners are! Why can't you just post it?
Posted: 8:15 pm on May 28th

2clicksoff 2clicksoff writes: I would say summit something anyway unless the site has some sort of blocker. Even if you can't win I would still like to see other's projects. We can all learn from them. Some more than others. No, I don't expect to win, but it's fun to participate.
Maybe they will make a contest for you guys separate. Who knows. Then we can see your stuff.
Enjoy the projects. Some of them are outstanding. I wish I could find some of the type of wood they have found though.
Keep makin chips..
Posted: 4:03 pm on May 10th

toolchest toolchest writes: I'm excited about Fine Woodworking's new approach to providing new and interesting ways and features for woodworkers to have fun and learn. Find ways to help them improve and quit bitching. Life is to short---HAVE FUN. Ken in Georgia.
Posted: 7:07 pm on May 7th

Benthoven Benthoven writes: I don't think US and Canada DVDs work in UK DVD players, as our fearless leader found out when he gave UK's prime minister a useless collection of US DVD movies on his recent visit.

However, I'd love to see the pen and pencil set given in return to our president that was lathed from wood salvaged from the old slave-rescue smuggling ship!
Posted: 7:04 pm on April 29th

Livermore Livermore writes: I have looked at the rules and I don't see if you can enter more then once, I do a lot of recycled material wood working, working green is my thing. Can one enter more then once? Either way good contest.
Posted: 12:24 pm on April 29th

Mr_Shaker Mr_Shaker writes: I agree with you guys, it sucks. Imagine, the contest is restricted to US and Canada, I live in Canada (province of Quebec) but this province is excluded! Try to understand why? Will the next contest only be for males between 38 and 41, living in Liechtenstein and are 6'5" or more?
Posted: 8:18 am on April 29th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: Yes i agree with you guys, it sucks.
Its all or nothing.
Or when you do not want to send articles oversees give it in a other form.
Posted: 10:36 pm on April 24th

locsird locsird writes: Ditto on the comments above, I can understand when the prizes are power tools which may have voltage problems etc but why can I be allowed to win a Mug or a DVD? Why dont you have some stuff for non US Canada residents? We are still paying! Unhappy :( UK subscriber!
Posted: 4:18 am on April 24th

arfabuck arfabuck writes: This sucks, - restricted to US and Canada entries only. The rest of the world pays for a subscription to the magazine but is excluded from participating in any contests?

Posted: 6:12 am on April 23rd

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Congratulations to our winner!

Congratulations to our winner Clark Kellogg, aka Clarkatron, with his garden bench made from reclaimed “sinker” cypress.

Prize Package:
 - Fine Woodworking Archive Collection DVD-ROM
- Fine Woodworking Shop Apron
- Fine Woodworking Mug

Contest is now closed.

Winner was announced on May 29, 2009.

Official Contest Rules