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Tool Chest Contest: Official Rules

comments (2) May 8th, 2009 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

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Can you give H.O. Studley a run for his money when it comes to tool storage? Show off your tool storage projects in our latest gallery contest. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Can you give H.O. Studley a run for his money when it comes to tool storage? Show off your tool storage projects in our latest gallery contest.

Photo: Randy O'Rourke

Fine Woodworking’s
“A Place for Every Tool & Every Tool in It’s Place” Contest
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this “A Place for Every Tool & Every Tool in It’s Place” Contest (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on May 4, 2009 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 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 36” SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw Value $2,899.00
Total prize total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $2,899.00.  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 July 2, 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 June 22, 2009 to:  Fine Woodworking “A Place for Every Tool & Every Tool in It’s Place” 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 (2)

goodguy goodguy writes: I searched "Tool chest contest rules" and this legal stuff was all I found.

Where is the other crucial information: Who are the judges? What criteria will be judged? Craftsmanship alone, or is functional design a weighted criterion? If so, is the originality of the design as important as the execution? ..or is an accurate copy more suited to the judge's esoteric tastes? How many judges will there be and what are their backgrounds or qualifications?

Is that crowded Studley chest the sole benchmark, or can other more practical designs stand a chance? Is ornamentation more important than function? Is complexity even a virtue? Wouldn't practicality and use-ability be more important to your readers? Is the contest biased toward hand-tool chests or hand-tool methods? That would seem strange given the power-tool manufacturer offering the prize, however it might make sense for hand-tool Luddites.

Are there different divisions or secondary and tertiary prizes? That would make sense given your readership. Are the winners to be picked solely from photographs, or is there some provision for inspecting the works closely, in person? Further, can a single individual enter more than once? Without any design or judging criteria, it's hard to guess which work a person might want to enter. Some of us might have several different designs for different purposes, but without any clear guidelines, the "contest" sounds more like a popularity contest than a "craftsmanship tour-de-force."

Nowhere on this site can I find any information about these important considerations.
Posted: 9:27 pm on June 13th

Sandtazam Sandtazam writes: I always love it when pictures of Mr. Studley's tool cabinet pop up. That piece always inspires me. What a master piece.
Posted: 7:50 pm on June 5th

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