Scraptacular Gallery Challenge: Official Rules

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If there's one thing woodworkers have a lot of, it's scrap, and the editors of Fine Woodworking are no exception. Our scrap bin is always overflowing with beautiful off-cuts of a variety of woods. As a result, dozens upon dozens of boxes, picture frames, and other items have been assembled over the years, from wood that might otherwise have become kindling.

So for our latest gallery challenge, we've set off in search of spectacular scrap wood projects. Check out the rules and get busy uploading.


Fine Woodworking's "Scraptacular Gallery Challenge" Contest Official Rules

Entries for this "Scraptacular Gallery Challenge" Contest (the "Contest") will be accepted during the period beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on February 11, 2010 and ending at 2:59 p.m. ET on March 11, 2010 (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.

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.  You grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit photos in all media now known or later developed.
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.

First Prize
2009 Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive DVD-ROM
Total prize package value $149.95. 

All prizes will be awarded.

Second Prize
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery

Total prize package value $79.90. 

All prizes will be awarded

Third Prize
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery
Total prize package value $39.95. 

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.

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 winner will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.

The winner will be chosen through consumer voting. The judges shall select the top 12 entries on or about March 11, 2010 on the basis of quality, craftsmanship, and number of users that comment on the entry.
The top 12 entries selected by the judges shall be the "Finalists" and will have their projects displayed on the Website where consumers may cast their votes (see Consumer Voting paragraph below). All decisions by the Judges shall be final and binding. It is the sole decision of the Judges to determine which entries will be included in the Finalist Gallery.

CONSUMER VOTING: The 12 Finalist projects chosen by the Judges will be posted as a poll on Based on the judging criteria, consumers will be allowed to vote on their favorite entries to choose the winner of the challenge. The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET on March 12, 2010 and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 19, 2010. The number of votes each Finalist receives will be tallied and the Finalist who receives the most votes will be awarded the prize. Any ties shall be decided by the Judges. Winner will be announced on the Website on or about March 19, 2010.
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.

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.

Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 5, 2010 to:  Fine Woodworking "Scraptacular Gallery Challenge" Contest Winner List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

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


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Comments (2)

joe4liberty joe4liberty writes: franco88: entries are accepted from Feb 11, 2010 to March 11, 2010... no time machine necessary.
All, I have a question; I read the rules, but can't find it anywhere - can I enter more than one project? Since I am both cheap and poor, nearly all of my projects were built from scraps (thank Heaven for wasteful contractors - eah?), so do I need to choose only one to submit, or can I enter my best three?
Posted: 10:52 am on February 17th

franco88 franco88 writes: Since I just heard about this today. I am going to need a time machine to go back and send in my request for a winners list. No matter how quickly I send it in it will not get there by Jan. 5, 2010.....
Your confused reader.
Posted: 9:49 am on February 17th

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Congratulations to our three winners! Argyllshire for Eye Candy, larrysak3 for Dulcimer; and Triumph1 for "Home is where the hearth is".

Three prize packages were awarded.

First Prize
Fine WoodworkingMagazine Archive DVD-ROM

Second Prize
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery

Third Prize
(1) copy of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery

Contest ended March 11, 2010

Winners were selected by the community and announced on March 22, 2010.