You don’t have to go very far to find creative materials. In fact, you can use what’s sitting right on your desk! Scotch proves this point in their recently concluded Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest.
The second annual contest challenged artists of every level to create original sculptures using just packaging tape. The winners were chosen by a panel of experts, including the father of tape art himself, Mark Jenkins, based on creativity, execution, presentation and online public votes. The grand prize winner, Kent Hathaway, took home a whopping $5,000 cash prize for designing and creating The Big One – a tape sculpture depicting a brother and sister on a fishing trip. Hathaway ended up using 12 rolls of scotch tape for the entire sculpture. Three first prize winners each received a $500 cash prize, as well.
You can see all the entries on Scotch’s gallery or see some of the best ones right here. At the bottom, see who came out on top!
Kent Hathaway won the grand prize for his sculpture, The Big One, that depicts an eventful fishing trip. 12 rolls used.
First Prize Winner (#1 of 3) and People’s Choice
Cameron Nunez from Apopka, FL, was awarded $500 as a first runner up for his creation, Sing and Scream Along. His sculpture also won the People’s Choice Award. 24 rolls used.
First Prize Winner (#2 of 3)
David Kleeman from Indianapolis was one of three first prize winners for his tape sculpture The Mermaid Mechanic, Her Clockwork Sea Dragon and the Missing Wrench. 46 rolls used.
First Prize Winner (#3 of 3)
Matthew Buckley from Washington, D.C. was one of three first prize winners for his tape sculpture Triangulated Torus. 13 rolls used.