NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lia Griffith of Portland, Ore., creative director at Ellinée, an online
stationery store, was crowned the 2012 “Scotch Brand Most Gifted
Wrapper” in a national gift
wrapping contest sponsored by 3M,
the maker of Scotch
Brand Tape. Griffith out-wrapped seven other amateur and
professional gift wrappers to win the ultimate holiday present—a $10,000
cash prize— at Celsius at Bryant Park in New York City.
About the contest:
Finalists wrapped odd-shaped gifts in three rounds during the contest:
Round 1: oversized rubber duck and a board game
Round 2: tuba
Round 3: giant model airplane with an eight-foot wingspan
The contestants were judged on two criteria: appearance of the wrapped
gifts and the technique used to wrap the gifts; in the event of a tie,
speed was the tie-breaker.
Griffith, along with seven other gifted wrappers, was selected to
participate in the contest based on a brief entry video that
illustrated her talent and experience in the art of gift wrapping.
About the first runner-up and other contestants:
The first runner-up, Shelly Dozier-McKee, an interior designer at
ConfettiStyle Interiors in Atlanta, Ga. received a $2,500 cash prize.
The following six contestants also received smaller cash prizes:
Michelle Beshaw from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Shasta Garcia from San Francisco, Calif.
Brenda Guerrero, manager at Papyrus, from Winnetka, Calif.
Carol Masiclat, owner of Jolie Colis gift wrapping, from
Michelle Noe, co-owner of Playthings Toy Shoppe, from Louisville,
Sheryl Oberman, owner of Stationery Station, from Highland Park,
About the judging panel:
The judging panel consisted of three gift wrapping experts:
Mark Ski, former producer for Martha Stewart Living.
Evette Rios, craft and design expert, as well as former co-host
and designer for Freestyle on HGTV. (Bi-lingual in English
Laurin Sydney, lifestyle expert and author of the gift wrapping
book Why Bother? Why Not?
for photos and video from the contest.
Twittercue: Gifted wrapper @LiaGriffith wins $10k in
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Quote 1: Lia Griffith, 2012 Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper winner,
offers this quick tip for gift wrapping: “Use materials for gift
wrapping in an unexpected way. Look around you and you’ll find
Quote 2: Mark Ski, 2012 Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest
judge, “The large model airplane in the final round of the contest
posed to be quite a challenge, but the contestants really brought
their creativity to the table and wowed us with their technique,
originality and enthusiasm.”
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