Winner Crowned in Scotch Brand Tape's National Gift Wrapping Contest

  Winner Crowned in Scotch Brand Tape's National Gift Wrapping Contest

Lia Griffith from Portland, Ore. Wins $10,000 Grand Prize

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 30, 2012

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.

Lia Griffith, a gift wrapper from Portland, Ore. gift wraps a giant model
airplane with an eight-foo ...

Lia Griffith, a gift wrapper from Portland, Ore. gift wraps a giant model
airplane with an eight-foot wingspan in the final round of the Scotch Brand
Most Gifted Wrapper Contest on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Celsius at Bryant
Park in New York City. (Photo: Ray Stubblebine)

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
         Fayetteville, N.Y.
       *Michelle Noe, co-owner of Playthings Toy Shoppe, from Louisville, Ky.
       *Sheryl Oberman, owner of Stationery Station, from Highland Park, Ill.

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 and Spanish).
       *Laurin Sydney, lifestyle expert and author of the gift wrapping book
         Why Bother? Why Not?

Visit MostGiftedWrapper.com/media for photos and video from the contest.

Twittercue: Gifted wrapper @LiaGriffith wins $10k in @ScotchProducts
#MostGiftedWrapper Contest! http://bit.ly/hSSgho #giftwrap #tape

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the
innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M
employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.
For more information, visit http://www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M, Scotch and the Plaid Design are trademarks of 3M. ©3M 2012

Quotes:

  *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 inspiration
    everywhere!”
  *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.”

Links:

  *Scotch Brand Website
  *Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest
  *Newsroom for Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest
  *Scotch Brand on Facebook
  *Scotch Brand on Twitter
  *Scotch Brand on Pinterest
  *Scotch Brand on YouTube

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Contact:

For 3M
Liz Mitolo, 212-679-6600 ext. 242
Hunter Public Relations
emitolo@hunterpr.com
c: 330-774-8484
HunterPR.com
or
3M
Robert Brittain, 651-733-7034
3M Public Relations and Corporate Communications
rbrittain@mmm.com