AM has long admired the work of Mark Jenkins, and in particular, his tape sculptures.  Apparently 3M (maker of Scotch brand tape) has also taken notice and will hold a contest to see who can come up with the most creative use of the popular adhesive with a $5000 cash prize no less.  Submissions will be judged by a panel of artists including Jenkins.  The deadline is February 28, 2010 so time to get tapin’ (tutorial).

Other examples of Jenkins’ work after the jump as well as full contest details…

“If you are inspired by the use of everyday objects as art, then Scotch Brand wants to see your creativity come off the roll and into the art space. The Scotch Off the Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, sponsored by 3M, is inviting creative minds to submit photos of their unique tape sculpture — constructed from Scotch Packaging Tape — for the chance to win a $5,000 cash prize. Submissions will be judged by a panel of noted artists and can be voted on by visiting no later than February 28, 2010.”

Contest details are as follows:

Enter by visiting and uploading up to three photos of your original Scotch Packaging Tape sculpture, its unique name and a short description of your sculpture in ten sentences or less (up to 500 characters, including spacing).

Entries should include:

Entrant’s name, home address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, and the total number of rolls of Scotch Packaging Tape used to complete the sculpture.

Entries must be submitted no later than February 28, 2010.

One grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 cash and a year supply (one case or 36 rolls) of Scotch Premium Performance Packaging Tape. Three first-prize winners will each receive a cash prize of $500 and a year supply of Scotch Premium Performance Packaging Tape.

The contest is open to people who are 16 years of age and older except where restricted by law. For a complete set of contest rules visit

Images via the artist. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.