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Old 08-22-2008, 07:18 AM
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The Worst Gift Wrapper Contest

Have you ever received a gift where the paper edges don’t meet, or maybe the present appears as though it’s been pulled out of an attic? Or are you personally guilty of thinking a cute gift bag with coordinating tissue paper is creative? Gift-giving expert, founder of HPA Enterprises and the inventor of Bowdabra Sandy Sandler has launched a contest in search of the worst gift wrapper in America.

Bowdabra is looking for stories about the worst gift wrappers. It’s ok to turn in your sister, husband, best friend, mom or even yourself. Starting August 15th, 2008 until October 31st, 2008, entries will be accepted at

The contest features guest judges including Abby Foster, Editor, Crafts ‘n Things. The guest judges will select the top 10 worst gift wrapping stories from received submissions and ask them to submit a video of the person in action demonstrating their “unique and creative” skill. The 10 selected finalists will receive a personal gift wrapping “how to” session with Sandy and will have the opportunity to be named “The Worst Gift Wrapper” and win a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada*.

Go to to turn yourself in or your neighbor as “The Worst Gift Wrapper” you know! Say good bye to tacky gift wrapped presents forever!

“The Worst Gift Wrapper” Contest Details*
Entry Dates: August 15th—October 31st, 2008
Finalist Selection: November 1st, 2008
Winner Selection: Black Friday, November 28th, 2008
*Grand Prize: A trip to Las Vegas for two.
Prize details include: Prize will include roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas from any major metropolitan airport in the continental US for the prize winner and a companion. Approximate value: $500 per person. Two nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) in a popular Las Vegas strip hotel. (approximate value $500) round trip transfer to and from airport to hotel (approximate value $25). Two free tickets to see the Scintas (approximate value $100). Air and hotel accommodations subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. See contest details for additional prizes, requirements and restrictions.

All entrants will receive a free copy of Sandy’s new e-book on how to gift wrap. Other prizes will be awarded including gift wrapping items and gift cards to help those who are creatively challenged get in their best gift wrapping shape for the holidays.

Entry Requirements: Go to and click on The Worst Gift Wrapper in America Contest link and share your story about why you or a friend or relative is the worst gift wrapper and why this person needs some creative pointers and help. Contestants will enter by uploading or otherwise submitting a video explaining why they are the worst gift wrapper in the world OR may submit a 50 word text essay that explains why they, or their friends or family members, are the worst gift wrapper in the world AND submitting a supporting photograph of an example gift wrapped item.

If contestant’s entry is selected as a finalist, they will be required to upload a video of this person in action wrapping a gift to visually demonstrate why this person is creatively challenged in the gift wrap arena.

For “The Worst Gift Wrapper” Contest Restrictions & Details, visit:
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