Introduction: How to Enter the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest

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We've partnered with Gorilla Tape and Gorilla Glue to bring you the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest!

Simply create something wonderful using any type of cardboard: corrugated or flat, boxes or tubes. You can use any type of adhesive (from Gorilla or not), fasteners, components, and decorations, but your project must include cardboard as a major element.

Gorilla glues, tapes, and epoxy are made for the toughest jobs on planet Earth! Gorilla products work when others fail, the first time, every time, helping people around the world build, create, and repair everything in their life. The Gorilla motto: build it, don't buy it, and repair it, don't replace it!

So show us what cool toys, furniture, tools, decorations, or other amazing things you can make from cardboard. Whether it's fun or functional, we can't wait to see what you'll make!

International entries are OK.
Multiple entries to the contest are allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.


First Prize
$100 worth of products from Gorilla Glue, including Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, Gorilla Tape, Gorilla Fast Cure Precision Pen, Gorilla Tee shirt, Gorilla Hat, and Gorilla Bobblehead.

Also an Instructables robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner Up
$50 worth of products from Gorilla Glue, including Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, and Gorilla Tape 35.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: July 15, 2009 12:01 AM PDT
Deadline for entries: August, 30 2009 11:59 PM PDT

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables and Gorilla Glue a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.


Kiteman (author)2009-08-31

I'm sure I beat the contest deadline with my glueless robot, but it's not in the voting lists... Did I get it in?

pizzadude223 (author)2009-08-20

idk if it posted this yet cause i can't see it, but how are the winners determined?

HelloKitty61986 (author)2009-08-15

uhhhh It wont let me enter mine?!?!?!

Yours isn't in because it only has the intro and no instructions for how to make it. It needs to be a full instructable to enter the contest.

DIYDragon (author)2009-07-16

Ah, cardboard.. such a versatile, and wonderful material. Not sure what I can make with mainly cardboard.. Usually it's a helper for something else. :D

Creativeman (author)DIYDragon2009-08-19

You could make a dragon out of cardboard, DIY Dragon! Cman

canida (author)DIYDragon2009-07-16

It doesn't have to be mostly or entirely cardboard - just a major component. We generally try to be pretty flexible on these things. That said, if you make something almost entirely of cardboard, it's sure to give bonus points. ;)

Wasagi (author)2009-08-09

DRAT! I'm too late to enter, but this reminds me of a cardboard boat race in my area that I have participated in in the past. Jolly good fun!

fungus amungus (author)Wasagi2009-08-09

Too late? The contest closes in 3 weeks.

beyondimagination (author)2009-07-27

If i finish through with my project, its a definite winner. don't ask about it either its a secret but on my orangeboard i will add a letter each few days of the title, which rhymes with.most of the words below arent real. The comcazing worlding barkoard skidaddlecoat kilt sigh see. Note: only half is real title.

"The amazing cardboard" Are obviously the first few words.

well played dberwick your obviously smarter than the average hamster, lol not to be mean.

ia1900 (author)2009-07-22

I don't how to submit an entry. Can anyone tell me?

Goodhart (author)ia19002009-07-22

When you create your instructable, there is a place where you can enter it into the contest on the screen.

ia1900 (author)Goodhart2009-07-28

Thanks for your reply. If I understood you right; so I have to first creat an instructable; then I will be directed on the screen to enter into a contest? is that right? Thanks,

Goodhart (author)ia19002009-07-28

There should be a spot as you are creating the instructable, or saving it anyways, where you can open a drop down window and choose to save it to various open contest(s)

danqtoo (author)2009-07-25

I hope this is not viewed as an attack, but think it is extremely important for people to know; even some veterinarians aren't aware of this: Gorilla Glue and others of the type are EXTREMELY dangerous to pets. If it is eaten, even a VERY SMALL amount, it literally fills the stomach with foam, which then hardens into a solid plug. A friend's dog ate less than a teaspoon, and had to have her stomach opened up to surgically remove the mass. It would have killed her if we had waited to see how she was the next day, as the first vet recommended. Gorilla Glue is great stuff! but be very careful to keep it safely away from pets and small children.

heathbar64 (author)2009-07-16

Wow!! I'm all over this contest. I've been playing with cardboard for years. This may be when I author my first instructable.

MegaMaker (author)heathbar642009-07-22

My first 2-3 Instructables. Lol.

MegaMaker (author)2009-07-20

In about 30 mins to 2 hours I will have my 'Ible up. I may put up a second one, to.

Shahzeb (author)2009-07-17

Can we use paper instead of cardboard????

MegaMaker (author)Shahzeb2009-07-20

Probly not, as the title is "Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest".

briackman (author)2009-07-20

fungus amungus, how can you let non-compliant projects into the contest, i've seen THREE projects that dont include cardboard as a major element!!! im joking, but seriously, dont let non-compliant entries in the contest!

briackman (author)fungus amungus2009-07-20

wood is not a heavy duty paper, its WOOD, so theres only 1 non compliant entry, but i'm still right :)

briackman (author)briackman2009-07-20

and i dont think book covers count

theburn7 (author)2009-07-20

why is mine not in it, i entered it...

noahh (author)2009-07-17

Ah. Thank you. I must have missed that part.

noahh (author)2009-07-17

Is there a way to get around the 18 or older rule? I would like to enter.

Building Books (author)2009-07-17

So is this contest just a USA thing or a worldwide thing?

little red (author)2009-07-16

I am thinking a water craft of some sort. This is my first Instructable and contest ( going for broke) any tips?

AndyGadget (author)2009-07-15

HAH! A stroke of genius! I'll make one Instructable to enter both contests.
Look out for . . .


AndyGadget (author)pudi.dk2009-07-16

Nope, not at all! (although that IS a brilliant idea). It was a throw-away comment, but . . . watch this space.

kelseymh (author)AndyGadget2009-07-15

Dude, aren't you supposed to end that with maniacal laughter?

AndyGadget (author)kelseymh2009-07-15

We've only done secret base building and cat stroking in my World Domination night-classes so far. I think Maniacal Laughter is next week.

kelseymh (author)AndyGadget2009-07-15

Huh! Which textbook are you using? We covered Recruiting and Disposing of Henchmen before we got to Lair Construction; the instructor pointed out that henchmen are more reliable than day laborers...

ERNesbitt (author)kelseymh2009-07-16

You two should look into the computer game "Evil Genius"...

AndyGadget (author)kelseymh2009-07-16

*sigh* I failed the "Explaining Every Detail Of Your Evil Plan To The Hero Whilst He's About To Be Spectacularly Done Away With But We All Know He's Going To Escape At The Last Moment" practical. He didnt.

kelseymh (author)AndyGadget2009-07-16

Ah, yes, the Monologing practical. As you may have gathered from some of my posts, I aced that one :-)

You might try practicing while you stand behind your overly elaborate controls dais. The hypnotic flashing lights help to distract you from actually killing the hero while you ramble on about all of the minutiae of your evil scheme.

AndyGadget (author)kelseymh2009-07-16

Hmmmmm . . . . . . hypnotic flashing lights . . . . . . . PicAxe . . . . . . . *evil snigger* I think I might be getting the hang of this.

sctirvn687 (author)AndyGadget2009-07-15

That's pretty funny. Thanks for the laugh!

your dog (author)AndyGadget2009-07-15


isn't that going to BBQ the cardboard, not the food?

Uhhh.... might want to rethink that a little... lol Sounds like an accident waiting to happen!

jeff-o (author)lukethebook3332009-07-15

No, it's just single-use. ;)

mashedpotato13 (author)2009-07-16

i have an idea for a cardboard crossbow...

artgirrl (author)2009-07-16

time for a girrl to win!

Brennn10 (author)2009-07-15

This is going to be a great contest. I am expecting some awesome projects to come out of this!

fungus amungus (author)Brennn102009-07-15

That's the spirit!

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