So last week I attended a really cool event that turned out to be a lot more intriguing and exciting than I expected it to be!
Scotch’s Most Gifted Wrapper contest was held in my beloved Bryant Park. Although it was cold and super rainy outside the inside of Celsius restaurant was nice and warm and had a great energy inside!
8 of the world’s most talented wrappers from all over the country would compete for the coveted title of Most Gifted Wrapper. All of the contestants had amazing resumes as they all wrapped professionally and had some very high profile clients including NFL players and Justin Bieber! There were also local gift wrapping heroes that were just plain good at what they did! The winner would walk away with $10,000.
Tons of media (myself included) were on hand to cover the event. I had to fight for these pics so I hope you enjoy! I also got to see one of my favorite blogging buddies Quiana too!
There were 3 rounds: the first round eliminated 4, the next eliminated 2, then there was a final round showdown.
The cool part? There was a live cheering crowd! They had all kinds of chants including “G! I! F! T! Gift! Gift! Gift!” the crowd was full of participants friends and families with signs and tons of cheering energy!
The first round was timed and the contestants had to wrap and oddly shaped castle (come to think of it all castles are oddly shaped but I digress) the contestants needed to be as creative as possible using the fun decorated scotch tapes and easy to wrap accessories like the wrist bracelet dispenser making it super easy to tape.
The next round would prove way more difficult. Could you wrap this bike?
This is where I didn’t even have a clue where to start! I loved to watch the techniques of these wrappers! They were so creative and quick thinking.
Finally it was time for the grand finale! It was down to the 2 most creative wrappers of the contest…. And they had to wrap THIS to win the $10,000 grand prize!
Both contestants spent the majority of their allotted time making these creative (and ginormous) bows to place on top of the boat.
After they were done, the judges deliberated intensely:
When all was said and done Patricia Zapata from Texas won the grand prize! The runner up got a prize of $2500.
Scotch sent us home with some great items for our own wrapping needs including fun colored and designed scotch tape and that awesome wrist tape dispenser! You already know I love wrapping things, so this gift bag was right up my alley!
For more pictures check out the google plus album I created!