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Cool Cardboard Creations Contest

Cool Cardboard Creations Contest Cool Cardboard Creations Contest

Withmorepeople taking advantage of having everything delivered to their homes, mounds of recyclable cardboard boxes have been multiplying, even in Leisure World S e al Be ach , where another mutual could possibly be built from discarded shipping materials.

Instead of tossing those cardboard containers, reuse and repurpose boxes and scraps for a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Cool Cardboard Creations Contest. The building material has been around for more than 200 years and has sparked innovative uses from the practical to the ambitious, including a car constructed by Lexus made of 1,700 precision-cut pieces. The possibilities are endless!

Submissions must be 95 percent cardboard. Acceptable materials include cardboard of all types (e.g., delivery boxes and egg cartons), fasteners, glue, tape, as well as any nontoxic paint and recyclable decorations.

The maximum size allowable for tabletop displays is 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 36 inches high. For floor displays, it’s 36 inches wide, 36 inches deep and 72 inches high. And for hanging displays, it’s 36 inches by 36 inches.

Excess cardboard can be dropped off in the designated area on the east side of Clubhouse 6. Anyone needing more building materials is welcome to take from this area.

Individual entries, as well as collaborative efforts made by GRF clubs or departments, should be brought to the LW Library by Dec. 16 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Projects will be judged based on originality and the use of the star material: cardboard!

The first-place winner will receive $1,000, second place gets $500, and third place $250. Special category winners will be awarded prizes valued between $50-$100.

Creations will be featured in a drive-through display on Dec. 18 near Clubhouses 3 and 4 and Veterans Plaza.

For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at [email protected], or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

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