Gorilla Swapping Glue for Project Photos in New Contest
Issue: Issue 301
Posted Date: 5/15/2012
A snazzy woodworking project deserves boasting rights, don't you think? Gorilla Glue
agrees, and that's why the company recently opened a Woodworking Contest on their Facebook page. They want to see what sorts of exciting projects you are building with their line of woodworking adhesives.
"Our slogan for this new contest is really simple," says Lauren Connley, director of marketing. "If you send us photos of your project, we'll send you some of our glue."
Sounds easy enough to get involved, and if you've got a digital camera, it is.
Here's how it all works. Click here to go to Gorilla Glue's Facebook page, then click on the "Woodworking Contest" icon. Next, click the "Like" icon at the top of the page, and fill out the entry form that opens. You'll need to provide a name for your woodworking project and a brief description, and you can upload up to three images. One image is mandatory for entry in the contest, and photo files must be limited in size to 1MB or less. The contest project photos will be displayed on Gorilla Glue's Woodworking Gallery on the Facebook page.
"The contest is open to all woodworkers in the U.S. and Canada. We're just really hungry to see the types of projects people are building with our wood glue, polyurethane glue, two-part epoxy and cyanoacrylate glue. We think this is a fun approach--trading project photos for product."
But, if you're interested in receiving an 8-ounce bottle of Gorilla Wood Glue, you'll need to be one of the first 250 contest entries. And, your opportunity to enter a project and show off your skills on Gorilla Glue's Facebook page only lasts until July 1 when the contest closes.
Gorilla Glue's new Woodworking Contest is being held, in part, because of the positive response the company received to a similar "Build It and Share It" contest that ran last fall. "We were really pleased with the number of entries we received for that contest, and there was a wide range of project photos submitted. Woodworkers sent in photos of furniture, jewelry boxes, wind chimes, a whimsical dresser and even a surfboard. All sorts of things."
Connley says the company is still known by many as makers of polyurethane glue, but its PVA Gorilla Wood Glue is actually its most popular choice among woodworkers. Over the years, Gorilla Glue's product options have expanded to super glue and two-part epoxy as well. "We find that woodworkers use a variety of adhesives on their projects, depending on the application. So, we're glad to have products that can meet most every need. Sometimes there might be some confusion as to what adhesive will work best for the project at hand. That's why we've created a Glue Guide on our website, to make these choices easier."
Whether you're familiar with Gorilla's products or not, their Facebook page also has a gallery of photos that take you "behind the scenes" of the company's Cincinnati, Ohio, headquarters. Click here to take a virtual tour.
Now, consider entering the new contest. If you've got a project in the works and you're using a Gorilla Glue product, or if you have a past project for which you used their adhesives, grab your camera, take some photos and get entered in the new contest. Why not brag a little?