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Build a Deck, Win a Deck

Contest rules and entry


One prize will be awarded per participating retail outlet. The grand-prize winner will receive a store-credit of $3,000 to be applied toward future redwood purchases. The winning deck may be featured online and in consumer or trade publications.


The contest is open to contractors, architects and designers who have built or designed a deck for a client as long as the client/homeowner consents to the submission. Redwood must have been used in the construction of the deck, preferably on visible surfaces. Other materials may have been used for structural support and design accents. The deck must have been built after January 1, 2007 and must be able to be photographed attractively. Employees of the California Redwood Association are not eligible to enter.


Enter by completing an online entry form. Forms can be accessed through each participating retailer's web page. Entry forms must specify the name of the participating retailer. Include several different photographs of your deck; there is no limit on the number you may submit. Color images are preferred; jpg formats are preferred . If the deck is attached to a house, include a shot that clearly shows the two structures together. The photographs must have been taken in within one year of the entry date to show the current condition of the deck. Entries must include all of the required enclosures to qualify for the contest.


Entries must be received by September 30, 2008.

No entries will be acknowledged except the winner, and none will be returned unless accompanied by a written request and a self-addressed envelope with proper postage.


The submission of an entry signifies your agreement to the following: (1) you warrant that you, as the entrant in the contest or with the written consent of others, have the authority to make the submission and grant the rights herein granted; (2) you warrant that the material submitted with the entry, including the promotion thereof by the California Redwood Association, will not violate or infringe upon the rights of others; and (3) If you are a prize winner, in consideration thereof, you hereby grant to the California Redwood Association the exclusive right and license to: (1) reproduce and publish in both printed and electronic media all material submitted with the entry, along with your name and location; (2) create illustrations and drawings developed from your materials or photographs taken by us, which may show the entire deck or highlight only portions thereof, for reproduction and publication in both printed and electronic media; and (3) reasonable access for photographs to be made by representatives of the California Redwood Association. FURTHER, each entrant agrees to indemnify the California Redwood Association in the event the entrant violates any of the foregoing terms.


Contest entries will be judged by representatives of the California Redwood Association. The judges will be looking for the most attractive and interesting uses of redwood in the deck projects. The winners will be chosen on design, construction quality, innovative details and overall appearance in relation to the home and yard. The determination of the judges will be final. Winners will be notified by within thirty days of the contest entry deadline.

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