Expert gift wrappers vie for prize in NYC

Expert gift wrappers vie for prize in NYC

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Could you wrap a toy castle, a children’s go-kart or a full-sized paddleboat with a canopy, each in less than 15 minutes?

That’s what eight of the country’s best gift wrappers attempted Friday morning in New York, where Scotch Tape hosted a competition to judge gift wrappers on their style, speed and personality. Patricia Zapata, a graphic designer from Texas, won the grand prize of $10,000 in the 17th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest.

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