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Expert gift wrappers vie for prize in NYC

The contestants of the Most Gifted Wrapper Contest sponsored by Scotch at Celsius in Bryant Park, New York City on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  The contestants are from left, Mia Canada, Melinda Cantor, Diane Henkler, Lisa Huff Kroll, Vickie Ransbottom, Julia Rose, Esther Thiel and Patricia Zapata. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Expert gift wrappers vie for prize in NYC

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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