As was true of last year’s submissions, we were impressed by the effort put forth this year by many of our readers. This year, suppliers were invited to the party and a few stepped up. Congratulations. For those of you who didn’t take advantage of the free advertising, all I can say is, “You snooze you lose.” We would love to see something extra special from you next year?
Sadly (for the judges), there were no submissions featuring hot babes, cute kids, or bizarre-looking individuals. I’m sure glad I kept that picture of April Silverman sporting her “T-bone” from last year’s award-winning T-shirt sent in by Irish Construction, to keep us going until next year’s crop of shirts arrive.
And the winners are ...Winner of designing both a shirt and a product that makes the most common sense is National Gypsum for its GridMarx shirt/board. Not only does the huge bull’s eye on the back of the shirt make it easy to keep track of all your men on the job, but the idea of having board with targets is ingenious. It is now possible for that rookie who couldn’t find a stud if the board was transparent to drive a screw into a framing member instead of thin air.
You will notice there were no winners and losers in the final cut. This is a lesson I have had to learn now that my youngest son, Christopher, is playing rookie ball. His team is being coached that if the players put forth an effort, they are winners. So, to those of you who did not make the final cut, you’re a winner, because at least you took the time to submit. Sadly, there was limited space available so we had to make some tough choices. We would like to thank you all for the time you spent using the weak side of your brain.
Remember: Sometimes it takes both sides of your brain to get ahead in life.