It's 'Backyard Bonanza' time! Get your spray cans ready and try out our newest, most innovative product yet - our Custom Spray 5-in-1!
Take control of your project with our five different spray outputs in one can of Custom Spray 5-in-1 to add some color and fun into your outdoor space. How you use it is up to you - build something from scratch and paint it using this first-of-its-kind spray paint technology... or simply spruce up an old item in need of a refresh.
The only catch? You need to use at least 2 of the 5 spray patterns when working on your project.
This challenge is open to all Creator's Studio members. For the members who received the Custom Spray 5-in-1 cans by signing up in advance to receive the new product by mail, get ready to put them to use! Anyone who didn't receive free product is welcome to purchase their own and participate as well! Custom Spray 5-in-1 can be purchased at any of these retailers.
We're so excited for our community members to try out this new product and provide feedback... we think you'll love it as much as we do!
To participate in the challenge, you’ll need to use your spray painting skills and our Custom Spray 5-in-1 to beautify an outdoor piece. You will need to use at least 2 of the 5 spray positions during your project. Multiple photos of your project are required for your submission:
A 'before' photo showing your piece prior to spray painting
'In progress' photos as you're working on your project
An 'after' photo showing the final product
We recommend placing this photo first so that it's the one highlighted in the thumbnail of your submission
Visit the Custom Spray 5-in-1 website for full product details and ideas to help you get started. If you are having trouble coming up with project ideas, feel free to drop a note in our Discussion Forums to ask other Creators for their help. This community is full of great ideas and folks willing to support you!
Once the submission phase closes, we'll put all the qualified submissions out for a community vote to narrow down our finalists. Our team of Rust-Oleum experts will then review the finalists to choose winners for each of our categories! Our finalists will be judged by our expert panel using the following criteria:
Project met all requirements outlined above
Overall creativity and effort
And most importantly, the use of 2 or more of the Custom Spray 5-in-1's spray patterns
To encourage all members to participate, regardless of their skill level or previous experience, we will be selecting a winner in each of the following categories:
Most Creative Use
Winners of each category above will receive a $300 Visa gift card.
Our team will be selecting a winning entry based on 'best photography or staging'
Anyone who includes a video as part of their submission will be eligible to win 'best video'(*please shoot your video vertically so that it can be used for Instagram or TikTok reels)
Each of these two 'bonus' winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card and the video submission winner will have a chance to be featured on one or more of Rust-Oleum's social media channels.
Shout Out Hashtags: Anyone who posts about their project journey, or simply promotes the Custom Spray 5-in-1 Challenge (even if they're not participating), using both of the hashtags below will be entered into a random draw to win 1 of 2 $25 Visa gift cards.
#DawnOfANewSpray and #ROCreatorsStudio
Voting: Anyone who casts a vote during our voting phase will be entered to win a $25 Visa gift card.
Your project must be completed between May 1st and May 31st,2023. Projects completed before this date are not eligible.
You must use Custom Spray 5-in-1 in the completion of your project; and you must use at least 2 of the 5 spray positions.
Complete the Challenge submission form before 5:00 PM CST on May 31st, which requires you to:
Include 'before', 'in-progress' and 'after' photos of your project
List which of the spray patterns you used
Only one submission allowed per member. Members submitting more than one project will be contacted to choose which submission remains in the challenge. If no response is received, the first entry is the one that will remain in the challenge.
Note: We want everyone to be able to celebrate this momentous occastion with us. So for this challenge only, we are waiving the stipulation that a previous winner can not be chosen to win. If a recent winner in our last challenge is selected as one of the winning entries, they will be able to claim their prize.
Once all of the submissions are collected, our Expert Reviewers will evaluate the projects to ensure all rules have been followed and Creator's Studio members will then be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite projects in order to narrow down the submissions to a list of finalists. We'll then pass it over to our Rust-Oleum panel of 5 judges to crown the winners.
Here are the answers to some common questions that seem to be common during our Challenges. If you have a question that is not on this list, please send Lisa L a PM or send an email to CreatorsStudioSupport@Chaordix.com
What's the deadline again? There’s nothing like a deadline for motivation, and we recommend that you pay close attention to the deadline of May 29th at 5:00 pm CST to get your project submitted. If you click the 'submit' button even a minute after this, you will be unable to submit, no matter what you do. In the interest of fairness to everyone who submits on time, we can’t extend the deadline for submissions to this challenge beyond this date/time. So we recommend that you leave yourself plenty of time to submit your project in case you need any technical support from our team.
I'm having trouble submitting my project. Please, help! Please don't hesitate to contact our moderator, Lisa L via PM or via our support email address if you need any help. You might also consider working on your submission text in a document until it’s just the way you want it and then copy and paste it into the submission form in Creator’s Studio. (We’ve had a few people whose wifi has cut out or their device crashed mid-submission and they’ve lost all their work and unfortunately, we can’t help with anything that’s not saved as a draft.)
How can I make sure that my project advances to the Crowd Vote phase of the challenge? When our panel of Expert Reviewers creates a shortlist of submissions, we are looking for things like:
How well you executed your project
Did you meet all of the criteria / follow the rules?
Your use of Rust-Oleum products (for example, a project that uses a lot of clear spray paint in a finishing coat is an awesome and totally valid use for our products, but it often doesn’t show as well as other products)
How much time and effort went into your project
How unique and creative your project is
Since we rely heavily on your photos and video to show us what you actually did, the quality of submitted visuals is very important to us. So we recommend that you showcase your project in optimal lighting, with a background that makes the piece pop. Need help with this? Check out this 'How to' blog for tips & tricks!
Sometimes good projects don't get shortlisted for the voting phase because we just can't pick them all! But often projects don't get selected because the provided information wasn't as detailed as it could have been, there weren't very many good visuals of the project, because the amount of Rust-Oleum products used was minimal, or sometimes we just have to narrow it down and we don't want to have 10 different versions of the same type of project in the final shortlist. We know we say it all the time, but it really is difficult to eliminate projects before the voting phase!
Who can vote for my project during the Crowd Vote phase? Anyone who is a Creator's Studio member can vote for your project. It is ok to encourage your friends and family online or in person to vote for you. However, it is not okay to spend an evening at your computer creating multiple fake accounts to vote for yourself (trust us, we know when this is happening and you will be disqualified when you are caught). We also prefer that you don't solicit other Creator's Studio members for votes.