During the Hammers & Ales Party!
Saturday, September 7, 2019
6:00 – 10:00pm
Atlanta ToolBank

Entry Information

  • Each entry must complete a simple form that provides contact information, expected space requirements and theme for entry
  • Each entrant will receive one complimentary admission to event


  • Functional: Can be utilized as anything but a ladder!
  • Art: Need we say more!
  • Team Spirit: Represent your favorite professional or collegiate sports team
  • I Have My Own Theme: Something really special that doesn’t fit into the above categories!


  • There will be only one winning ladder
  • Event guests will choose the winning ladder
  • Winning ladder designer will receive $100 and $50 gift certificate to the 2019 Tool Rush Sale
  • All ladders go into the silent auction


  • Judging will take place on day of event at the beginning of the evening
  • All entries will be kept anonymous during event

Judging Criteria

  • Design Statement: Degree to which the statement clearly describes the entry
  • Creativity: Design innovation & uniqueness
  • Function: Usability & appropriateness
  • Material Integrity: Color, texture, detail, durability and suitability
  • Craftmanship & Execution: Structural / esthetic value
  • Recycled Materials: Participants are encouraged to include reused, reconditioned or remanufactured materials or recycled raw materials in design

Contest Rules

  • Contest participants must incorporate one wood ladder provided by the ToolBank (Ladder is included with entry fee; choose from 4′, 6′ or 8′ step ladder)
  • No inappropriate language, signage, or political statements will be accepted
  • The ToolBank reserves the right to decline an entry
  • Props may be added to and used within the display (the entry will be auctioned in total, including any items used with the display)
  • All submitted items, including but not limited to tables/chairs, props and photos become property of the Atlanta ToolBank


  • All contest participants must bring their entry to the event space during a designated time period prior to the beginning of the event

Are You Up to the Challenge?