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Winner of 3M Wrap to Win Contest Announced

All-star judging panel chooses Daren Merkle, Shadow Graphix.




3M Graphics has announced the winner of its Wrap to Win Contest. Daren Merkle of Shadow Graphix ( in Indianapolis has won an all-expense-paid trip for two to Bora Bora for his wrap job using 3M Envision Wrap Films.

The 3M Wrap to Win contest, held between November and March, asked graphic manufacturing companies to showcase their skills with 3M Envision Print Wrap Films and 3M Envision Wrap Overlaminates.

Merkle, along with semi-finalists 51 Wraps, Metro Signs Inc., PDX Wraps, and Speedpro Imaging, received an all-expense-paid trip for the ISA Expo in Las Vegas, where the judges’ decision was announced. Merkle’s design was selected based on its eye-catching and creative use of space and the overall look of the wrap, according to 3M.

In addition to Jeff Gordon, whose No. 24 Chevrolet SS is sponsored by 3M, the contest judges included:
• Jeremy McGrath, seven-time AMA Supercross Champion
• Jessi Combs, co-host of “All Girls Garage,” Velocity Channel (Discovery Networks) and AOL Autoblog Show, The List-1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die
• Jill Ayers, president of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design
• Matt Dixon, editor of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine
• Dan Desroches, owner of
• Phil Aquin, Adhere Graphics
• Kenny Calman, Geek Wraps
• 3M judges Alan Miller, Marcio Oliveira, and Tim Boxeth



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