October 24, 2003

Invention Contest: Staples

Staples Invention Quest

Staples (yes, the office warehouse) is running an Invention Quest for new office products. Grand Prize: $25,000 plus a trip for 2 to the finals in NY plus an option for royalties from selling the idea as a Staples exclusive. (for 1 year) 11 Finalists also receive $5,000 and a trip for 2 to the finals.

Entries must be postmarked by 11/21/03 and received by 11/28/03. All faxed entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/21/03.


We welcome ideas in the following categories:
- Adhesives, clamps/clips, staplers
- Binders, clipboards
- Computer accessories
- Cutting instruments (scissors, punches, etc.)
- Day planners, calendars
- Desktop accessories
- Envelopes, packaging, shippers
- File folders, pockets
- Labels, label makers
- Paper, note & message pads, cards
- Presentation & planning boards
- Storage & organization
- Telephone accessories
- Writing & drawing instruments and accessories

For the purposes of this contest, Staples is NOT interested in books, business machines (faxes, photocopiers, shredders, etc.), calculators, computers (except accessories), electronic media (videos, DVDs, CDs, etc.), food items, furniture (desks, chairs, file cabinets, shelves, etc.), janitorial products, heating and cooling products, PDAs, software, and telephones (except accessories). Inventions that fall into these categories will be disqualified. Invention ideas that fall into other office supply categories not specifically included or excluded above will be considered at the sole discretion of the judges.

Posted by answerguru at October 24, 2003 01:31 PM | TrackBack

Where can we send our retail box of magnetic name badges for staples to look at? for 25 badges and bar magnet it takes up very little peg space. Thanks Marilyn

Posted by: marilyn miller on January 7, 2004 09:24 AM

Please let me know of next contest

Posted by: Clifton Keller on March 14, 2004 01:49 AM

Please let me know of next contest

Posted by: Clifton Keller on March 14, 2004 01:49 AM

the url above doesn't work at all
how do I enter for the $10,000 staples shopping spree

Posted by: Jamie on June 11, 2004 06:42 PM
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