Ruger is running a design competition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ruger 10/22. Contestants can submit Ruger 10/22 designs and the company will select 10 finalists based on their ability to produce it and on the expected consumer demand for it. The public can then vote on the 10 designs and they will put the winning design into production. The winning designer will get the rifle they designed, a tour of the Ruger factory and $5,000 worth of Ruger products. The nine other finalists will win a Ruger gun of their choice.
Ruger is looking to its fans and aficionados to help design a Ruger® 10/22® rifle to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s favorite rimfire rifle. Legal residents of the 50 United States of America who are 21 years or older may enter the contest by submitting a photo and additional information regarding their customized 10/22® rifle. Ruger will review the submissions and narrow the entries to ten finalists. Ruger fans will then vote for their favorite design. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Official Contest Rules, the winning designer will receive a production version of their rifle, a trip to the Newport, NH plant to watch the production run, and $5,000 to be used toward the purchase of Ruger® products. The remaining nine finalists will each receive a standard catalog Ruger® firearm of their choice.
To enter the Contest, visit www.Ruger.com/1022Contest. Entrants must submit up to three photos of their customized 10/22®, provide an itemized list of parts used, and give a brief description of their design. Submissions will be accepted beginning October 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET through October 18 at 11:59 a.m. ET. On October 21, Ruger will announce the ten finalists on the contest website and visitors can vote for their favorite design through November 1.
This is a very nifty competition idea. I look forward to seeing the finalists.