Core77’s having a Cardboard Christmas contest:

In the spirit of surviving the festivus season on a budget this year, we’re calling on the Core77 Design Community to create the most inspiring, unexpected and fun cardboard ornaments and accessories for the home.

Whether your entry is high-end or kitsch, functional or decorative, the only constraint is that it’s made entirely from cardboard and can be replicated using home tools.

The Challenge
Your idea can be anything — a simple hanging ornament, life-size animals, thematic tableware, modular tree systems — even a ceremonial yurt. All construction techniques are welcome from an origami, pop-up, no-fasteners approach to objects that use rivets, glue guns and tape. You’re free to use new or old cardboard, and entries that incorporate clever folding, joining and are resourceful in their material use will be favored.

Deadline: December 15th, 2010
The Community Challenge platform is collaborative, we encourage you to share your ideas early, comment on the work of others and help evolve everyone’s designs right up until the deadline. Bonus points for people who share their instructions!

Prizes
The top five entries will be selected entirely by the community and each winner will receive a $100 Hand-Eye Supply gift certificate.