WAUWATOSA, WI -- Bostik, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, has announced an industry-first -- a "Selfie Sweepstakes." People from all 50 states and most parts of Canada are asked to take a photo of themselves in front of an actual project with its finished surfacing installed using Bostik materials. This North American drawing will be open from now through September 23, 2014. Specifics on exactly how to enter, along with official rules and an online entry form, can be accessed by clicking on this link:http://bit.ly/BostikSweeps.

Chris Eichman, Bostik's Marketing Communications Manager of the Consumer & Construction Business Unit, said, "Selfies have become a new worldwide craze, and we're willing to give away up to $700 worth of free quantities of our Dimension™ RapidCure™ grout and Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ to various individuals whose selfies have been selected.

"By this time, most people know what a selfie is, but just to clarify, the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, states that a  'selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone," Eichman went on to say. "'Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and Twitter. They are usually flattering and made to appear casual. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer.'"

Ultra-Set® SingleStep2™ combines high strength adhesive, industry-leading moisture barrier, and sound abatement underlayment technologies all in one dynamic, space-age formulation. Additionally, it contains Bostik's patent-pending Thickness Control™ Spacer Technology, a proprietary feature ensuring the ideal membrane thickness between the substrate and hardwood flooring is maintained.

Dimension™ RapidCure™ Glass-Filled, Pre-Mixed, Urethane Grout is a patented, reflective, water-based material containing micro-glass beads and a translucent binder that both reflect light and allow it to pass through. This adds an illuminating sparkle, creating one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional effects within glass tile installations.

"Not only does Bostik have great products; they function as tools our customers use to create outstanding projects," said Eichman. "Because they invest so much time honing their craft, we always feel obliged to give their final work well-deserved recognition. Frankly, we think it will be a lot of fun visually promoting these projects via today's state-of-the-art technology. Once Bostik Selfie Sweepstakes' winners are named, we will post their respective selfies via various creative methods using both traditional and today's electronic media. Please stay tuned."