Roto-Rooter is calling on do-it-yourselfers to share their most catastrophic home plumbing disaster for the Do-It-Yourself Disaster Contest, a nationwide search for the most unfortunate and humorous DIY plumbing mishap.

The contest runs from May 1, 2002 to Aug. 1, 2002. Participants msut submit a 150-word essay (and photo if possible) describing their DIY disaster. Entries will be judged based on the difficulty of the situation, creativity used in the solution and the magnitude of the problem.

The grand prize is pit passes and pit crew membership of Roto-Rooter’s sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Series truck during the race at the Phoenix International Speedway on Nov. 8, 2002.