From a tux inspired by the King of Hearts to a dress inspired by its designer’s love of honey bees, this year’s class of Duck® brand Stuck at Prom® scholarship contestants is dressed to impress. It may not be obvious at first glance, but the designs become even more impressive when you learn they are made out of Duck Tape!
Each year, the annual Duck Tape Stuck at Prom scholarship contest entices creative young minds across the U.S. and Canada with the hopes of taking home bragging rights and a combined $20,000 in grand prize money.
After imagining and crafting unique, personal and perfect-for-them prom attire, this year’s Top 10 entries have been selected. Now it’s time for you to help decide who will win.
Following careful review of each submission based on creativity, workmanship, originality, use of color and design, and accessories created with Duck Tape, contest judges selected five finalists in two categories – Dress and Tux. The Grand Prize Dress Winner and the Grand Prize Tux Winner will each receive a scholarship prize of $10,000. The remaining eight runners up will each receive a $500 scholarship and $100 Duck Tape prize pack.
“Prom memories last a lifetime – it’s one more night of laughing, dancing and enjoying friends and classmates before they all go their separate ways,” said Ashley Luke, category manager, at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck brand. “Prom is also a time to celebrate personal style and expression, and we’ve seen so much of that in these entries. We are blown away, and inspired, by this year’s submissions. We can’t wait to see who wins!”
The Top 5 individuals in the Dress Category are (in no particular order):
- Brianna Bello (Winterville, NC)
- Christina Mellott (Chantilly, VA)
- Christina Truong (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Maya Ramirez (Maumee, OH)
- Nina De La Torre (San Antonio, TX)
The Top 5 individuals in the Tux Category are (in no particular order):
- Cameron Castles (Henderson, TX)
- Donald Stoltz (Eastanollee, GA)
- Irving Avalos (Carbondale, IL)
- Izak Shelley (Wasilla, AK)
- Nicholas Rodriguez (Fresno, CA)
Through June 28, you can help decide who should be crowned this year’s Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest winners. You can view the 2019 Stuck at Prom finalist gallery and cast your vote here. The winners will be announced on July 9.