Published: October 16, 2012

AVON, Ohio (October 2012) – Traditional prom wear is so last season. Be totally on-trend and showcase your serious design skills by creating an original prom night look that will really “stick” with you. Using the Duck Tape® palette – more than 150 colors and prints – along with some creativity, you can transform the dance floor into your very own high-glam fashion show – and have a chance to earn a $5,000 scholarship for college – when you participate in the Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom®Scholarship Contest.

Now in its 13th year, the Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest invites high school students from the United States and Canada to use Duck Tape® to create outstanding, one-of-a-kind formalwear for prom. Giving students a chance to put their creativity and fashion sense to use, this unique scholarship contest celebrates imagination and personal expression. Whether you love boho chic or old Hollywood glam, students can use Duck Tape® to show off their own unique sense of style.

The 2013 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest starts March 11, 2013, and ends July 8, 2013, with winners announced on or about July 11, 2013, following a period of online voting. A panel of judges will choose 10 finalist couples based on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Tape®. These couples will be narrowed down to first, second and third place winners during a period of public online voting on, which will open on June 13, 2013, and end on July 8, 2013.

For the Grand Prize, a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to each of the students, as well as the school that hosted the prom they attend. The second place award is $3,000 for each of the students and for the school that hosted the prom, and both the students in third place and the school that hosted the prom will receive $2,000. The remaining seven couples in the judge-selected Top 10 will each receive a $500 scholarship, as well as $500 for the school that hosted the prom.

Additionally, a new “Singles Category” will award $500 to the student and his or her school for those rocking solo Duck Tape® outfits at prom. Six additional participants selected from all entries will receive “Honorable Mentions” and a Duck Tape® prize pack for best purse, corsage, shoes, tie, jewelry and prop.

"The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship money since the contest started in 2001, and we're very proud that we've been able to assist so many students with college costs as well as celebrate the creativity and individuality that goes into these outfits," said Scott Sommers, director of marketing, DIY Tapes, for ShurTech Brands, LLC, the marketers of Duck® brand duct tape. “We're looking forward to seeing how this year's entrants incorporate our trendy Duck Tape®colors and prints to create one-of-a-kind prom fashions. We’ve been so impressed by the past 12 years of entries and we can’t wait to see the Duck Tape® prom looks that students rock this year."

All entrants are required to submit at least one photo showing them wearing their Duck Tape® prom formalwear and complete all required registration information at after March 11, 2013.

To view entries from past participants or for additional contest details, visit


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