Published: June 16, 2015

AVON, Ohio (June 15, 2015) – The competition is fierce this year – but we’re not talking about college entrance… it’s the 2015 Duck® brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest! The Top 10 finalist couples have been chosen, but the fate of the winning Duck Tape® prom attire now rests in the hands of the public. Which original Duck Tape prom outfits will take home winning titles and share more than $50,000 in highly coveted scholarship prizes?

Students from across the United States and Canada have been working tirelessly fashioning Duck Tape into unique and stylish prom masterpieces with the hope of winning the Grand Prize—a $10,000 college scholarship for each member of the winning couple. To narrow it down to the Top 10 finalist couples, a team of judges carefully reviewed and evaluated each outfits’ workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Tape.

“I was amazed by the intricacy and detail put into the students’ Duck Tape prom outfits,” said Erica Domesek, contest judge and founder of lifestyle brand P.S – I made this. “And it’s really something special when artistic talent is rewarded in such a significant way. Duck® brand truly understands the importance of creativity, as well as higher education, and the more than $50,000 in scholarship prizes demonstrates that commitment.”   

The Top 10 Couples are:

  • Couple 1: Rebecca Phoenix, 18, and Emily Bellaver, 17, of Ferndale, Michigan

  • Couple 2: Ellie Chao, 18, and Jonathan Aldinger, 18, of Lexington, South Carolina

  • Couple 3: Bailey Pellicano, 17, of Ranson, West Virginia, and Timothy Butcher, 15, of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

  • Couple 4: Andrea Gonzalez-Del-Valle, 18, and Austin Konkle, 18, of Columbia, South Carolina

  • Couple 5: Lindsey Tam, 17, and Corey Hu, 16, of San Diego, California

  • Couple 6: Bekah Mecham, 17, and Wyatt Burns, 17, of American Fork, Utah

  • Couple 7: Mia Rickenbach, 18, of Chantilly, Virginia, and Chandler Derbyshire, 18, of Herndon, Virginia

  • Couple 8: Ella Coleman, 16, and Jarron Jones, 17, of Lithonia, Georgia

  • Couple 9: Rosalyn Bataille, 17, and Sean Proia, 18, of Peoria, Arizona

  • Couple 10: Margot Shumaker, 18, and Jordan Hunter, 18, of Princeton, New Jersey

The Grand Prize winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, the second place students will each receive $5,000, third place winners will each receive $3,000, and the school that hosted each couple’s prom will also receive a cash donation. The remaining seven couples in the Top 10 will each receive $500 scholarships, as well as $500 for the school that hosted their prom.

Now that the judges have spoken, it’s the public’s turn to weigh in. Visit now to vote for your favorite outfits, and to see the vast creativity of the entire 2015 Stuck at Prom gallery! And, don’t forget to come back on July 15 to see who will be voted the 2015 Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest winners.



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