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General Contest Info

We wanted to make it easier for prom goers to enter and win. So we created separate categories for dresses, so your date doesn’t necessarily have to be decked out in Duck Tape finery. Because let’s face it, coordinating corsages is stressful enough

Also new this year – you can submit a written essay or video when you enter the contest.

Nope! There are two options for entering the Stuck At Prom contest:

1. You can create a written essay that details your outfit as requested on the entry form, or

2. You can create a video that showcases your outfit per the details in the entry form.

Whichever option you choose needs to be submitted when you enter the contest.

Of course you can! But if you and your date will both be wearing Duck Tape fashions, you’ll have to enter the contest separately, in either the “dress” or “tux” categories.

Because each state has its own laws governing sweepstakes, it’s difficult for us to offer promotions that can be entered by everyone throughout the US and Canada. Unfortunately, Duck Brand has no control over those restrictions. Some common restrictions include CA, TN & UT for alcohol related sweepstakes; MA, MI and VA do not allow tobacco-related sweeps; FL, NY and RI have more restrictive laws governing prizes of high value and so are often excluded; while Quebec has particularly stringent laws about sweepstakes. Although not legally restrictive, AK & HI are often omitted due to higher shipping costs for distributing prizes

It’s the coolest scholarship contest around, that’s what. Students are challenged to create their own prom outfits made entirely from Duck Tape®, then wear those outfits to the prom for the chance to win scholarship cash!

The 2020 contest timeline is as follows:

Contest Begins – 12:00:00 PM EDT on April 1, 2020

Contest Ends – 11:59:59 PM EDT on July 21, 2020

Entry Period – 12:00:00 PM EDT on April 1, 2020 – 11:59:59 PM EDT on June 8, 2020

Judging Period – June 9, 2020 – June 19, 2020

Community Voting – 12:00:00 PM EDT on June 29, 2020 – 11:59:59 PM EDT on July 10, 2020

Winners Announced – On or about July 21, 2020

  • One (1) First Place Prize – Dress Category: $10,000 will be awarded to the winning Finalist in the Dress Category.
  • One (1) First Place Prize – Tux Category: $10,000 will be awarded to the winning Finalist in the Tux Category.
  • Eight (8) Runners Up Prizes: $500 Cash Scholarship and Duck® Brand Prize Packs (ARV $100 each) will be awarded to the remaining Finalists in each of the Dress and Tux Categories.

Hey, that’s like asking us to rent your tux or send you a free prom dress! Sorry, but it’s up to individuals and schools to supply their own Duck Tape® to make their prom wear creations.

Entry Requirements

We’d love to tell you “everyone is welcomed to enter!” But, you gotta play by the rules. So to enter the contest you must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age.
  • Attend a high school, home school association, or other school-sanctioned prom during the 2020 calendar year.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Maryland, Vermont and Colorado) or a legal resident of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec).
  • Not have been a finalist in any previous Stuck at Prom contests.

Good news! Entering isn’t just fun – it’s easy! Here’s how you do it: Head to the entry form. Then, submit at least one high resolution photo of you decked out in your Duck Tape® prom outfit plus all the required entry info during the contest entry period. If you’re under 18 yrs. old, don’t forget to get your parent’s permission. After you submit, a confirmation email will be sent right to your inbox.

Don’t worry, it’s probably a minor issue. Try this:
• Try an using a different Internet browser to post your entry.
• Restart your device and try submitting your entry again.
• Double check that your Internet connection is working.

Still having trouble? Contact Duck brand® and we’ll help! Call us at 1-800-321-0253 between 9 am and 4 pm eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Definitely! But if you do, be sure to include a photography release form signed by the photographer with your submission.

You’re free to create your Duck Tape® prom wear whenever you like. But you can only enter your creation during the official contest reentry period.

Copyrights are tricky – and stricter than you think. If your Duck Tape® prom outfit uses existing work from someone else, it could be a copyright infringement. That means it could be disqualified from entry. So it’s best to avoid outfits that include:

• Characters from movies, books, or video games.
• Sports teams and sports personalities
• Brand and other logos
• Album covers and lyrics from bands or musicians
• Pieces of art
• The list goes on and on.

We really want to see the cool outfits that come from your imagination! So dream up your own design! If you use any of the above - or any other copyright-protected material - you will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of our Stuck at Prom® and legal teams. For more information on copyright infringement, check out our Official Rules.

Of course! How can you be “Stuck at Prom” without wearing your outfit at the prom? You’ll need to submit at least one photo of you decked out in your Duck Tape® prom attire either before, during or even after the prom.

Absolutely! As long as you attend prom sanctioned by a high school or home school association during the 2020 calendar year, you’re eligible to enter! See the Official Rules for more information.

You need to attend a high school, home school, or other school-sanctioned prom held during the 2020 calendar year. See the Official Rules for more information.

Sorry! We’ll only accept one (1) submission per category.

It depends! If you’ve entered in the past but didn’t win, good news! You can enter the contest again, but make sure it’s a brand new creation. You cannot reenter the same promwear twice. If you’ve entered in the past but did win a prize, unfortunately you cannot enter the contest again.

Sorry, but once an entry is submitted, it’s final. You can’t change or update your contest entry or any pics you’ve submitted.

You’ll get an email to let you know that your entry is accepted – or if it’s rejected. So once you submit your entry, watch your inbox for info!

Not so fast! The submission information for all entries must be approved and verified before we can post photos in our gallery. This stuff takes time.

Here’s how it works: Duck® brand selects a panel of judges, and those judges will determine the finalists based on:

  • Workmanship (20%)
  • Originality (20%)
  • Use of colors (20%)
  • Accessories (20%)
  • Use of Duck® Brand Duck Tape (20%)

For the official list of judging criteria, see the Official Rules.

We’ll give you the awesome news by contacting you at the phone and email address you provided in your contest entry.

  • Your pic will be posted in our spectacular Gallery, where it will compete against other entries in the online community voting phase. After that:
  • The Finalist receiving the greatest number of valid votes in the Dress Category will be selected as the winner of the Dress Category and awarded the First Place Prize for the Dress Category.
  • The Finalist receiving the greatest number of valid votes in the Tux Category will be selected as the winner of the Tux Category and awarded the First Place Prize in the Tux Category.
  • The remaining Finalists will each be awarded a Runner’s Up Prize.
  • Tell everyone you know. No, really … everyone. Friends, family, people from school, people you pass on the street, teachers, the mailman – EVERYONE. Get them to vote – and spread the word themselves!
  • Get to the Internet! Share your entry online – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, your blog … whatever it takes to reach as many people as possible!
  • Tell the media! Your local newspaper or TV news station! That can really spread the word and get you votes. Fill out our media contact form to get local media in touch with Duck Tape public relation’s partner!

We’ll spread the good news on the StuckAtProm.com site, via email, and via social media on the Duck Tape® Facebook page and Duck Tape® Instagram – we’ll even release the news to the local and national media!

If you win, you’ll be the first to know! We’ll contact you at the phone and email address you provided in your entry before we make a public announcement about the winner!