Izzy Bristow, 18, Golden, Colorado, and John Dyer, 18, Evergreen, Colorado, were named the winners of the 2009 Duck Tape brand duct tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, and each received a $3,000 scholarship.
Ten years ago, Duck Tape brand duct tape launched the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, which challenges high school students from the United States and Canada to create and accessorize prom outfits that are unique, beautiful and made out of duct tape. It is a prime opportunity for high school students to make a lasting impression at their proms and possibly earn some much-needed scholarship money for college. Since its inception in 2001, more than 5,500 students have participated in the contest and more than $80,000 has been awarded in scholarship money.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Stuck at Prom Contest, the top 10 couples chosen will each receive scholarship money: first place will receive $3,000 each and $3,000 for the school that hosted their prom, second place will receive $2,000 each and $2,000 for their school, third place will receive $1,000 each and $1,000 for their school, and the remaining seven finalist couples will receive $500 each and $500 for their school.
The 10 finalist couples will be chosen from all contest entries by a panel of judges based on workmanship, originality, use of color, accessories and quantity of duct tape used to create their prom attire. These couples will then compete during a period of online public voting to earn the top scholarship prize. However, staying in the race could prove a bit tricky...In a new voting format, the top 10 couples will be voted off based on lowest number of overall online votes.
The contest starts on March 1, 2010. Participants are required to submit completed forms and a photo of themselves wearing their duct tape prom formal wear by June 7, 2010. During each week of the online voting period, which runs from June 18 - July 26, two top 10 finalist couples be eliminated from the competition based on the lowest number of total valid, online votes. The eliminations will occur on each Wednesday of the voting period, beginning on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. The winning couples will be announced on or about July 28, 2010.Duck brand duct tape page with official contest rules, important contest dates and a registration form