AVON, OH--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - The piles of homework and the stress of final exams will soon be forgotten, but memories of events like prom and graduation are sure to last. This year, show your design skills -- and make memories that are sure to "stick" around -- by entering the Duck® brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest, which starts today. Now in its 14th year, this contest is offering more than $50,000 in scholarship dollars to high school students in the United States and Canada.
Students are challenged to create their formalwear out of Duck Tape® for a chance to win. The top prize is a $10,000 scholarship for college for each member of the first place couple. And, as Duck Tape® is available in a vibrant assortment of colors, designs and licenses, high schoolers have everything they need to craft their prom fashions, from bright animal prints to glam geometrics. Plus, new innovative formats like Duck Tape® Sheets and Ducklings™ mini rolls make it easy to enhance designs with intricate detail.
"Since 2001, Duck® brand has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarship money to students and schools, and provided plenty of 'promspiration' for teen fashionistas. The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest is our way of rewarding ingenuity in students, encouraging them to bring their imagination to life and providing the scholarship assistance they need -- while helping them create a prom experience they'll never forget," said Ami DeWille, senior category manager of Duck Tape® at ShurTech Brands, LLC. "This year, we're upping the ante by increasing the top three prize amounts. In total, more than $50,000 in scholarships is up for grabs."
The Stuck at Prom® entry period starts March 10, 2014, and ends May 23, 2014. A panel of judges will then choose 10 finalist couples based on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Tape®. Those couples will be narrowed down to Grand Prize, Second and Third place winners during a public online voting period on StuckAtProm.com, which will open on June 10, 2014, and end on July 8, 2014, with winners announced on or about July 16, 2014.
The Grand Prize winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship; $5,000 will be awarded to the school that hosted the prom they attended. The second place award is $5,000 for each of the students and $3,000 for the school that hosted the prom, and both the students in third place will receive $3,000, with $2,000 going to the school that hosted the prom. 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. The "Singles Category" winner also will receive $500, and winners in the six "Honorable Mention" categories will receive a Duck Tape® prize pack.
"Prom is your time to shine, dazzle and wow," said Michelle Lesniak, top fashion designer, winner of "Project Runway" Season 11, devoted Duck Tape® enthusiast and member of the 2014 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest panel of judges. "No need to follow trends -- start your own. Whether you love western rockabilly or the flapper dresses of the Roaring Twenties, the most important prom tip is to be yourself. Entering Stuck at Prom® is the perfect way to create a prom look that's uniquely you."
For additional contest details, entry requirements and more of Lesniak's prom tips, visit StuckAtProm.com.
DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Gummy Bears, Cheetah Kisses and Galaxy.
Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5.7 million fans on Facebook® (facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).
SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.
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