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General Contest Info


The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest challenges students to create prom outfits using Duck Tape® and wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash.
The 2016 contest timeline is as follows:

• Entry Period Begins: Mon, April 4th
• Entry Period Ends: Tues, May 31st
• Top 10 Announced: Wed, June 15th
• Voting Begins: Wed, June 15th
• Voting Ends: Wed, July 6th
• Winners Announced: Wed, July 13th
• First Place: $10,000
• Second Place: $5,000
• Third Place: $3,000
• Runners-Up: $1,000
• Singles Winners: $1,000
No, every contestant is responsible for supplying the Duck Tape® brand duct tape needed to create their outfits. This applies to both individuals and schools.

Entry Requirements


Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older. You must also attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom in the 2016 calendar year.
Submit at least one photo of you and your date (or just yourself if you’re entering for the Singles Category), wearing your Duck Tape® prom attire, along with all required entry information, at StuckatProm.com during the contest entry period.
Yes, but a photography release form signed by the photographer must accompany the submission.
You can begin creating your outfits anytime, but you can only enter during the contest period.
If you are using the existing work of someone else in your outfit, then you are infringing on his or her rights under copyright law. This includes characters from movies, books and video games; sports, brand and other logos; album covers and lyrics from bands or musicians; pieces of art and more. We want to see unique, colorful and original designs created by you. If you use any of the above - or any other copyright-protected material - you and your date will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of our Stuck at Prom® and legal teams. View more information in the Official Rules.
Yes. We require at least one photo of you and your prom date (or just you if you’re entering for the Singles Category) in Duck Tape® brand duct tape prom attire, but the location in the photo can vary (before, during or after prom).
Yes. The Official Rules state that you must attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom held in 2016 to be eligible.
High school enrollment does not matter for either entrant, as long as you both attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom held in 2016.
No, only one submission per couple or Singles Category entrant will be accepted.
No. Once you've entered the contest, we cannot accept any further changes or updates to your contest entry or submitted materials.
You'll receive an email notification alerting you that your entry has been approved. If your entry was rejected for any reason, you will receive an email notification letting you know.
No, we approve all entries and verify submission information prior to posting them live in the gallery.
A panel of judges selected by Duck® brand will choose 10 finalist couples based on the following:

• Workmanship (20%)
• Originality (20%)
• Use of Color (20%)
• Accessories (20%)
• Use of Duct Tape (20%)

View the official judging criteria in the Official Rules.
Public voting will open on June 15 – July 6 on all entries that are NOT selected for the Top 10. Those entries will fall into one of six categories, and users can vote up to once per day for each:

• Best Single Entry
• Best Detail Work
• Best Theme
• Best Prop/Setting
• Most Outrageous
• Best Use of Color
At the end of the voting period, the entry with the most votes will win in that category.
You will be notified via the contact information you provided (phone number and email address) in your entry submission.
Your entry will be posted in the Top 10 gallery and will enter an online public voting phase. At the end of the voting period, the couple with the most votes will be declared the first place winners. Second and third place couples will also be determined, based on second and third highest totals of valid, online votes. The remaining Top 10 entries will be declared Runner-Up winners.
You are challenged to earn votes during the voting period by promoting yourselves. The possibilities are endless - just be creative! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

• Get the word out! Start with your family, friends, schoolmates, co-workers, etc. Have them to spread your message across their connections as well!
• Share your entry on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit or your personal blog. It's easy to share and you have the potential to reach a wide audience.
• Talk to your local media. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact, or refer media to, our public relations partner by filling out our media contact form.
• Try grassroots methods - post a sign in your front yard, paint your car windows, or post flyers on local bulletin boards.
Winners will be announced on StuckatProm.com, via email, the Duck Tape® Facebook and Twitter pages and a news release to local and national media.
You will be contacted prior to our public announcement via the contact information you provided (phone number and email address) in your entry submission.
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