Calling all crafty high schoolers!

The Grand Prize is $15,000

Attention Moms: Duck® brand is calling your crafty high schooler to show off their unique skills and style by entering the 24th Annual Duck® Brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest. The friendly competition challenges college-bound high school students across the U.S. and Canada to handcraft their dream prom dress or tux using Duck Tape® for a chance to win sizable college scholarships.

Last year’s winner was none other than L.A. native Karla Torres who was inspired by 18th-century French art that she saw at the Getty Museum.

“I was captivated by the amount of gold and extravagant paintings they had on display,” said Torres.

Beginning on March 27th, students are invited to participate in the most rewarding Stuck at Prom® contest, yet.

“We have presented more than a half-million dollars in scholarship money over the course of two decades,” said Kerry Haugh, Director of Product Marketing at Shurtape Technologies, LLC, the company that markets the Duck® brand. “This year, we’re awarding bigger and better prizes for these talented Duck Tape® designers to further foster creativity and encourage participants to be bold and embrace their individuality.”

Without further ado, here’s what’s new:

Grander Prizes: The Grand Prize has been bumped up from $10,000 to $15,000 for the most eye-catching Duck Tape® design in each category – dress and tux – making it the grandest prize in the history of the contest. Runner-Up Rewards: Runner-up rewards have increased from $500 to $1,000 for second, third and fourth place winners in each category. Plus, they’ll receive Duck® brand prize packs worth $100.

Cool New Categories: In addition to the above accolades, three of the top 10 finalists will receive a judges’ choice award and another $1,000. The honors include:

Runway Worthy for the trendiest or most fashion-forward design and dazzling statement accessories Most Inspiring for the dress or tux with the most impressive why or how shared through a video or essay Trust E’s Choice for the entry that is most favored by the judges, including the beloved face of Duck® brand, Trust E. Duck

Now through June 5, high school or home school students can submit their inspirational Duck Tape® prom attire and accessories at

On June 12th through June 19th, a panel of judges will select the Top 10 finalists—5 dresses and 5 tuxes—based on the following criteria: use of color, workmanship, originality, accessories and how Duck Tape® was used in the design. From June 26th through July 10th, the public can vote online to crown two Grand Prize winners, while the judges will determine the recipients of the special category awards. Winners will be announced around July 17th.

For more information about the 24th Annual Duck® Brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest and official rules, visit

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