Stuck at Prom Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $15,000
Awards Available: 10
Award Deadline: Jun 5, 2024

Students are challenged to create and wear their own prom outfits made entirely from Duck Tape for the chance to win scholarship cash!

What are the newest Contest changes for 2024?

After more than two decades, Duck Brand has made some exciting changes to the 2024 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest. From new judging categories to bigger scholarships, there are more ways to win!

Eligibility 

The Contest is open to any participant who meets the following requirements (an “Eligible Participant”): (i) is a legal resident of (and is physically located or resides in) the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories and possessions (excluding, Maryland, Colorado, Vermont, Nebraska and North Dakota), or is a legal resident of (and is physically located or resides in) Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec); (ii) is 14 years of age or older; and (iii) is enrolled in a high school or home school association at the high-school level during the 2023-2024 school year. 

Anyone who was designated as a Finalist in a previous Duck® Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest is not eligible to participate in this Contest. Void where prohibited. The following persons are ineligible to enter: Employees, directors and officers (and their immediate families including spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members (whether related or not), of Sponsor, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the design, execution, production, development, and promotion of this Contest.

How to Enter

Eligible Participants may enter the Contest as one (1) single individual only ("Entrant"). Each Entrant must create and wear: prom attire consisting of either a complete dress (the "Dress Category") or a complete tuxedo including a jacket, shirt, and pants (the "Tux Category") and accessories made using Duck® brand duct tape and/or Duck® brand crafting tape ("Duck Tape® Prom Attire"). Other materials, in addition to Duck® brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design of the Entry. 

Entrants must submit at least one (1) photo showing the Entrant wearing Duck Tape® Prom Attire; the location of the photograph is at the discretion of the Entrant. The Duck Tape® Prom Attire: (i) must be an original creation, (ii) may not have previously won any award or Contest, or (iii) may not copy, incorporate or be based on the work of a third party unless permission is collected, as detailed below. Any Entry as such is subject to disqualification at the discretion of Sponsor. Assistance from family and/or friends is permitted in creating the Prom attire; however, paid professionals cannot participate in any way.

Judging

During the Judging Period, all eligible Contest Entries in the Dress Category and Tux Category, respectively, will be judged by a panel of expert judges (the “Judges”) based on the following criteria:

Workmanship - 20%

Workmanship is judged based on the quality, neatness and attention to detail given in creating the outfits and accessories.

Originality - 20%

Originality is judged based on the uniqueness, inventiveness, creativity and original thought of the outfits and accessories.

Use of Colors - 20%

Use of Colors is judged based on the combination, integration and harmony of colors used to create the outfits and accessories.

Accessories - 20%

Accessories are judged based on the creativity and use in accentuating and completing the outfits.

Use of Duck Brand Duct Tape - 20%

Use of Duck Tape is judged based on the specific tapes and other materials used to construct the pieces of the outfits and accessories.

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