Top Teen Designers Compete to Be ‘Crowned’ Winners of 18th Annual Duck® Brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest
AVON, Ohio, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Unbridled creative minds + hundreds of rolls of Duck Tape® + Your Votes = One amazing competition. The top ten finalists of the 18th Annual Duck® brand Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest have been chosen, and it’s now up to you to determine the winners! For the first time ever, Grand Prize-seeking students entered their Duck Tape® prom fashions individually (rather than as couples), allowing voters to crown the most dazzling dress design as well as the tip-top tux. Who will take home the combined $20,000 in prizes? You decide!
Starting at noon EDT today, June 14, the general public (that’s you!) can visit StuckAtProm.com to view the 2018 Stuck at Prom® finalist gallery to vote for their favorites! Polls are open until midnight EDT on June 25. Check back on July 9 (or follow Duck® brand on social media – @theduckbrand) to see who will be crowned as the 2018 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest winners.
“For many, prom is not about landing the perfect date. It’s about spending one more night with your closest friends before graduating and officially ‘adulting.’ It’s about dancing to your favorite songs, laughing over inside jokes and reminiscing about what will eventually be known as ‘the good old days’,” said Ashley Luke, category manager, at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck® brand. “To celebrate everyone’s unique prom-going experience — whether you’re attending prom by yourself, with a date, a friend or a group — we chose to focus this year’s contest on the individual, rather than the couple.”
The Top 5 individuals in the Dress Category (in no particular order):
- Emily Kaman (Kennesaw, GA)
- Esperanza Semchuk (Clifton, VA)
- Anne Pacheco Timmerman (San Diego, CA)
- Baylee DeVos (Caledonia, MI)
- Jordan Amel Douthit (Wake Forest, NC)
The Top 5 individuals in the Tux Category (in no particular order):
- Charlie Hyman (Simpsonville, SC)
- Ryan Slanina (Clifton, VA)
- Blake Johnson (Wyoming, MI)
- Brenten Bartels (Sioux Falls, SD)
- Nicholas Matawa (Brick, NJ)
Contest judges responsible for selecting the five finalists in each Category reviewed all submissions based equally on creativity, workmanship, originality, use of color and design, and the accessories that were created using Duck Tape®. The Grand Prize Dress winner and the Grand Prize Tux winner, selected by public vote, will each receive a scholarship prize of $10,000, totaling $20,000. The remaining eight runners up will receive a $100 Duck Tape® prize pack.
For additional details on Stuck at Prom®, visit StuckAtProm.com.
DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a wide variety of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware, home center, craft, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors such as gold, electric blue, fluorescent pink, green and terracotta, and designs such as Galaxy, Love Tie Dye and Metallic Gold Stars.
Duck Tape®, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers a vast array of innovative, forward-thinking solutions that help everyone – from makers and creators to do-it-yourselfers and professionals – to bring their ideas to life. The brand sets trends, inspires creativity and leads the way in do-it-yourself or jobsite projects, making and crafting, and more, providing the tools you need to make or repair anything you can imagine. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information as well as DuckTapeMaker.com for a source of everyday inspiration, imagination and creativity. Keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5 million fans on Facebook® (Facebook.com/DuckTape), following us on Twitter® (@TheDuckBrand) and Instagram (@TheDuckBrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (Pinterest.com/TheDuckBrand) and watching us on YouTube® (YouTube.com/TheDuckBrand).
SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets DIY (Do It Yourself), Professional and Home & Office consumer products under the Duck®, T-Rex®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate® 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 ShurtapeTech.com for more information.
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