Duct tape prom dress could win Kansas teen $5,000Jun-25-2012
Brooke Wallace knew her dress for this year's spring prom would be water-resistant.
That's because it was made entirely of duct tape.
Earlier this year, the Solomon High School senior spent more than 200 hours designing a western-style prom dress for herself and a suit for her date, Mark Aylward, out of 42 rolls of duct tape.
It wasn't a stunt to attract attention at their April 14 prom, said Brooke, 17. It could mean major scholarship money.
"We could get $5,000 each, and our school would get another $5,000," she said.
The scholarship money is being awarded through a national contest called "Stuck at Prom 2012," sponsored by the Duck Brand duct tape company. Through their website, duck brand.com, the company challenged high school students to create and accessorize their 2012 prom outfits entirely out of duct tape.
Each couple was required to wear the duct tape outfits to their spring prom, take a photo or photos and upload the photos onto the website. The top 10 finishers would be selected by the company, based on workmanship, originality, use of color and duct tape, and use of accessories.
By an online public vote through July 11, a top winner will be selected, as well as second- and third-place finishers and their schools, who will receive $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. The remaining couples and their schools will receive $500 each.
Winners will be announced on or around July 12.
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