AVON, Ohio, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The votes are in, and Duck® brand is excited to announce Noah Pleiman and Jenna Frantz of Versailles, Ohio, as the 2016 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest Grand Prize winners, and Michelle Simba of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest Singles Category winner! After receiving the most votes from the public, Noah and Jenna each earn $10,000 in scholarship dollars, and Michelle earns $1,000 in scholarship money for their amazing Duck Tape® prom attire.
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"To combat surging college tuition rates, scholarships are an essential solution for students and their families, and every little bit helps," said Ashley Luke, category manager at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck® brand. "We are thrilled to award all the winners who spent countless hours creating their amazing designs with more than $50,000 in scholarship money, and hope this prize money can help them continue to achieve their dreams."
Noah and Jenna spent 207 hours fashioning the perfect prom attire out of 39 rolls of Duck Tape®, and danced the night away in a color-coordinated lavender ensemble, inspired by Paris. Jenna's mermaid-style gown was covered in beautiful Duck Tape® flowers, and Noah's bold Duck Tape® tuxedo even incorporated Duck Glitter® crafting tape. Similarly, Michelle showed off her artistic side in a whimsical, fantasy-themed Duck Tape® dress that she spent 120 hours creating out of 11 rolls of Duck Tape®. For added flair she also incorporated Duck Tape® accessories, such as flower-shaped earnings, a ring and high heels to complete her look.
For the past 16 years, Duck® brand has challenged students in the United States and Canada to create the ultimate prom outfits from Duck Tape® for a chance to win scholarship dollars as part of the Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest, and in turn has awarded more than $350,000 to help offset rising college costs. This year, nearly 150 hopeful students submitted their looks to be judged by a panel on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and use of Duck Tape® for a chance at more than $50,000 in scholarship dollars. The Top 10 couples and top 5 singles entrants then entered a competitive online voting period where the public voted for the best design, and this year, Noah, Jenna and Michelle, all rocked the vote.
"This year's winning couple is yet another example of the limitless amount of creativity, originality and innovation we've seen from the thousands of high school students who have created Duck Tape® prom outfits over the past 16 years," said Luke.
Coming in Second Place in the competition are Alexis Meeker and Carson Wolff of Murrysville, Pennsylvania. This couple used 30 rolls of Duck Tape® over the span of 80 hours to create their geometric, abstract art-themed prom wear, earning them $5,000 each. Third Place winners Olga Sigmundson and David Shamis of Lafayette, California will receive $3,000 each in scholarship funds for their fairytale-inspired, floral attire, which took 200 hours and 52 rolls of Duck Tape® to create. The remaining seven runner-up couples will each receive $1,000.
Visit stuckatprom.com to see the entire 2016 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest gallery and learn more about the winning couples. For more information on Duck Tape® and to get inspired with craft ideas and instructions, visit www.duckbrand.com.
DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors such as gold, sage, fluorescent pink, green and orange, and designs such as Galaxy, Love Tie Dye and Puppy Potpourri.
Duck Tape®, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers a vast array of innovative, forward-thinking solutions that help everyone – from DIYers to crafters – bring their ideas to life. The brand sets trends, inspires creativity and leads the way in crafting, DIY projects and more, giving you the tools you need to create anything you can dream. Visit duckbrand.com for additional product information. And, 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), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) and watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).
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ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets DIY (Do It Yourself), EIY (Express It Yourself) and Home & Office consumer products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, T-REX® Tape, Painter's Mate Green® 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 shurtech.com for more information.
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