Want to win $5000 for college? Are you crafty but don’t have a ton of cash? Duck Tape Stuck at Prom has offered scholarships for students for the past 13 years. So what do you have to do? Wear a stunning outfit to your high school prom comprised of duct tape. While we theatre types adore a DIY nature, we aren’t in love with the amount of cash it takes to create a winning ensemble.
So let us help you! Consider entering our first annual NSHS Stuck @ Prom Duck Tape Sponsorship Competition. The NSHS Theatre department and Leadership class has teamed up to offer 20 rolls of duct tape to help you reach your chance of a $5000 scholarship for college. Where are we getting all this tape? We will be hounding our colleagues to donate one roll of tape each—the more rolls we get, the more design teams we can sponsor.
While the Duck Tape Stuck at Prom Competition is open to any high school students, the NSHS Sponsorship Competition is only open to North Salinas high school students. So if you’re a student at NSHS, here’s what you will need to do to compete:
- Design an outfit to wear to prom
- Your design can be for a single person, or a couple
- Your design must include an accessory [purse, corsage, jewelry, etc.]
- The design needs to be clear enough so we can see what the dress/outfit will look like on YOUR body. [No stick figures…]
- You may use any medium to help your design come to life—computer, drawing, pen & ink, paint, etc.
- Make your design big enough to fit on an 8½ X 11” standard piece of printer paper
- Your design must be in color
- Include a swatch or picture of the types of duct tape designs you plan to use
- Submit your design to the theatre by February 28th
- A panel of judges comprised of NSHS faculty and students will select the winner
- If necessary, Rillingale will serve as a tie breaker
- Winners will be notified the following week
- If/when you are selected, you must
- Sign a commitment form to execute your design
- Follow the rules of the contest [official rules go up March 10th, 2014]
- Sign up on the website to compete [you must be at least 14 and get parental consent]
- Construct your prom outfit
- Most take between 200 – 300 hours to complete
- This labor of love is for all types of crafty and fashion-forward students
- Youtube has oodles of videos on how to construct your costumes and accessories
- Go to prom in your design
- Nope, we won’t buy your tickets
- You must be cleared to go to Prom—all the regular school rules apply
- Be photographed by the official photographer
- Don’t be a quitter
- If you are unable to complete your design, all unused duck tape rolls must be returned and used ones must be reimbursed. That means you pay us back for the ones you used…
What makes a winning entry?
What was your favorite contender from last year? 2013 winners from the Duck Tape Stuck at Prom competition are here. Provide a link to your winner and three reasons why it’s so super. Writing that “it’s pretty,” or “I love it” won’t cut it. Be specific–go for the detail.