Everyone’s favorite scholarship contest is back: Stuck at Prom
! While it never actually went anywhere, in-person high school proms have been on hiatus for the past two years thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the most part, proms are returning to normal this year, so you’ll be able to show off your Duck Tape prom dress or tuxedo in person. However, like most things, the pandemic has changed the logistics of this particular contest, but we think it’s for the better.
Read on to see how you can enter the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest in 2022.
How to Enter the Stuck at Prom Contest
To enter the Stuck at Prom contest, students must create their prom attire out of Duck Tape and then submit a photo of their final product. In the past, students had to wear their Duck tap dresses and tuxes to prom; however, the pandemic
has led to changes in what students must do in order to qualify.
Students no longer have to attend a prom event to qualify for the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. The requirement now is that you simply submit a photo, whether at an event or at home.
In addition to submitting a photo, each student must also send in an essay or video that details their creative process. Videos should only be between 3 – 5 minutes in length.
Entries will be accepted until June 8, 2022. Anyone ages 14 and up is permitted to apply, and that includes students who are homeschooled. Those who are 18 and under must also have parental or guardian permission to apply.
Voting and Winning the Stuck at Prom Scholarship
Once the submission period ends, a panel of judges will choose finalists from both of the Duck Tape prom dress and tuxedo categories
. Finalists will be evaluated on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories, and use of Duck Tape.
Once finalists are selected and notified, online voting for Best Duck Tape Prom Dress and Best Duck Tape Tuxedo will commence. To have the best chance of winning the Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest, finalists are encouraged to share their photos on social media, by word of mouth, and with local news outlets.
The finalists in each category with the most votes by July 13, 2022, will win $10,000
. All other finalists will receive a $500 scholarship.
Start your application now:
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
July 31, 2022
The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is open to high school students who make the best prom attire out of Duck® Brand Duct Tape! Attending prom is no longer necessary, but you must be enrolled in high school or home school association (at the high-school level) during the school year.
You can document your journey to prom perfection in a short video or written essay. Students may enter the Contest as an individual only. Each individual must create and wear prom attire consisting of either a complete dress or a complete tuxedo and accessories made using Duck brand duct tape and/or Duck brand crafting tape.
Other materials, in addition to Duck brand duct tape, may be used or incorporated into the design. You must also submit at least one high resolution photo showing you wearing your Duck Tape Prom Attire, and a written essay or video of under three minutes and no more than 500MB in size, documenting your journey.
Making the Most of Your Scholarship Search
The Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest is a huge award. Not only is it worth a significant amount of money, but it also boasts thousands of applicants each year. It’s a fun – and rewarding – scholarship opportunity.
However, it’s not the only scholarship out there. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort for the Stuck at Prom Contest, then you should consider quick and easy scholarships
too. These awards just take a few minutes to apply to.
There are also lesser-known scholarships out there that may require an essay or video entry. Again, these scholarships won’t take up too much of your time, even if there is a little more work involved.
Finally, remember to update your Fastweb profile
frequently. We add new scholarships weekly, and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity that you would have qualified for had your profile been updated.
You can utilize your Fastweb profile to find scholarships during high school as well as through college and graduate school. Essentially, as long as you’re a student, you should never stop searching!