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Scholarship awards fashion designers working with duct tape

on Wednesday,January 06,2010 22:01

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Fashion designers can be an esoteric lot - always on the lookout for the latest trends and the newest materials. In an effort to encourage the creativity of fashion designers in these tough economic times, Duck Brand Duct tape is once again sponsoring it''s Stuck At Prom Design competition, a scholarship fund that rewards the most remarkable and creative prom attire constructed entirely from duct tape.

Over the past 10 years the contest has attracted thousands of entrants from across the country with designs ranging from chic runway couture worthy of Fashion Week to outlandish, cartoony creations rarely seen outside of a sci-fi convention.

First place winners receive a $3,000 scholarship good for tuition assistance, books or cost of living expenses. Those finishing second receive $2,000, third $1,000 and runners up receiving $500.

Costumes are judged on a wealth of criteria ranging from workmanship, originality and use of color to accessory creation and amount of duct tape actually used.

After initial judging, the top 10 contestants are placed on the company''s website, and the public decides the ultimate victor.
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