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Duct tape prom dress: High school student in running for $10,000 scholarship

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Avalon Plaisted, a Coronado High School student is in the running for a $10,000 scholarship for making her prom dress from duct tape.

She's one of several contestants who joined, Stuck at Prom, a challenge where students create and wear their own prom outfits made entirely from Duck Tape for the chance to win scholarship cash.

Plaisted said, "After a brief web search, we found the “Stuck at Prom Duck Brant Scholarship Contest.” I haven’t had fingerprints since." She added, "After all the cancellations, postponements, fear, the loneliness that came about because of COVID, I wanted to celebrate at the first open event in the school year. I was so happy to have fun with my friends. I wanted a dress to celebrate a return to life."

Plaisted used 30 rolls of tape and spent 120 hours on her creation.

Community voting runs from June 30th to July 14th. The winner will be announced on July 21st. A panel of judges determines the finalists based on:

  • Workmanship (20%)
  • Originality (20%)
  • Use of colors (20%)
  • Accessories (20%)
  • Use of Duck® Brand Duck Tape (20%)

Plaisted has successfully made it through this first round, and she'll soon be entered into the community voting phase starting June 30th. When that begins, you can vote for Avalon's prom dress here.

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Kerjan Bianca

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