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Photo of the Day: 2009 Duck Tape prom outfit winners

July 9, 2009 | 10:40 am

Duct-tape-prom-winners Let me see ya shake your tail feather: Izzy Bristow and John Dyer, both 18 and from Colorado, have won the ninth annual Duck Tape brand duct tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest. They strutted their peacock-themed prom ensembles -- made from duct tape, copper leafing and baling wire -- past more than 215 other couples to each win a $3,000 scholarship. Lakewood High School also gets to boast some peacock pride, as it gets $3,000 for hosting the prom for which these outfits were made.

After entries were submitted, a panel of judges chose 10 finalists based on factors such as workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and, naturally, the quantity of duct tape used. More than 46,000 votes were cast during a two-week online voting period.

Brother and sister Zane and Maris Blanchard of Bixby, Okla., came in second; each received a $2,000 scholarship and $2,000 for their high school, Bixby High School. In third place, Houston's Jordan Fauser and Matthew Caughman each won a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their high school, Jersey Village High School.

To view all the entries in the 2009 Duck Tape brand duct tape Stuck at Prom Contest, visit

-- Whitney Friedlander


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