Fashionable duct tape
Duck brand duct tape is hosting its annual Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest, challenging high schoolers to create and accessorize their prom wear with multi-purpose duct tape.
Your investment in a few rolls of duct tape may win the top prize of a $6,000 ($3,000 for both members of the winning couple) cash scholarship, plus $3,000 for the high school hosting the winning couple's prom.
Winners will be judged on workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and quantity of duct tape used.
Second-place winners receive $2,000 each, with the host high school receiving $2,000. The third-place couple will receive $1,000 each, with the high school receiving $1,000.
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Design your own duct-tape prom wear to win $3,000.
In addition, "Best in Class" online-voting awards will be given in these "Most likely to ..." categories: "be a class clown," "bring back the '80s," "Stop traffic," "seen from space," "be a rock star," "have had help from mom," "have not heard of colored duct tape," "be a history major," "recycle their prom outfit for Halloween," and "have made their outfits the night before prom." Voting runs June 16 through 25. Each winner will receive $200.
Visit www.stuckatprom.com to enter and see past winners. Participants must submit an entry form and photo of themselves wearing their duct-tape formalwear and other documents. Deadline is June 9. Winners will be named in July.
Detox Lounge event benefits UH fashion show
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Apparel Product Design and Merchandising department will host a benefit event at Detox Lounge beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday.
The music event will feature two floors of entertainment. The bands Explore, ColorPixel, Pacifica and The Malcognitas will perform downstairs, while disc jockeys will mix Top 40, hip-hop, down tempo and rhythm and blues upstairs.
Tickets are $5 presale, $7 for 21 and older at the door, and $10 for 18 to 20 at the door. The club is at 1192 Alakea St. (corner of Alakea and Beretania streets.)
Funds raised will defray costs of staging the school's annual Spring Senior Fashion Show, "A Thread in Time," 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 30 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Presale tickets to the fashion show are $35, available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.