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Duct tape prom dress earns Illinois teen $10K scholarship

To match her off-the-shoulder dress, she made a coronavirus purse, earrings, necklace and a mask with the words, "Flatten the curve!"

SPARTA, Ill — A teenager from a small town in Illinois recently won a national competition for making a prom dress out of duct tape.

But Peyton Manker's dress was not your typical formal gown… it tells the story of how people have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The blue off-the-shoulder dress shows scenes from health care workers, janitors and other front line workers. It shows people wearing masks and practicing social distancing. It even has an image of a virtual graduation for 2020 seniors.

To match the dress, she made a coronavirus purse, earrings, necklace and mask with the words, “Flatten the curve!”

She entered the dress into Duck Tape’s yearly prom dress competition and ended up winning the grand prize – a $10,000 scholarship. 

The winner for the tux category also won a $10,000 scholarship and the runner ups for both categories won $500.

Click here to view the other submissions.

RELATED: Teen's prom dress tells a coronavirus story — and it's made entirely of tape

2020 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest Winners

They taped. You voted. And the Grand Prize Winners of the 2020 Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest are... 🕺 Best Tux: Ashton 💃 Best Dress: Peyton Each winner will receive $10,000 in scholarship cash! Check out all of the other amazing entries from this year at StuckatProm.com.

Posted by Duck Tape on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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