High school students across America are logging in, voting and hanging out at www.stumpsparty.com/
Fifty schools, one from each state, will receive a $1,000 Stumps gift certificate for prom to purchase theme decorations, favors and royalty items. As a bonus, the top three vote getters nationwide will receive a grand prize package including a $5,000 Stumps gift certificate, DJ expenses paid up to $1000 and royalty supplies for their entire prom court.
This is the third year Stumps has run the contest. The 2011 version of the Proms Across America Contest is taking it up a notch. In addition to the 50 runner up prizes and 3 grand prizes, schools can earn guaranteed prize packages by simply obtaining a pre-determined number of votes. For every school reaching certain voting levels, each will earn guaranteed prizes including free banners, personalized candy bars for fundraising, crowns, tiaras, graduation kits and more.
To add to the friendly voting competition, Stumps Prom & Party will also provide a $1,000 Stumps gift certificate to the first 5 schools to receive 250,000 votes and a $5,000 Stumps gift certificate and DJ expenses paid up to $1,000 to the first 2 schools to reach one million votes. Students can vote online as often as they wish and a half-million votes have been registered for schools entered so far.
No high school is too small to win the contest. In 2010, the California winner had a total of just 35 students. Past winning schools have used a variety of marketing channels to encourage friends and family to vote including social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, e-mailing voting instructions and links to students, alumni, parents, teachers, coaches and even getting local media and community involved to help spread the word.
"It is so exciting to see how these communities support their schools. We are so thrilled to be able to be a small part of their Prom, which is going to create memories of a lifetime for these students,” said Jacquie Downey, Stumps Director of Sales & Marketing. Voting ends March 16, 2011.
Stumps has been America’s favorite for Prom and party supplies since 1926. From coast to coast, Stumps has played a pivotal role in transforming millions of special events from ordinary to extraordinary. When we first introduced the first memory book and the first decorations for Prom 85 years ago, who would have imagined what Prom would become!