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Northwest School of the Arts won first place for Best in Show for their knee-length “Flower Warrior” dress, an outfit fit for a warrior princess. Providence High School won first place in the Most Creative Use of Recyclable Materials category for their full-length ball gown created with fabric bearing colorful images of Marilyn Monroe. West Charlotte High School won first place in the Greatest Variety of Different Recyclable Materials for a ball gown, reminiscent of the 1800s, created from a mix of recyclable materials. West Charlotte High School’s “Sweet Lolita,” a dress featuring a myriad of pink bottle caps, won Crowd Favorite.
Over $22,000 was awarded to this year’s participants in total.
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