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Herald-Mail Costume contest

October 03, 2004

Halloween is approaching, and The Herald-Mail is offering a $50 treat. No tricks!

Turn your creativity into cash by entering The Herald-Mail's Halloween Costume Contest.

The most innovative costume designer will win $50 and model the costume for a photo in the paper's Sunday, Oct. 31, edition. The top three runners-up also will have their photos published on Halloween.

Here are the rules:

· We're looking for your 2004 ideas. Costumes from Halloweens past are not eligible.

· No store-bought costumes are allowed, but store-bought props, such as a witch's hat, may be used in moderation. However, entrants who demonstrate the most creativity and originality will win.

· Fill out the entry form below. Be sure to include a brief description of your costume and the materials you used to create it.

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· Include a photograph of your costume on you or someone else.

· Get your entry and photo to The Herald-Mail before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. You can e-mail the information and a JPG or TIF file of your photo to lifestyle@herald-mail.com; write "costume contest" in the subject line. Bring it to 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, or mail it to The Herald-Mail, c/o Costume Contest, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

The contest is open to people of all ages. Employees of The Herald-Mail and their families may not participate. Families may submit more than one costume entry.

The Herald-Mail Halloween Costume Contest


We'll give the most innovative costume designer $50, and we will publish a photo of the winner modeling the top costume in the Sunday, Oct. 31, edition of The Herald-Mail. The top three runners-up also will have their photos published on Halloween.

Here are the rules:

· We want costumes for this year, not from Halloweens past. No store-bought costumes are allowed, but store-bought props, such as a witch's hat, may be used in moderation. However, entrants who demonstrate the most creativity and originality will win.

· Fill out the entry form. Include a brief description of your costume and the materials you used to create it.

· Include a color photograph of your costume on you or someone else. We also accept high-resolution JPEG or TIF photo files via e-mail.

Name:

Address:

Daytime phone number:

Description of costume:

Materials used:

Origins of idea:

Send entries to Lifestyle at The Herald-Mail.

· Deliver form to The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

· Mail your entry to The Herald-Mail, Lifestyle, c/o Costume Contest, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

· Send via e-mail to lifestyle@herald-mail.com.

· Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, to be eligible for the prize.

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