SMART Blog – Halloween Costume Contest Rules – October 2015
Second Annual SMART Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest
In celebration of the spookiest holiday of the year, SMART is bringing back its Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest. According to the National Retail Federation, more than 157 million Americas will celebrate Halloween this year, spending more than $6.9 million on costumes and decorations. SMART is encouraging people to be creative in their costume choice by making their get-ups at home using upcycling textile materials in order to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in our landfills each year.
Do-it-yourselfers and costume amateurs alike are invited to enter their homemade, upcycled Halloween costume for a chance to win a $100 first prize Amazon gift card. Second and third prize winners will also receive a $50 and $25 Amazon gift card, respectively.
Step 1: Create your upcycled Halloween costume using at least 70 percent of recycled textile materials.
Step 2: Like SMART’s Facebook page.
Step 3: Share at least one photo of your costume on your personal Facebook page. Include a detailed description of the materials used to make the costume. Mention/tag SMART’s Facebook page and include the hashtag "#SMARTHalloween."
Official Contest Rules
Costumes must be created using at least 70 percent of recycled textile materials, including but not limited to, used clothing, towels, linens and fabric scraps.
Photos must be original and taken during the 2015 Halloween season between October 1 and 31, 2015.
Submission entrance begins October 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. EST and closes November 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
SMART's executive team of judges will choose and announce the first, second and third place contest winners on Nov. 6. First, second and third place winners will receive a $100, $50 and $25 Amazon gift card, respectively.
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