Halloween 2009 Costume Contest Categories

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					                               Halloween 2009 Costume
                                  Contest Categories
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                           This year’ Theme:SPOOKY SEAS (and all things aquatic). While
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                            we’ looking for theme related costumes, judging will be at the
                                        discrimination of our Sponsor/Judges!
                           Winners will walk with their “Winner” banners in a special section
                                          of the Parade (which starts at 6:30)


  The Spooky Sea Award (best overall theme)
  Best in Show- Adults
  Best in Show-Kid's
  Scariest Sea Monster
  Best “Small-Fry” (baby)
  Best Pop Culture
  Best Cat-or-Dogfish (best pet)
                                                       Spooky Sea Award Winner
  Craftiest Seafarin’Craft (best                       gets a FREE Photo session
    stroller/wagon)                                          and 8 x 10 Print!
  Best in a “School “(group/ensemble)                             Questions? Email
                                                         halloween@parkslopeciviccouncil.org


Thanks to our Gold and Silver Sponsors!
                                                    Roberto Falck
The Park Slope Chamber of Commerce
The 5th Avenue Business Improvement District
New York Methodist Hospital
Green-Wood Cemetery                            TIMELINE:
Berkeley Carroll
Kids Orbit
                                               3:00-6:30 Free Photos in front of John Jay High
                                                  School by Roberto Falck Photography
Park Slope Day Camp
La Bagel Delight                               3:00-3:55 Registration for the Costume Contest
Lion in the Sun                                4:00-5:00 Costume Contest
Willie’ Dawgs
       s                                       5:00-6:00 Musical Performance by Ethan’s
Little Things                                     Motley Rockin’Show
Park Slope Parents
The Old Stone House
                               Halloween 2009 Costume Contest
                                       RULES & INFO

                        HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST RULES
•   The Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Costume Contest is open to anyone, no matter what age you
    are or where you live.
•   YOUR COSTUME MUST BE HOME MADE. We are looking for YOUR work and creativity. Costumes
    purchased or rented or any costumes made for you by a professional designer or seamstress do not
    qualify. There are exceptions to the "purchased or rented" policy; for instance, if only one or two minor
    components of the costume were purchased. Exceptions in this case will be at the discretion of the
    judging team.
•   Costumes must be self-contained. Connections to electrical sockets will not be available.
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    It’ a family costume contest. Keep it fun and G- Rated.
•   Judges for the Halloween Costume Contest are not eligible for the Costume Contest.


REGISTERING and CHECK-IN
•   3:00 is check-in time. You must be present in front of John Jay High School and have your registration
    form (INSERT LINK) completed and validated for the Halloween Costume Contest by 3:55 to be
    included in the contest. No exceptions as we have a tight schedule to keep before the Parade at 6:30.


                JUDGING AND AWARDS
                •   All entrants will have a chance to parade, have their name, costume name, and
                    category announced. Entrants will then be escorted to an area with like-category
                    costumes for final judging.
                •   You will need to remain throughout the Costume Contest to be eligible for an award.
                •   After all costumes have been exhibited, each category will announced and entrants for
                    that category return to the stage, then the Halloween Costume Contest awards will be
                    announced.
                •   Upon being announced as a winner, you will be given a WINNER banner and asked to
                    march in the WINNERS section of the Halloween Parade for the length of the parade (if
                    possible).


IMPORTANT LEGAL MUMBO JUMBO:
•   The judges shall have the sole authority and discretion to select the winners.
•   Minors (those under 13 years of age) must have permission from a legal guardian to participate.
•   By registering, all Halloween Costume Contest participants agree to let the Park Slope Civic Council
    and Park Slope Parents use their images for promotional purposes, both photographs and video.
•   Each entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Park Slope Civic Council harmless from any third
    party claims arising from or related to that entrant's participation in the contest. In no event shall the
    Park Slope Civic Council be liable to an entrant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the
    contest or that entrant's participation in the contest.

Questions? Email halloween@parkslopeciviccouncil.org
                       Halloween Costume Contest Entry Form
                          TIMELINE:(all events at 7th Ave btw 4th and 5th St)
                          3:00-6:30 Free Photos in front of John Jay High School by Roberto
                              Falck Photography
                          3:00-3:55 Registration for the Costume Contest
                          4:00-5:00 Costume Contest
                          5:00-6:00 Musical Performance by Ethan’ Motley Rockin’
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DETAILS ABOUT THE CONTEST:

•   All entrants will have a chance to parade across the stage, have their name, costume name, and
    category announced. You will need to remain throughout the Costume Contest to be eligible for an
    award.
•   After all costumes have been exhibited, each category will announced and entrants for that category
    return to the stage. Then the Halloween Costume Contest award for that category will be announced.

    NOTE: Park Slope Civic Council, Roberto Falck Photography and Park Slope Parents reserve
    the right to use all photographs taken at the event for display, publication or other
    purposes. Digital negatives taken will remain the property of the photographer.



ADULT/PARENT NAME           __________________________________________


EMAIL         ______________________                           ________________


PHONE (optional)______________________                                ________________


CONTESTANT NAME             _________________________________________________


COSTUME DESCRIPTON:_________________________________________________


COSTUME CATEGORY            Circle One
Scariest Sea Monster        Best “Small-Fry”(baby)             Best Pop Culture
Best Cat-or-Dogfish         Craftiest Seafarin’Craft                     School “
                                                               Best in a “      (group/ensemble)

AGE OF CONTESTANT           ______ (under 13 requires adult signature)


____I have read the rules of the Costume Contest Rules and accept them.
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____Please send me a link to photos of the Costume Contest and put me on the Civic Council’
email list.


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SIGNATURE OF ADULT OR CHILD’ GUARDIAN (REQUIRED)


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