Halloween might be over, but Patch is still digging the spooky day. We're just about ready to reward readers who came up with the spookiest, coolest, most creative costumes in town.
But you have to enter, for a chance to win Patch's nationwide Halloween costume contest.
The contest, which is open to anyone in America, ends Monday, Nov. 5 at 11:59 p.m. A panel of judges will chose the top 21 costumes in each state, with the top-costumed contestant winning $5,000.
Last year, took home top honors in Patch's costume contest, which scored him a cool $1,031 for a charity of his choosing.
This year, the 21 state finalists will each receive $250, while the top costumed reader will receive $5,000. Locally, we'll choose winners from the Southland in three categories: kids, adults and pets.
The three local champs will each receive a "treat": a $25 gift card to The Sweet Company in Mokena.
To enter the contest, simply upload your best Halloween photos from this year—or years past—following the instructions below.
- Follow this link to the contest's home page.
- Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user).
- Then add a caption with the name of the person in the photo and a description of the costume. To add a caption, click “Edit Photo” after uploading the image and fill in the caption line. Then click “Finished Editing.”
A complete list of rules click here.