2015 Costume Contest Terms And Conditions


Contest Void where prohibited by law. Contest begins at 12:00 A.M. PT, November 8, 2014, and all entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. PT, November 15, 2015. The winner will be selected on or about December 15th, 2015. All times are Pacific Time (PT).


Go to Coolest Homemade Costumes web site, (http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/submit/) and complete the online submission form.

Once submitted, entries and photographs become the sole property of Sponsor (Coolest Homemade Costumes) and will not be returned.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic; including without limitation the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online.


All eligible entries will be judged by Sponsor’s creative staff. The judging criteria to be used will be (1) 50 percent for creativity and originality of the costume idea and photos, and (2) 50 percent for the quality of the write up (the “Judging Criteria”). Winners will be notified on or about December 15, 2015, via e-mail. By participating, entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.


One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $300 in cash. Runner-Up prizes will total a minimum of $1200 and will be divided-up and awarded to chosen costumes upon Sponser’s discretion – minimum prize is $25 in cash. (Minimum total of all prizes is $1500)

Additional prizes may be added upon the Sponsor’s discretion. Sponser reserves the right to change the prizes to equal or higher value.

Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes on prize, as well as any and all expenses relative to participation in the Coolest Costume Contest (including acceptance of prize) not specified herein. Prizes will be awarded within approximately 60 days after selection of winner. No substitution allowed except at discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are not transferable. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any and all prizes with prizes of equal or greater value, if an advertised prize becomes unavailable.


Contest void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.


Winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification or be disqualified. If a prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, or suspend the contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the contest. In such event, winners will be selected from all eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, or suspension.

Submission of an entry constitutes the irrevocable grant to Sponsor of all rights in the entry, all rights to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way and in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration or acknowledgment to the entrant and the unconditional right to use the photograph and statements about the promotion for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

By entering, participants release Coolest-Homemade-Costumes.com from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the contest or the acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities.