Entries urged for Virtual Costume Party

Staff report

October 22, 2013

Entries for the Bladen Journal’s second Virtual Costume Party — an online and print contest for our Web browsers and readers — are in full swing, and the public voting portion of the contest will begin Monday, Nov. 4, at midnight.

The contest’s title sponsor is Fair Bluff Ford and category sponsors are Johnson Law Firm and Bounce Brothers Bounce Houses.

There are plenty of reasons to enter, not the least of which is the good, clean Halloween fun it offers, coupled with yet another chance to show off your children and their cutest, scariest and coolest costumes. But this time, it’s not just for kids. Everyone can get in on the fun — teenagers, adults and even groups.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is visit, click on the Virtual Costume Party logo and follow the simple directions to first upload photos, and later to cast votes.

And, naturally, watch the paper — the website and Facebook — to see who’s entered and, once voting begins, who’s leading the pack. They’ll be surprises along the way, just a little something to pique your interest and, again, to promote all those people we hope will be entered in the contest.

Everyone can participate. All you really need is an email address. Everything about the contest is free, including the fun you’ll have uploading pictures and watching the progress as the contest grows and all those pictures begin popping up on the website and in the newspaper.

Much thanks should go to our advertising sponsors — Fair Bluff Ford, Bounce Brothers Bounce Houses and Johnson Law Firm — because, without them, contests like this would not be possible. When you see anyone from those businesses, thank them for helping make this contest possible. And support them whenever and however you can. After all, they are a big part of this contest and an even bigger part of this community.

We at the Bladen Journal hope you have fun with the contest, entering as often as the rules will allow, and, when the time comes, voting … often.