By Guest Blogger, Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk
We are now less then a week away from this year's Halloween and, again, there are many brands promoting the holiday to get the attention of consumers. Here's a couple of fun photo contest that do a good job of pulling us in.
FUJIFILM and Rite Aid are back again with their 7th annual Picture Perfect Halloween Photo Contest. From now through November 8 entrants can submit Halloween-themed photos and vote for their favorites in seven categories: Best Pumpkin, Cutest Baby Costume, Best Kids Costumes, Best Teens and Adults Costumes, Best Pets, Spooktacular Decorations and Best Make-up.
The grand prize winner of the overall best Halloween photo will win a trip for four to Hersheypark in the Dark at Hersheypark, PA, including three days and two nights’ deluxe accommodations at Hershey Lodge, four two-day admission passes to Hersheypark in the Dark, four “Create Your Own Candy Bar” experiences at Hershey’s Chocolate World, four tickets for the town tour on the Hershey Trolley, $300 in Hersheypark “Chocolate Currency,” a Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR digital camera, a Rite Aid photo book and a HERSHEY’S chocolate gift basket.
Another promotion that I've been hearing much about is The PetSmart Monster Cute Photo Contest. Since I'm involved with the BlogPaws pet blogging community, I receive many emails and PR releases related to pet promotions. I have to admit that I have two dogs and two cats who would never sit long enough to be photographed in a costume. But I love looking at photos of pets in costumes.
The submission phase for this contest just ended Monday, Oct. 24. Participants were invited to visit the PetSmart Facebook page to enter. The grand prize winner's pet will appear in a PetSmart commercial plus receive a year's worth of GREENIES® Dental Chews!
There are also weekly winners who will receive $500 PetSmart gift cards!
You can view all the submission now in their gallery. Here's one of Tiramasu who was submitted in the Cutest category titled Little Miss Moo Moo. Plus here is our cat representative named Pai posing in a pumpkin and a witch costume.
There are a total of over 1,300 photo entries to view, so take your time reviewing them all. The contest includes two rounds of judging and public voting. Round 1 judging began on September 19 and will end on October 31 with the public voting already ended as of October 24. Round 2 judging will now begin on October 31 and end on November 4 with public voting beginning then and ending on November 3. PetSmart will announce the Grand Prize winner sometime after November 4.
I still remember the photo I took of my golden retriever, Shadow, for a company holiday greeting card with him wearing a Santa Claus hat. It finally worked only because I was petting him at the same time I took the photo. So I promised him I wouldn't make him do this again. But I applaud those who can get their pets to sit long enough in a costume to photograph them.
So Happy Halloween everyone. Have a safe and fun holiday.