Ohio Valley Virtual Costume Contest is now live

Staff Report

October 24, 2013

GALLIA COUNTY — If you enjoy Halloween, dressing up or both, then we’ve got just the contest for you. If you’ve got a costume, flaunt it; if your children get all decked out, show them off; if your co-workers have fun with the season, promote them, with proper permission, of course; and if you want to see them win, come Nov. 3, start voting for them.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune’s Virtual Costume Party, an online and print offering brought to readers and web browsers by the paper and its advertising supporters, Title Sponsor Taylor Motors, and category sponsors, Siders Jewelry; Dr. Jorganson, DDS; Merry Family Winery; and Farmers Bank, is open for submissions through Nov. 3. After that, submissions will be closed, and public voting will begin. Voting will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11:59 p.m. after which, the winners will be tallied and announced.

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, all who can participate in the newspaper’s newest online contest, which is currently live. Of course, there will also be cash awards for various categories totaling $350, as well as overall, in addition to bragging rights.

All one has 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.

Everything about the contest is free, and everyone can participate.