Costume Contest Rules

Boulevard Kid’s Costume Contest

Our Costume Contest is open to all Children ages (0 thru 14). Children ages 8 and under will be judged separately from Kids 9 -14 years of age.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group for:
Best Overall – costumes that are Halloween favorites from favorite characters or icons
Most Original – best original idea that is not a trademark character
Scariest – spookiest ideas and creations


AT EVENT: There is no fee to participate. A parent must give consent to participate at the event. A form will be available on-site at the Boulevard at Box Hill, 3402 Merchant Boulevard, Abingdon MD 21009 (on the upper parking lot where JCPenney’s is located) beginning Friday October 26, 2018 from 5pm-6:45pm.



Contest Line up begins at 7:00 pm for the Kids contest. We will start with Children ages 0-8 years of age and then judge the 9-14 years after we have finished judging the younger children.

Please note that all children who are participating must be present and in the line up for the judging when called. We are not responsible if you miss your age group.

All finalists will be selected and final winner will be announce between 7:30 and 8:00pm. Time may vary due to the number of entrants.



The Boulevard Kids Costume Contest (“Contest”) call for entry period begins on October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on October 26, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. EST (“Promotion Period”). The Contest is open to children of legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at 14 years of age and younger in their jurisdiction of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Boulevard at Boxhill. (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate.  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.


During the Promotion Period, contestants will sign up at the Boulevard Fall Fest Trunk or Treat event. Sign-up begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 6:45 p.m. Judging will begin at 7:00pm and winners will be announce at 7:30 p.m. Winners must be present to win

Entries – Age of the child entering the contest should be 14 and under, and each entry must be present at  Boulevard at Box Hill  location as described herein. See below for Required Representations and Warranties for more information about requirements of this entry process. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules will result in disqualification of attempted entry. All entries along with the entrant’s Instagram account name may be publicly posted on the Contest Site during the Promotion Period, which will be at full discretion of Sponsor. For each image submitted that meets the entry criteria set forth in these Official Rules, the entrant shall receive one (1) entry in the Prize Drawings (discussed below).

There is a limit of (1) one entry per child (defined as October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on October 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. EST (“Promotion Period”). A single entry qualifies entrant for all (3) three categories within their respective age group (8 and under and 9-14). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or entries not present regardless of cause.


Winners will be selected during the Promotion Period. Three (3) prize winners per age group (the “Prize Winner”) will be chosen by our judge/s, one (1) for each of the three categories from among all eligible entries during the Promotion Period on October, 26, 2018.

PRIZES:  There will be a visa gift card award to each winner of each category, Best Overall, Most Original, and Scariest, within their respective age group, with a retail value (“ARV”) of US$25.

The Prize is awarded “AS IS.” Neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Affiliates make offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Contest or the Prizes. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize consists only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize is subject to terms, conditions, expiration dates, and restrictions imposed by the manufacturer of the Prize or issuer in the case of a gift card or similar instrument. Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner.

The odds of winning the Prize depend upon the number of completed entries received.


If the potential winner (the “Potential Winner”) shall be announced at the Contest site. If the Potential Winner is ineligible, or cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, the Potential Winner will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s discretion. By entering and/or participating, Entrants agree

(i)  to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as set forth In these Official Rules,

(ii)  that the decision of the Sponsor is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest;

(iii)  to release and hold Sponsor and the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all liability for injuries and/or damages (including death) sustained in connection with acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize or related to participation in the contest. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting the Prize, the winner consents to the use of his or her Name, Voice, Picture or other Likeness for advertising, promotional and other purposes in any media as determined by sponsor without further approval or compensation.


Submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrants’ name, image, biographical information, voice, statements, image, picture and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including without limitation mailing address, phone number, email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


Neither Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, nor their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability (the “Released Parties”) are responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, register a vote, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Contest, or a Released Party’s ability to include all eligible entries, votes, judging, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Contest in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify the Released Parties from all liability, claims or actions of any kind for injuries, death, damages, or losses to persons or property alleged to have been sustained in connection with this Contest including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; (d) the weather; (e) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Released Party.


Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct, the weather, or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if any other other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


Any disputes arising under this Contest and/or these Official Rules will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Maryland. Sponsor and each entrant agree that any such claim or dispute between the parties, or between a party and any agent, employee, successor, or assign of the other, related to this Contest and/or these Official Rules (including the applicability of this arbitration clause). Any award by the arbitrator(s) may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction.


If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


To obtain a list of winners, visit


Boulevard at Boxhill, Abingdon, MD 21009.