Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest October 24th & 25th 2015 Jackson, Michigan

Sat October 27, 2018
Jackson, Michigan

Costume Contest Rules and Regulations


(a)    This contest is open to residents of the Michigan.

(b)    Participants must be age 13 or over. If under 18, they must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter, and have a parent or legal guardian present with them at the contest.

(c)    Employees, consultants, agents and their respective families of Buy Michigan Now, American 1 Credit Union, and their affiliated entities are not eligible to participate in this contest.

(d)    All participants must register online in advance, and be present at the Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest at the Jackson County Fairgrounds no later than 2p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017, and stay until the judging is complete.

(e) All costumes must have a demonstrable and positive connection to the state of Michigan. Examples may include, but are not limited to: local landmarks, products made or grown in the state, celebrities with local connections, prominent figures from Michigan history, costumes made entirely from products made in Michigan, etc.

(f) No purchase is necessary to enter this competition.


(a) By entering this contest, participants consent to allow Buy Michigan Now, American 1 Credit Union, and our event sponsors to use your name and likeness

(b)  Contestants must provide a brief description in advance of how their costume relates to Michigan, but photos are not required in advance.

(c)  All costumes must be family-friendly. Organizers reserve the right to refuse entry if a costume is deemed inappropriate for the audience.


(a) Judging will be conducted by the Contest Sponsors and/or their special guests.  

(b) Judging will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29th.

(c) All entries will be scored on a scale of 1 to 100 and judged based on the following formula: 40% (40 points max) based on originality and creativity, 40% (40 points maximum) on the clarity and creativity of the connection to Michigan and 20% (20 points maximum) on the execution (creation of costume). The entries with the highest, second highest and third highest scores will win first, second and third place prizes. Judges’ decisions are final.


(a)    A Grand Prize of $300 will be awarded to the judges’ top selection. Second and third place will also win prizes.

(b)   All winners must be present to claim their prize.


(a)    A minimum of ten valid entries must be submitted by October 15, 2017 in order for the contest to proceed. In the event enough valid entries have not been submitted by that date, organizers reserve the right to cancel the contest. Entrants will be notified of the cancelation via email. No awards or compensation of any kind will be given.

(b)   By entering this contest and/or accepting any prize in connection herewith, entrant or entrant’s parent or legal guardian releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Buy Michigan Now, American 1 Credit Union, and all contest sponsors from and against any and all claims, actions, and liability for any injury, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), disputes, and/or disability resulting from participation in this contest and/or acceptance of any prize.
(c)    Buy Michigan Now and the contest sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, or illegible, entries or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information. They are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest.
(d)   Contest Sponsors reserve the exclusive right, exercisable at any time, without notice, to amend, add to, delete from, alter or otherwise change these Rules.  If any provision (s) of these Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable under applicable law, then such provision (s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect
(e)    By entering the contest, the contestant/parent/guardian acknowledges they have read and fully understand the rules, terms, and conditions and hereby waive, release, discharge Buy Michigan Now, the contest sponsors, their representatives and employees from any claims resulting from their participation in the costume contest.
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