UPDATE - The entry period for this contest has ended. Please return to Patch at noon Oct. 27 to vote for your favorite photo!
Here at Patch, we love people who go all out with holiday decorations, especially when it’s a delightfully creepy holiday such as Halloween.
So if you’re the sort of person who loves to decorate for fright night, we’re asking you to take part in our Spooky Patch Halloween Photo Contest.
The person who submits the best ghoulish photos of Halloween decorations will get a $200 gift card. The winner will also be featured in an article on Patch and remembered forever in the Creepy People Hall of Fame. (OK, that doesn’t really exist, but the winner does get bragging rights.)
Here are the basics — keep your submissions family friendly and include your name and a little information about where you live and what inspires you to go all out with Halloween decorations. Also, we ask that you stick to photos from Halloween 2011.
To enter this contest, you simply have to upload a photo to this story.
Below this article, you’ll find a camera icon, and you can click on that to get started. If you need more guidance, follow this link for step-by-step directions on how to upload a photo or watch the video that accompanies this article.
And stay tuned, because you, dear reader, will get a chance to vote on the finalists as well.
Photos can be submitted through 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Voting will start Oct. 27.
So let’s get started and have some spooky fun!
And if you’re the sort of person who insists on reading the fine print, you’ll find the contest rules attached to this article in a handy PDF document.