Scare up entry for Halloween costume contest

Jolisa Canty Staff writer

October 30, 2013

LUMBERTON — Now that Halloween is here and your costume is ready to be shown off, head over to to enter The Robesonian’s latest online contest.

The contest began on Oct. 20, but submissions can be made until Saturday.

“Now is the perfect time, you’re all dressed up and looking awesome,” said Robin Walker, business development manager at The Robesonian. “Don’t forget to snap a picture and submit it on our site.”

The overall winner will get $150 in cash. The contest will have four additional costume winners — the scariest, the funniest, the cutest and the most original — whose creators will each receive a $50 cash prize.

“I’m looking forward to more people participating this year,” Walker said.

Beth Hunt of Clayton Homes, the sponsor of the most original category, said her office will be participating in the fun too.

“I’m pretty excited about the contest,” Hunt has said. “We decorate our center so we decided it would be a fun thing to do.”

Alison Locklear, owner at Better Choice Insurance, said she decided to sponsor the overall winner of the contest because it would be a great opportunity to advertise and promote her company, Better Choice Insurance. Because the agency is a smaller company, it can be more hands on, which is another reason why Locklear sponsored the contest.

“We like to get involved with our customers and the community,” Locklear said. “Here at Better Choice we greet people by name, our customers are welcomed and are not just a number.”

The winners of each category are chosen by online votes. Voting begins on Sunday and continues until Nov. 9. Winners will be notified by email on Nov. 10 and announced in the newspaper the following week.

To enter, visit, click on the “Local Features” link, in the drop down menu clink on “Contests.” Then fill out the online registration form with contact information that the newspaper will need should you win. If you have entered any past contest sponsored by The Robesonian, your user name and password are still valid. Then attach the photo to the appropriate category.

Once you have submitted the photo, show it off to your friends and family and get them to vote early and often.

Other sponsors of the contest are Ferrell Gas, which will sponsor the cutest category; Elite Cellular, which will sponsor the scariest category; and Dowless Catering, which will sponsor the funniest category.