Halloween Celebration: Contest Details

For this year’s Halloween family concert, we’re moving our annual costume contest to the Digital Lobby. Share photos of your silliest and scariest individual/family costumes for a chance to win digital access to Favorites from The Nutcracker on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage this December 17–20, 2020.

How to participate:

E-mail your photo to [email protected] (photos including children must be shared by a parent/caregiver) OR Tag @philorch in a public Instagram post.

Reserve your tickets at www.philorch.org/Halloween2020.

Look for a special video in the Halloween Celebration’s Digital Lobby starting at 6 PM ET on October 30 for a gallery of contestants and the winning photo.

Deadline to join this year’s contest: Wednesday, October 28, at 5 PM ET.


Complete contest rules:

1. How to Enter the Contest

a. E-mail a photograph to [email protected] OR tag @philorch in a public Instagram post no later than Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 5 PM ET.

b. By submitting the photograph(s) via e-mail or social media, you give The Philadelphia Orchestra permission to use the photograph(s) in a contest presentation featured in the Halloween Celebration performance on the Digital Stage.

c. From all entries, ONE Best Costume prize winner will be announced in the Digital Lobby just before the Halloween Celebration performance on October 30 at 7 PM ET. The winner will also be notified by email.

d. Submitted photograph(s) will not be used for future marketing or promotions without permission from the parent or caregiver who submits the contest entry.

e. The Philadelphia Orchestra is not responsible for a submission that is lost or misdirected.

2. Eligibility Restrictions

A parent or caregiver 21 years or older must submit the content entry. Employees of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the members of their households may participate in the contest but are ineligible to win.

3. The Prize Description

a. The prize will include a certificate and digital access to Favorites from The Nutcracker on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage, available December 17–20, 2020.  

b. All costs and expenses not specifically listed in the above prize description are the responsibility of the winner. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize permitted.

c. The Philadelphia Orchestra reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Orchestra, any prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the Orchestra reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

d. The winner is responsible for all fees and expenses associated with the acceptance, use and/or misuse of the prize not expressly included in the prize description. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

e. The prize may be redeemed online. A certificate for the winning entry will be sent by postal mail.

4. Selection of Winner

a. Decisions of orchestra personnel with respect to the contest are final.

b. The Best Costume winner will be announced on Friday, October 30, 2020, selected from all entries received by the deadline on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

c. Entrants need not be present to win. The Philadelphia Orchestra will contact the winner by e-mail. If the winner does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, that contestant will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

5. Conditions

Additional travel costs and expenses associated with the fulfillment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner and not the responsibility of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

6. Right to Make Changes

The Philadelphia Orchestra reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest. There is no substitution, transfer, assignment, or cash equivalent for prizes.

7. No Purchase Required

No purchase or donation is necessary. To participate without purchasing a ticket to the event, please send a request in writing to One South Broad Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 by October 20, 2020.
8. Responsibilities
The Philadelphia Orchestra is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize, or cancellation of the performance.
9. Copies of the Contest Rules

Copies of the written contest rules will be available up to 30 days after the end of the contest at philorch.org.