The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a virtual costume contest designed for the community to celebrate Halloween safely and together, while apart.
The contest, which runs through Nov. 2, is open to all Los Altos Hills residents as well as the greater community. Participants can choose from four different categories to enter – adult, youth, family and pet – and are asked to submit their name, email, address and a photo of their costume(s).
Prizes are available for winners, including a horseback riding lesson at Westwind Community Barn (grand prize), Los Altos Hills apparel and a picture in the Town Crier. Winners will be announced via the Town Crier, social media and email.
The contest is new this year, created to celebrate Halloween while keeping the community safe by social distancing.
“I think that the costume contest is a fun way to bring our community together while also bringing the spooky spirit of Halloween to our town,” said Raghav Ramgopal, a member of the Los Altos Hills Youth Commission working to connect and unite teens throughout the town.
In the past, the Youth Commission has hosted the Halloween Lock-In, an annual event for teens to gather to watch a movie, play games and socialize with their peers. While health concerns canceled this year’s in-person events, the Youth Commission hopes to spread the Halloween spirit and excitement through virtual events like the costume contest.
“COVID may have canceled prom, but it can’t stop me from enjoying Halloween,” said commissioner member Ryan Tabrizi.
Youth Commission members encourage anyone interested to join in the “new, fun and exciting event, with the ability to earn great prizes, to get creative and participate. It is a wonderful way to celebrate and interact with your community this year.”
To enter the contest, fill out the form at losaltoshills.ca.gov/costumecontest.