Our friends at the National Confectioners Association—the wonderful souls behind the annual All Candy Expo—and their Candy Dish blog are giving away a whopping 10 pounds of Halloween candy in time for the industry's favorite holiday. Sure, it means you'll need to work out roughly six hours a day seven days a week until Memorial Day to burn it all off, but...10 POUNDS OF CANDY! Your inner grade-schooler would kill for that kind of score.
Yes, of course, there's a catch: To win the candy, you have to tell a panel of judges selected by the Candy Dish blog (which includes me) your cool Halloween costume idea. Susan Whiteside of the NCA spells out the rules here:
To enter the contest, leave a comment on this post telling us about your cool and timely Halloween costume for this year. The costume idea should relate to current events, world news or pop culture. For example, I was planning to dress up as health care reform, but I don’t think it will be ready by Halloween. (Get it? It’s a crack at how long it’s taking Congress to devise some acceptable health care legislation. Okay, maybe that’s only funny inside the Beltway.)
You can also qualify for extra chances to win. Mention our contest and provide a link on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog and leave a separate comment showing us that you’ve done so. After our Celebrity Bloggers each pick a winner, the Candy Dish Blog staff will give away an additional prize to a randomly selected person who helped us promote the contest. So, for those of you keeping score, that means we’re actually giving away FIVE prizes.
Your entry must be received by Thursday, October 22. We’ll announce the winners on Friday, October 23.
So, creative minds of A.V. Club readers: After you stop chuckling at the idea of any AVC staffer being a "celebrity blogger," put your ideas on that Candy Dish blog post (not here), Twitter, Facebook. A diabetic coma could be yours!