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Have you ever been mesmerized by the splendid variety of hats & wigs you see at racing events and festivals? Now’s your chance to create, decorate and show off your very own headwear creation! 


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The 2018 Epicurean Palette will host our inaugural Mad Hatter Contest  judged by Chris Poleto, the Divisional Vice President, General Manager of Lord & Taylor at Quaker Bridge Mall.


Theme

Create a headpiece that highlights the very best of GFS by including sculpture, sculptural elements, natural elements, flowers, plants and horticultural influences in your creation. You may make or purchase and embellish your creation.


Rules

  • Any Epicurean Palette attendee may participate, including GFS Volunteers and vendors

  • GFS staff are encouraged to participate, however they are not eligible to win a prize

  • You must wear your headpiece creation at the event

  • Maximum one prize per person

  • Contest runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Epicurean Palette on September 23, 2018

  • All entry forms must be fully completed

  • Headpiece creations will be judged on creativity, originality, visual impact, appeal, and best representation of the contest theme

  • Finalists will be notified at 3:15 PM

  • Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at 3:30 PM on September 23, 2018

  • The judge’s decision is final

  • There is no appeal process or fan voting


How to Enter

Visit the Lord & Taylor booth at the Epicurean Palette between 1 - 3 PM on September 23, 2018 and complete an entry form. You will need to provide your name, email, cell phone number and sign a photo release form. A photo will be taken of you wearing your creation for judging purposes. Finalists will be notified by cell phone to return to the Lord & Taylor booth for final judging.


Our Judge

 

Chris Poleto, Divisional Vice President and General Manager of Lord & Taylor at Quaker Bridge Mall with  30 years of experience. We are delighted to have a judge with his years of expertise in the fashion and beauty industry judging our inaugural Mad Hatter Contest.


Contest Prizes

1st Place valued at over $500

  • $300 Lord & Taylor Gift Card

  • $125 Gift of GFS package including (2) GFS one- day passes, a private tour for two & a Rat’s Restaurant Gift Card

  • $160 Family Membership.

2nd Place valued at over $300

  • $200 Lord & Taylor Gift Card

  • $125 Gift of GFS package including (2) GFS one-day passes, a private tour for two & a Rat’s Restaurant Gift Card

3rd Place Valued at over $200

  • $100 Lord & Taylor Gift Card

  • $125 Gift of GFS package including (2) GFS one-day passes, a private tour for two & a Rat’s Restaurant Gift Card

Preregistration Form

Name *
Name
Participation Details
On September 23, 2018, you must register at the Lord & Taylor booth and receive a number to participate in the contest. Public Notice of Photography: Please be aware that by participation in the GFS Mad Hatter Contest you have authorized photographers, commissioned by Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. to document this event. These images are intended to be used for promotional purposes i.e. distribution on the Internet, media and corporate publications, as well, as for archival purposes. If you prefer not to have your image or likeness used, please see a staff member so we can ensure your privacy.
I Agree to the Participation Details Above *

Need to create something sassy, stylish and fabulous?

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1710 Liberty St
Trenton, New Jersey 08629
(609) 394-7788
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