If there is one thing that I have learned throughout my years with chronic pain, it is that not only is a little levity and laughter within one’s life important, but it is somewhat of a necessity. We need to have some fun, laugh a little bit every now and then. It’s one of those simple joys in life that can lighten the mood, and even sometimes maybe make us forget about our troubles, even for just a short time.
That is what inspired us to create a photo contest! Halloween is upon us, and it’s definitely one of my absolute favorite holidays! It gives us a chance to dress up and be someone else, maybe an alter-ego of sorts! You can have so much fun with it! Whether you’re creating a costume, or buying one, it’s all about the attitude that goes along with it! You’ve gotta own that costume, and work it!
We’ve aptly named our photo contest The Frightful Fibro Foto contest, or Triple F for short! We’ll be collecting our entries through our website, Fibro.me, and they will be uploaded to both a specific page for the contest on our website and will be uploaded to a special album on Facebook, where users will be able to “like” the photos, counting as their vote. I’ve taken an example photo, which you can see right here! It doesn’t even have to be a full costume, even a mask will do, you can even get creative and hold up signs saying anything you want about Fibro, chronic illness, how you stay positive, anything you can think of!
What’s the prize, you ask? Well, there will be 2 prizes given to the grand prize winner. The first will be any 2 items of your choosing from our online Fibromyalgia Awareness Store, which you can find right here! The second prize will be the winner’s photo used as our awesome Fibromyalgia profile picture for one month, so everyone can see the awesomeness that is your costume!
So how about rules! They’re pretty straightforward.
-One entry photo per person.
-You can share our page with your friends and family asking them to vote for you.
-No negative, derogatory or vulgar comments will be tolerated on any of the photos.
-Entries will be accepted until the 25th of October, during which time voting will commence.
-Voting ends on the 30th of October at 11:59 PM EST.
-The winner will be announced on October 31st – Halloween!
So let’s make this contest awesome! The biggest thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!