Voting for Carmel Clay Public Library’s costume contest begins Oct. 24

Raghav Sriram

For the past few weeks, the Carmel Clay Public Library has been accepting contest entries for its Literary Costume Contest, with voting to decide the winner beginning on Oct. 24. According to Katie Blackthorn, young adult services senior assistant at the library, the contest was open to students of grades 6-12, and students could submit their costume entries by emailing a picture of themselves in their costumes.

Blackthorn said, “Links to vote will be found on (Carmel Clay Public Library’s) website and social media, and will be open between Oct. 24 and 29,” she said. “The winner of each of the five categories–most creative, silliest, most realistic, scariest, and most obscure–will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card.”

Sophomore Morgan Lawson said, “Participating in (the Literary Costume Contest) was really fun,” she said. “I dressed up as Hermione from Harry Potter. It was really fun creating my costume and getting all the clothing and materials I needed. I hope I can win the most realistic category, but I’m fine with whatever happens.”

Blackthorn and Lawson said they both believe if people have the time they should vote and see the costumes many teens have spent the time making.

Blackthorn said, “I think teens will enjoy getting into the festive spirit of the season and sharing their love of reading by participating in this contest. I hope that they will remember getting the chance to share their creativity with the community.”