Barbara's Beat: The Boxtroll costume contest could win you $3000 in Amazon.com gift cards 9/26

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Boxtroll costume contest could win you $3000 in Amazon.com gift cards 9/26

Think Inside the Box Contest 

To celebrate this month’s nationwide release of the family event movie The Boxtrolls, Focus Features has teamed with Amazon.com for the “Think Inside the Box” contest. The most original and creative Boxtroll costume made out of the distinctive Amazon.com box (or any unbranded cardboard box) will be determined by the contest judges and Amazon.com Facebook fans, with the winner receiving $3,000 in Amazon.com Gift Cards.

The contest, which runs through Friday, Oct. 17, invites participants to make a costume the way the Boxtrolls do – out of a box – and submit a photo via Amazon’s Facebook page. 

A panel of judges will evaluate all submitted original costume creations inspired by the Boxtrolls themselves. The resulting finalists will then be put to a vote on the Amazon Facebook page, where fans will weigh in to select the lucky winner. 

Photos must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 26 voting takes place Monday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 17. Limit one entry per person and Facebook account. Contest details and a link to the rules can be found at www.amazon.com/boxtrolls.



Wearing boxes like turtles wear their shells, the Boxtrolls are kindhearted tinkerers who have used their imagination to build a home and community beneath the cobblestoned streets of the town of Cheesebridge. They are always making unique and creative costumes, using their imagination. Among the Boxtrolls friends – named after what was originally in the boxes they wear – are Fish, Shoe, and an 11-year-old boy named Eggs who thinks he’s a Boxtroll.



About The Boxtrolls

Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, Sept. 26 The Boxtrolls (www.TheBoxtrolls.com) is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. 

When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.


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