S18 Halloween Week #SpookyVDL

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 7:56 am |


It’s never fun to put time into dressing up for Halloween and not be able to share your creative efforts with the world. Well, VDL has this to say: Tis the season to be SCARY! We encourage you to share your ghoulish, ghastly, and goofy get-ups with us. Pose for a photo or takes snapshots of your friends in costume at dodgeball this week, not only to share your love of Halloween, but also for a chance to win an awesome VDL prize!

All you have to do is attend your regular scheduled league night dressed in your Halloween best between October 27th – October 31st, 2014. Post the photo to your own instagram account and share it using the tag #SpookyVDL. See official rules and submission criteria below, happy sharing (and scaring)!


1. Entry Period

  • Contest begins on Monday, October 27th at 7:00pm
  • Contest ends on Friday, October 31st at 11:59pm

2. Method of Entry

To be entered into the contest, upload the photo to your personal Instragram account. All eligible photos must be tagged with #SpookyVDL in the photo description in order to qualify for submission. Poster must also be following @vdldodgeball (VDL’s official Instagram account). Photos cannot be submitted via Instagram Direct. All photos therein become the property of the Vancouver Dodgeball League. VDL also has the right to refuse an entry.

3. Eligibility

This VDL photo contest is open to current VDL players and Canadian residents.

To be eligible, the entrant must:

  • Post a photo of costumed dodgeballer(s) taken during Halloween week at a VDL gym
  • Hashtag #SpookyVDL
  • Follow @vdldodgeball

4. Format

The posted photo must be formatted for Instagram’s 1×1 (square) sizing ratio for uniformity and minimal negative space. No photo collages or combined images as the submission should be a single shot. Cropping, colour, tonal or sharpening corrections (such as Instagram filters) are permitted. Borders, frames, text or other graphic elements are NOT permitted.

5. Prize

One (1) S18 Pub Night Ticket available to be won.

6. Selection of Winner

VDL will check the hashtag #SpookyVDL on Instagram for all eligible entries. Contestant with the most ‘likes’ on their picture wins. Contestants are allowed and encouraged to share their uploaded pictures via social media to gain votes/likes. The votes will be tallied and a winner will be announced on the VDL Instagram/Facebook Page Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 11:00pm.


  • Personality – Show us who you are!
  • Authenticity – Be original, but try to avoid phony/staged shots
  • Enthusiasm – Display a sense of energy and fun with dodgeball
  • Freshness – Make sure posts are up-to-date (nothing from yesteryears!)
  • Costumes – Dodgeball is good. Costumed dodgeball is better!


These images may be used in future VDL marketing efforts for vdldodgeball.ca, our Facebook page and other social media outlets.

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