Entrants were required to submit a photo of their homemade doll costume, inspired by Cinderella, all to win a prize package including four tickets (plus lounge pass and drink tickets) to the opening night La Cenerentola, an overnight stay at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto, a gift basket from Cheese Boutique valued at $200, and a chance to meet the members of the cast after the performance.
Well, the entries poured in–sixty of them–according to contest organizers.
The general public can still vote on the entries today, April 6, 2011, at the COC’s Facebook page. The five entries with the most votes will become contest finalists. A panel of celebrity judges, including Jeanne Beker (Host of CTV’s FashionTelevision), Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman (hosts of Steven & Chris on CBC TV), David McCaffrey (creative director and designer of McCaffrey Haute Couture) and COC General Director Alexander Neef, will select the grand-prize winner from the top five finalists on April 15.
Here are a few of the Cinderella designs submitted (and as someone who adored her dolls as a kid, I am so jazzed):
What a fantastic group of entrants! Only 56 more to review. (Glad I’m not a judge!)
Congratulations to the Canadian Opera Company on a vibrant promotion for your upcoming production of La Cenerentola!