A new season has arrived, which means it’s time for another QC Event School Contest!

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons for entertaining. The deep, rich colors combined with the cozy atmosphere (not to mention the comfort food!) make for a wonderful opportunity to create unforgettable gatherings.

For this contest, we are celebrating one particularly exciting aspect of Autumn: Halloween!

Hurry, contest entries close on October 23rd!

Entry Form

How It Works

For this contest, we’ll ask you to use Polyvore to create an inspiration board for an Autumn-themed event. If you’ve never used it before, don’t fret—it’s fast and easy! Scroll down for a quick tutorial on how to use it.

To take part in this contest for your chance to win a fabulous prize, simply create an inspiration board using the red, yellow and orange color palette below, and focusing on autumnal elements! Think pumpkins, leaves, and rich colors! You can create any event you like (a wedding, party, etc.), as long as you use the color palette indicated, and focus on a Fall or Halloween-themed event.


Once complete, you can easily submit your entry by uploading a link to your Polyvore board using the form at the bottom of this page. Be sure to submit by October 23rd, 2016!

On October 24th, we’ll post the semi-finalists on QC Event School’s Facebook Page where you’ll vote for your favorites by liking the best boards. The five inspiration boards with the most “likes” by October 28th will be our finalists! The finalists will be sent to the judge who will choose a winner by Halloween, Monday, October 31st!

The Judge

We’re so excited to have QC Event School tutor, Candice Coppola, critique and score our five amazing finalists. Candice will use her personalized scorecard to help her pick the winner of the grand prize!

Here’s Candice’s scorecard to see exactly what she’ll be looking for in each finalist’s inspiration board:

  • Color Scheme: Do the colors work together seamlessly with one another? Does the color scheme match/work with the selected theme?
  • Originality: Is the inspiration a composition of new and original ideas? Does it take the theme and do something different and unexpected with it?
  • Design Board Layout: Is the board constructed with a clear and concise message as to how the items relate to the theme? Can all items be seen free of too much overlapping?
  • Mixed Media: Does the vision board consist of items that create texture, dimension, and depth to further carry out the selected theme? Or are all the items of one medium?
  • Practicality: Could this inspiration board be used to design a real wedding or event? Is this inspiration board suitable and polished enough to send to a client?

Submit your Entry

The Prize

The winner of our Fall Into Autumn Event Contest will be able to add to their collection of treasures with a $100.00 Etsy gift card, as well as a one-on-one consultation with QC Event School tutor, business owner, and judge of this competition, Candice Coppola!


How to use Polyvore

If you’ve never used Polyvore before or you’d like a quick refresher, we’ve created an easy “how to” booklet that should help you get started. Just click below and check it out. Trust us… it’s easy and fun!

Download it now!

Still have Questions?

We’ve answered the most common ones below! You can also read through the contest rules for more information, or contact us if your questions still aren’t answered!

Can I enter if I’m not a QC Student?

Yes you can! This contest is open to anyone who has a love of event planning and event decor, whether you’re already a member of the QC Community or not!

When will the semi-finalists be announced?

The semi-finalists will be announced on QC Event School’s Facebook Page on Monday, October 24th. You’ll be able to vote by “liking” your favorite image in the contest semi-finalist album.

When will the winner be announced?

Voting will continue until Noon Eastern Time on October 28th. On October 31st (Halloween!), we’ll post Candice’s scoring of all five finalists, and announce the winner!

What happens if I win?

And we hope you do!

We’ll contact you via email or by phone to arrange delivery of your prize. We’ll need to speak to you first, as we won’t send out a prize before we can verify your address either by phone or email, so make sure you’re available to chat!

You can read the full contest rules here.

Submission Form