Wonka Arte – Day of the Dead Contest

Posted: November 10, 2008 in Scifi
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GLENDALE, Calif.,/PRNewswire/ — This Halloween, alongside chocolates and candy, Willy Wonka is bringing out pan de muerto and sugar skulls in anticipation of this year’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) WONKA Arte contest. Beginning August 22nd, teens are invited to show Willy their talent by creating art that reflects what Day of the Dead means to them.

As part of the WONKA Arte program, WONKA is partnering with Latino cable network, mun2, who will host the Day of the Dead contest via http://www.HolaMun2.com/wonka. mun2 staff and celebrities will judge all art entries and select fifteen finalists, which will get their art pieces posted on the website. Visitors to the site will be able to view all entries and vote for one grand prize winner.

Teens ages 13-to-18 are invited to create artistic representations of what the Day of the Dead means to them. Entries can range from flat art, to 3-D art, to music and/or video. Each entry must incorporate the Day of the Dead theme, as well as the WONKA(R) brand and WONKA(R) candies. Participants will need to upload a photo or video of their artistic masterpiece onto http://www.HolaMun2.com/wonka

All entries will be judged based on creativity, incorporation of WONKA(R) brand, candy, and Day of the Dead theme and relevance. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2008

“WONKA Arte is about celebrating Day of the Dead traditions with modern-day Hispanic youth in fun, wacky and artistic ways,” said Gilberto Gutierrez, Wonka marketing associate. “We partnered with mun2 to provide an open canvas that would allow teens to express themselves freely, while embracing their cultural roots.”

All entries will be judged and narrowed down to the top 15 finalists by mun2 VJ, Pico, mun2 staff and celebrities. All entries will then be posted in a special gallery on

HolaMun2.com/Wonka. Visitors to the site will view entries and vote for the final grand prize winner. The grand prize package is valued at over $2,200 and includes: a Macbook Pro computer, an iPod nano and a $150 iTunes gift card. Those who vote will also have a chance to win an Apple iPhone as part of a separate online voter’s sweepstakes, which is open to legal residents, 13 years of age and older. No purchase necessary for sweepstakes or contest. Voting period ends October 22, 2008. Winners will be announced November 2, 2008. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules at http://www.holamun2.com/wonka/rules for full details.

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