Get into the spirit of Galoshans and join in with our competitions, celebrating Inverclyde's unique beauty, heritage and your creativity.
Enter the photographic challenge, best dressed window award or design a Giant just for fun!
1st - 31st October
Discover Inverclyde & Galoshans Festival present a Galoshans photographic challenge for the month of October. Share your atmospheric images and spooky autumnal shots of Inverclyde. Capture that perfect twilight scene, scary Galoshans faces, or explore this year’s festival themes of innovation and light in celebration of Greenock born inventor and engineer James Watt.
Tag @DiscInverclyde on Twitter or @DiscoverInverclyde on Facebook & Instagram to post your shots, hashtag #GaloshansFestival and one of the themes #InverclydeinOctober #spookybeauty or #innvoationandlight.
Competition entries will be shared online throughout October, with a winning entry selected and announced on 5th November. The winning entry will receive a £50 prize voucher for 134 Steak House, Greenock.
Terms & Conditions:
This challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. By entering, you understand that you release Facebook, Instagram & Twitter of any participation in this challenge. Photos must be entered by current copyright holders. Entries remain copyright of entrants, however entrants agree to the reproduction and distribution of these images for purpose of the promotion of Galoshans Festival & Inverclyde by Discover Inverclyde and Galoshans Festival and partners.
BEST DRESSED WINDOW AWARD
1st - 26th October
Inviting all local businesses and residents! Get creative and dress up your windows for Galoshans. Submit a photo of your window with #GaloshansFestival & @GaloshansFest and we’ll pick the best dressed window on Saturday 26th of October... Keep an eye on @GaloshansFest for inspiration, entries and updates on prizes.
Terms & Conditions:
This challenge is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. By entering, you understand that you release Facebook, Instagram & Twitter of any participation in this challenge and allow Galoshans Festival and its partners to distribute your image.
DESIGN A GIANT
Invent your own Galoshans Giant! Create a new character with this fun downloadable resource.
What’s their story? Are they spooky, scary, friendly or funny?
Let your imagination run wild, add features, accessories and colours to the Galoshans Giant template and share them using #GaloshansFestival.
Download our giant template here.
PUT ON A SKIT
A new version of the traditional Galoshans Play, was adapted by Paul Bristow in 2016. This chapbook facsimile was created to help rekindle the tradition of "Going Galoshans" on Hallowe'en, it includes elements of the original play which would have been performed in Greenock hundreds of years ago, in addition to new sections which use folk characters and motifs specific to the Inverclyde area. The project was supported by Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and Inverclyde Place Partnership.
View it online here, get inspired and put on your own performance!