To celebrate the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated film version of LES MISERABLES, BroadwayWorld invites you to share your 'Les Mis' experience for a chance to win the ultimate fan prize pack! Today is your last chance to enter so get your essay in before it's too late!
HOW TO ENTER
Write a short essay (500 word limit) on your most vivid 'Les Miserables' experience. This can be the first time you saw the musical live on stage, listened to the cast recordings, or read Victor Hugo's classic novel.
To submit your essay, click here and copy your entry in the notes field. Please make sure to include your name, email and full mailing address. Entries will be accepted through December 23, 2012.
BroadwayWorld's writing staff will select the 5 runner-ups, and one winner will be selected from those by BWW Editor in Chief.
For full list of rules and regulations, click here.
One winner will receive the Ultimate Les Miserables Prize Package including a TV, DVD player, cast recordings of the original Broadway and London productions, and DVDs of the 10th & 25th Anniversary concert versions.
The following criteria will be applied when selecting the runner-ups and the winner.
1. Originality: the essay topic is approached with creativity, imagination, and emotion.
2. Quality of content: the essay is presented clearly and its material is well organized, well developed and accurate.
3. Style: the essay has a clear structure with a title, introduction, body and conclusion. Paragraphs are used correctly, and punctuation, spelling and grammar are correct.
Contest ends December 23 so submit your entry here today!
LES MISERABLES is the motion-picture adaptation of the stage production seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by The King's Speech's Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISERABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.