'The Shining' Hotel Wants You to Design Their Sinister Hedge Maze
Come out, come out, wherever you are, amateur maze designers of the world.
Want to frighten and frustrate thousands of impressionable tourists a year? Then the Stanley Hotel has a proposition for you: Design the perfect, dizzying maze, and they'll not only build it on their front lawn, they'll slap your name on a fancy plaque.
Not familiar with the Stanley Hotel and why they're suddenly so interested in mazes? We'll give you a quick rundown. In 1973, Stephen King visited the hotel, stayed in room 217, and got the idea for his next novel, The Shining. Seven years later, Stanley Kubrick directed the film adaptation, throwing in a harrowing hedge maze chase at the end. Now The Stanley Hotel wants a piece of that movie magic — specifically 1,600 to 2,000 Alpine Currant hedge bushes of it.
Here's a shot of the hotel front lawn as it stands in its current hedge maze-less glory:
Your mission if you choose to accept it? Simply use the Stanley Hotel's provided template to draw a hedge and path maze that's so awesome the "special panel of Estes Park residents, Stanley Hotel employees and film festival staff" will all fall in love with it and shower you with adoration. Easy, right?
Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015. To find out more details and to submit your creepy masterpiece, head on over to the Stanley Hotel's contest page. Good luck!