Post by JoannaB on Oct 1, 2019 15:09:35 GMT -5
Halloween Photo Contest 2019!
This year’s Halloween Photo Contest begins today (October 1). All you have to do is find and submit a photo of an extant (currently standing) residential house (i.e., built as a single-family dwelling) – preferably from the Victorian and Edwardian eras (1840-1910). Architectural styles include Queen Anne, Second Empire, Gothic Revival, Eastlake, French Renaissance, Folk Victorian, Greek Revival, Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque. etc. Most importantly, the structure should have unusual features, e.g., something that makes it “stand out” from other houses of its type and appear somewhat spooky – see examples below. You are not required to provide the street address of your submission, but you must provide the name of the city and state/province (or city and country if not located in the U.S. or Canada) where it is located. Please note: the photo must be a photograph of the house, not a painting or drawing. Photos of ancient castles, churches, government buildings, hotels, etc., or houses no longer in existence, will not be accepted.
You may submit your photo via PM (by sending the photo itself or a link to such photo) to either Lee (graveyardbride) or me and we will post them. This way, when we vote, no one will know who submitted which photo. The deadline for submissions is midnight (EDT) Thursday, October 24. Voting will begin Friday, October 25, so that we’ll have a winner in time for Halloween. The winner will be allowed to choose a book or DVD from our Prize List.
If you have any questions or comments, please use the “reply” option.
You should search for a spooky-looking old house something like the one in the photo (below) of the dwelling in Scituate, Massachusetts, that starred as the “house” in the movie The House by the Cemetery. For additional examples, scroll through the submissions in last year’s contest, but please do not submit a photo of any of those houses. Photos of spooky old houses are easy to find.
One other thing: Please attempt to find a photo that doesn’t include cars, people, animals, road signs, etc. If you can’t find a good photo of the house you want to submit without vehicles, or whatever, Lee can remove unwanted objects, but the process is time-consuming.