It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about making a miniature house for the annual Miniature Halloween House contest.
Carol's Morning Glory Inn won last year's Miniature Halloween House Contest
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The first day of the contest is October 1. The contestcloses at midnight on October 24. Prize awards will be announced by midnight on October 27. And thanks in advance for entering. This is going to be FUN!!
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PRIZE LIST FOR THE 2023 MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE CONTEST:
- People's Choice Grand Prize award - $125 Amazon gift card
- First place - $100 Amazon gift card
- Second place - $75 Amazon gift card
- Third place - $50 Amazon gift card
- Whimsical award - $25, to a submission that characterizes the playful nature of Halloween
- Innovation award - $25, for the submission with the most novel innovation. That can be part of a house or structure, or it can be an embellishment, or anything else super creative you can think of.
- Kid's award - $25 Amazon gift card
(The Whimsical and Innovation awards will go to submissions that did not win in the top placings category, to expand the winning possibilities.)
I reserve the right to expand prize categories and awards.
RULES FOR THE 2023 MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE CONTEST
1. HAVE FUN
Have fun. Really, the entire purpose of this is to have fun and to share the fun. Simply make a house that expresses a Fall and/or Halloween theme and enjoy the process.
2. Name Your Design
First NAME YOUR DESIGN! This helps the judges (and contest visitors) remember each design. It also adds to the design.
It's much better for those viewing your creation if it has a name. Some of the names of the Christmas submissions in December were very creative. It can enhance your submission.
Please also write a sentence or two about your creative process, your inspiration and the like. Many people requested this change because they want to learn from you.
3. THREE WAYS TO ENTER THE 2023 MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE CONTESTPERMISSION TO POST PHOTO ON MY BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA
a) Post your house in the Paper Glitter Glue Facebook group with the tag #2023MiniHalloweenHouse. Please join this group so you enter here. It's the best way to enter.
b) Follow me on Instagram and post your 2023 Halloween house tag me @lucyf7b on Instagram.
c) Email me a photo after October 1st. The address is [email protected]. Please include the title 2023 Mini Halloween House in your email title so I can find the photo easily and include it as an official submission.
4. PERMISSION TO POST YOUR PHOTO ON MY BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA
In submitting your creations, you are giving me permission to post a picture or pictures of your project on my website and social media just like I did for the Halloween house contest last year. I love to share your projects because they are all so incredible. This allows all site visitors and guests to see your creations.
5. SIZE LIMITATION FOR THE 2023 MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE CONTEST
Here are the size limitations:
Base - no limitation on the base so you can landscape as much as you want, but the size of the house does have limitations
House height - no taller than 10 inches tall
House width - no wider than 10 inches
House depth - no deeper than 8 inches
5. NO BLOODY OR GORY PARTS
But I don't want to see gory or bloody. That means no bloody body parts or scary deformed creatures. Creepy and spooky are good, but not gross or gory. I think bones and skulls are ok. By all means ask if you are unsure. I'm happy to update and clarify the rules if need be.
6. USE ANY PATTERN YOU LIKE
For your entries, you can use your own pattern, my patterns, Tim Holtz houses, or even a purchased pattern.
7. THE HOUSE MUST BE MADE OF CARDBOARD or CARD STOCK
Your house needs to be paper-based - made out of cardboard or card stock. No wooden houses. But you can use other materials for the base and embellishments.
8. CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY ARE EMPHASIZED
Creativity and originality are important and will be emphasized in judging. Hint: Let the fun shine through!
Also creativity in naming your house helps to make it more special. Please tell us a little bit about your house - how you made it, what inspired it, etc. We all love to read about the creative inspiration behind your projects.
9. YOU MAY ENTER UP TO 3 HOUSES, BUT THE HOUSES MUST BE UNIQUE AND CONSTRUCTED IN 2023
Up to three submissions, all of houses created in this calendar year.
10. HOW TO VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR THIS YEAR'S CONTEST
This year you (NOT the judges!) are going to choose the overall winner by voting for your favorite house. You have one vote when you post a comment at the end of this post AFTER ALL THE ENTRIES ARE IN ON OCTOBER 24TH. And you have another vote on my YouTube channel where we will post a video of all the entries on October 25th. Subscribe to get notifications of when we post the contest video.
GET THE KIDS INVOLVED MAKING A MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE!
We care a great deal that the Halloween season is a family season. We would love to see house submissions from your children. Please allow their creativity to flow. The names of the children's submissions will be placed in a hat and drawn randomly. Those submissions aren't - and should not be - competitive. They should have fun with no other concerns!
Note: Winners in children's submissions will be by random drawing. No creative pressure!
So that is the Halloween House Contest for this year. Whatever you do, enjoy it! Enjoy making your houses and sharing them. That's what it is all about.
DEADLINE FOR THE 2023 MINIATURE HALLOWEEN HOUSE CONTEST - OCTOBER 24
Deadline for photo entries is October 24th and the winners will be announced on October 27th.
Here are prior year's contests, for your viewing pleasure.