TOP HAUNTS SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP CONTEST

2015 Top Haunts Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Special Effects Makeup: Vincent Damyanovich

2015 Top Haunts Judges’ Choice Award Winner for Best Special Effects Makeup: Vincent Damyanovich

2015 Top Haunts People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite Special Effects Makeup: Aryn Fox

2015 Top Haunts People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite Special Effects Makeup: Aryn Fox


The winner of our last special effects makeup contest, Stevie Calabrese, is now a contestant on Syfy's Face Off (Season 9)!

The winner of our last special effects makeup contest, Stevie Calabrese, is now a contestant on Syfy's Face Off (Season 9)!

How to Enter

Email us at magazine@tophaunts.com with MAKEUP SUBMISSION in the subject line and include the following:

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Residence (e.g., Los Angeles, CA)
  • Which haunt you are representing and its address*
  • At least two photos that best showcase your work

*If you do not work as a makeup artist at a haunted attraction, include your address instead.

Prizes

Two winners will be selected. The winner of the Top Haunts People's Choice award for Favorite Special Effects Makeup will receive a gift voucher for one pair of contact lenses from Samhain Contact Lenses. The winner of the Top Haunts Judges' Choice award for Best Special Effects Makeup will receive a gift voucher for one pair of contact lenses from Samhain Contact Lenses and a Paasche TG-3F Double Action Gravity Feed Airbrush.

Details

This contest is open to makeup artists of all skill levels who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Entrants may be professional makeup artists and are encouraged to represent a haunted attraction for this contest.

Entrants must obtain appropriate approval to represent a haunted attraction before submitting. Submissions must be original creations and must not contain any content not created by entrant. Minimal or no editing preferred.

Submissions must be received by midnight PST on September 4, 2015. An album with all submissions (subject to review and approval by principals of Top Haunts) will be posted on our Facebook page at 6 p.m. PST on September 5, 2015. The photo with the most "likes" by 6 p.m. PST on September 12, 2015 will win the Top Haunts People's Choice award for Favorite Special Effects Makeup and will receive a gift voucher for one pair of contact lenses from Samhain Contact Lenses.

Additionally, a surprise guest judge, along with principals of Top Haunts, will review and determine which submission will be awarded Top Haunts Judges' Choice for Best Special Effects Makeup. Primary judging criteria includes creativity, originality and skill set. On top of receiving a gift voucher for one pair of contact lenses from Samhain Contact Lenses and a Paasche TG-3F Double Action Gravity Feed Airbrush, the Judges' Choice winner will be interviewed and will have his or her work featured on our website. Judges' Choice results may be different from aforementioned popular vote results.

Late submissions will be considered.

This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Uploading a submission constitutes entrant's consent to give Top Haunts a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish and display such submissions in whole or in part in any form, media or technology, including for promotional or marketing purposes.

Some of the submissions we received for our last special effects makeup contest: