Costume Photo Contest at The Haunted Graveyard

Date October 1, 2016
Time 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Event Description

The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Dr. Bristol, CT
Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 2016
Saturday 5pm-11pm
Sunday 5pm-10pm

Want a chance to win up to $1000? The Haunted Graveyard gives you a chance to use their 23 different settings to take some amazing photos and enter to win! All costumes welcome (not limited to horror-theme).  First Place: $1000 cash prize, Second Place:  $500 cash prize, Third Place:  $250 cash prize.

Find contest details, costume guidelines, prize details, and more here.  

All contestants (photographers and models) must sign the Release Form. Failure to sign the release form will disqualify you from the contest.
All costumes are welcomed for this contest. Costumes do not need to be horror themed.
All photos submitted to the contest must have been taken within the confines of The Haunted Graveyard.
Only one photo will be considered per Participant. Any additional photos submitted will be ignored.
Photographers must provide their own equipment. This includes lighting. There will be lighting in most houses, however, outlets/electricity cannot be provided, so plan accordingly.
Photoshopping of the submitted photographs is allowed.
Each Participant in a group may enter a submission. However,

  • Submissions MUST be different. Either by using different sets, lighting, poses, etc.
  • Submissions MUST be entered by a different Participant in the group. Two submissions cannot be entered under the same name or email address.
  • Should one Participant win, no others in the same group will be considered for consecutive prizes.

Find more General Rules

Real weapons are banned in the park regardless if they are functional or not, per Connecticut State Law.
Fake weaponry/props made from foam, paper mache, tissue paper, wood etc. are permitted, so long as they pass inspection at the Park gate.
Neither The Haunted Graveyard nor Lake Compounce can approve a prop prior to the event.
Prop weapons should NOT be carried outside the park.
The Police Department will treat anyone carrying realistic looking weapons as A LEGITIMATE THREAT and will take appropriate action.

Entrants will be given access to the Haunted Graveyard before its opening on Saturday, October 1st or Sunday, October 2nd. They will be given an amount of time to go through the Graveyard and find a scene they wish to Photograph.
Entrants will have until 11:59 PM on Monday, October 3rd to submit their photograph, as per the guidelines stated under Complete Contest Rules. Late entries will not be considered for voting.
All Photos will be posted on the Haunted Graveyard’s Facebook Page where visitors can vote on their favorites by “liking” the picture.

  • Voting will close Sunday, October 9th. After which the votes will be tallied and the Top 10* voted pictures will become our Finalists. *Number subject to change based on Participation.
  • The Top 10 Finalists will then be posted to the Haunted Graveyard’s Facebook Page on Monday, October 10th, where visitors can again vote on their favorites.
  • Visitors to the Haunted Graveyard on the weekend of October 14th through 16th will get an additional vote upon leaving the Graveyard.

The Three (3) Winners will be announced on the Haunted Graveyard’s Facebook Page on Monday, October 17th, and will be invited to claim their prize on Friday, October 21st

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