Halloween 2014

in Halloween

Meet our guest judges:


Jennifer Davenport Interior Decorator, JD Designs

Jennifer Davenport started her own business, JD Designs, a full interior decorating service business, in 2004. She has a genuine love for helping others create beauty and comfort through their home’s décor. Jennifer’s work has received much recognition over the years and in 2008, she won the People’s Choice award in the “Parade of Homes.” Jennifer also runs an interior design website, Decorating Ideas Made Easy, and a blog, Hip Hip Halloween, dedicated to her favorite holiday. Jennifer currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with her husband of 27 years. She has three children, two sons and a daughter. For more information, follow Jennifer on social media – Facebook and Twitter, @Decorating_Easy.

This “Queen of Halloween” is looking for wickedly creative ideas using Penguin Brand™ Dry Ice. Let your Halloween spirit soar with enchanting ways to make your party a ghostly and magical affair!


Chad Savage Dark Artist, Sinister Visions

Chad Savage has more than 25 years’ experience drawing and designing for the horror genre and nearly 20 years’ experience in web design. His company, Sinister Visions Inc., specializes in web design, print design, illustration, sound design and font design for the horror, Halloween and haunted attraction industries. Chad currently runs his own dark art website and proudly sponsors a number of dark genre events and projects including Zombie Army Productions and the World Horror Convention. Chad currently lives outside of Chicago with his wife, daughters and their “fairy dogmothers.” For more information, visit Chad’s website at www.chadsavage.com and follow him on social media at Facebook and Twitter, @ChadSavage.


Matt Valentine Artist and Designer, Global Fear Enterprises

Matt Valentine is a completely self-taught artist. Known for his hyper-stylized conceptual designs, Matt’s work has received a number of awards and accolades from publications including MSN, Wall St. Journal, Travel Channel, Haunt World Magazine and America Haunts. Matt is also the creator and actor behind Austin, Texas’ very own horror icon, Mr. Creep. Matt currently operates his own multimedia FX studio, Global Fear Enterprises. The studio specializes in design and creation of makeup, prosthetics, conceptual design, video production, props, FX costumes and custom creations. For more information, visit Matt’s website at www.mattvalentinefx.com and follow him on social media at Facebook and Twitter, @MattValentineFX.

Grand-Prize Winner:


“Pet Cemetery” by Marian Frendt

Oak Park, Illinois

“Something Wicked is Brewing” by Darcy Reaver

Palm City, Florida


Honorable Mention:


“Spooktacular Spookiness” by Barbara Hines

Fort Worth, Texas


“Alien Autopsy in Progress” by Kelly Loe

Ann Arbor, Michigan


“Something’s Brewing” by Jamie O’Connell

Atlanta, Georgia