CONTESTS


CANADIAN HAUNTERS ASSOCIATION

PROUDLY PRESENTS

THE 2019 HOME HAUNTER AWARDS CONTEST


The Home Haunter Awards Contest is our signature annual awards event honouring the creativity, passion and hard work of our members.

The Canadian Haunters Association recognizes all the blood, sweat and tears that go into preparing and decorating a home, yard, garage or walk through Haunt leading up to Halloween.

Awards are presented in multiple categories to recognize each aspect of the artistry and ingenuity of a Haunt attraction.

To enter the contest, simply enter a YouTube video of your Halloween Haunt.

The submissions are judged by all the CHA Chapter Presidents based on your theme, decor, props, scare actors, music and anything else your creative mind can come up with.

Winners receive an award certificate, a custom trophy created by Haunted House Creations and of course bragging rights for being recognized by the Canadian Haunters Association with this prestigious award event. 


2019 HOME HAUNT AWARD CATEGORIES


BEST STATIC PROP  (A PROP THAT DOESN’T MOVE)

(OPEN TO BOTH CANADIAN & US HOME HAUNTERS)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Do you have shop drawings of your prop

– Is there a theme to your prop

– Is your prop home made

– Originality, is your prop unique

– Photos or Video showing you building your prop

– Photos or Video of your prop being used in your Haunt

– Video editing of your Haunt submission    

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BEST ANIMATED PROP (PNEUMATIC OR ELECTRIC PROP)

(OPEN TO BOTH CANADIAN & US HOME HAUNTERS)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Do you have shop drawings of your prop

– Is there a theme to your prop

– Is your prop home made

– Originality, is your prop unique

– Photos or Video showing you building your prop

– Photos or Video of your prop being used in your Haunt

– Video editing of your Haunt submission

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BEST SET DESIGN  (A FACADE OR NEWLY DESIGNED ROOM IN YOUR HAUNT)

(OPEN TO BOTH CANADIAN & US HOME HAUNTERS)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Do you have shop drawings of your Set Design

– Is your room themed

– Did you use lighting

– Is there music or background sounds being used in your room

– Did you use live actors in your room

– Did you have static or pneumatic props in your set design

– Photos or Video showing you building your set design

– Photos or Video of your Set Design being used in your Haunt

– Video editing of your Haunt submission

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BEST STATIC OR ANIMATED PROP – BEST SET DESIGN – HALL OF FAME

Only previous year’s winners (2012 to 2018) can enter into the Hall of Fame Category

If you’re already a Hall of Fame Winner from the previous year, you can’t enter for one year

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BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

(Open to both Canadian & US Home Haunters)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Do you have drawings of your costume design

– Is there a theme to your costume

– Originality, is your costume home made

– Photos or Video showing you creating your costume

– Photos or Video of you in your costume scaring people

– Video editing of your Haunt submission

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BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR

(Open to both Canadian & US Home Haunters)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Do you have drawings of your costume design

– Is there a theme to your costume

– Originality, is your costume home made

– Photos or Video showing you creating your costume

– Photos or Video of you in your costume scaring people

– Video editing of your Haunt submission

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BEST SCARE ACTOR – HALL OF FAME

Only previous year’s winners (2012 to 2018) can enter into the Hall of Fame Category

If you’re already a Hall of Fame Winner from the previous year, you can’t enter for one year

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BEST CANADIAN ROOKIE HOME HAUNT  (2 YEARS OR LESS AS A HOME HAUNTER)

(Canadian Haunters only)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Is there a theme to your Haunt

– Do you have lighting in your Haunt

– Do you have ambient music or sound effects being used in your Haunt

– Do you have static or pneumatic props in your Haunt

– Did you have live actors in your Haunt

– Photos or video showing you building your Haunt

– Video editing of you Haunt submission

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BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT  (A NON – WALK THROUGH DISPLAY)

(Canadian Haunters only)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Is there a theme to your Haunt

– Do you have lighting in your Haunt

– Do you have ambient music or sound effects being used in your Haunt

– Do you have static or pneumatic props in your Haunt

– Did you have live actors in your Haunt

– Photos or video showing you building your Haunt

– Video editing of you Haunt submission

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BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

Only previous year’s winners (2012 to 2018) can enter into the Hall of Fame Category

If you’re already a Hall of Fame Winner from the previous year, you can’t enter for one year

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BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT  (INCLUDES BOTH YARD & WALK THROUGH HAUNTS)

(US Haunters only)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Is there a theme to your Haunt

– Do you have lighting in your Haunt

– Do you have ambient music or sound effects being used in your Haunt

– Do you have static or pneumatic props in your Haunt

– Did you have live actors in your Haunt

– Photos or video showing you building your Haunt

– Video editing of you Haunt submission

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BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT  (PEOPLE WALK THROUGH YOUR HAUNT)

(Canadian Haunters only)

The Judges will be looking for the following when you submit your entry:

– Is there a theme to your Haunt

– Do you have lighting in your Haunt

– Do you have ambient music or sound effects being used in your Haunt

– Do you have static or pneumatic props in your Haunt

– Did you have live actors in your Haunt

– Photos or video showing you building your Haunt

– Video editing of you Haunt submission

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BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

Only previous year’s winners (2012 to 2018) can enter into the Hall of Fame Category

If you’re already a Hall of Fame Winner from the previous year, you can’t enter for one year

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SPIRIT AWARD

The Spirit Award is presented to an individual(s) who is seen as contributing to the improvement to the haunt industry. This individual might be a prop builder, trade show organizer, presenter, supplier or a fellow haunter. This award is chosen by the CHA Presidents.

  


CONTEST RULES


The contest runs from November 15, 2019 to January 15, 2020

Deadline for contest entries is midnight January 15, 2020

This contest is only open to home haunters and enthusiasts. Sorry, no commercial haunts.

All Haunt submissions must be REGISTERED Haunts with the Canadian Haunters Association, US Haunters don’t need to register their Home Haunts.

Register your haunt at: www.canadianhauntersassociation.com

You must also be a part of the CHA Facebook group page so that we can keep you up to date on the contest info.

Join the CHA Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/99809088969/ 

Submitted videos and photos must be current 2019 haunts (No previous years).

All videos must be uploaded onto YouTube.

If you’ve only taken still photos of your haunt, you can still enter the contest. All you have to do is create a slide show with your pictures and then upload them to Youtube.

All entries will be posted on the CHA website & Facebook page.

Judging will be based on creativity, decor, props, scare actors, music, etc…There will only be one winner in each category.

Only previous year winners (2012 to 2018) can enter into all the Hall of Fame Categories.

If you’re already a Hall of Fame Winner, you can’t enter the same category for one year.

Questions? [email protected]   


 

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  OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE CHA HOME HAUNTER AWARDS 

 


 

2019 SUBMISSIONS

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BEST STATIC PROP

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BEST ANIMATED PROP

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BEST SET DESIGN

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BEST STATIC OR ANIMATED PROP – BEST SET DESIGN – HALL OF FAME

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BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

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BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR

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BEST SCARE ACTOR – HALL OF FAME

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BEST CANADIAN ROOKIE HOME HAUNT

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BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

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BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

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BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

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BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

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BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

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 PREVIOUS YEARS WINNERS


2018 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST STATIC PROP

Bob Kowal – Attic Hatched INFESTATION – Clinton Township, Michigan, USA – Mutant Spider Long Legs (Video)

BEST STATIC PROP (HALL OF FAME) 

Pat Molloy – Dead Things and the Hideous Horror on Howe – Regina, Saskatchewan (Video) 

BEST ANIMATED PROP

Greg Cummings – Oak Lane Cemetery  – Hopewell, Virginia, USA  – Coffin Puller (Video)

BEST SET DESIGN

Daniel Chartrand – Halloween St-Hubert ‘The Fun House’ – St-Hubert, Quebec – Doll Room (Video) 

BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

Marisol P Blanchette “Mary Shaw” – Halloween St-Hubert ‘The Fun House’  – Saint-Hubert, Quebec (Video) 

BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR – HALL OF FAME

Nikki Fenske “Morganta The Corn Witch”  – Shadow’s Gate Haunt – Leduc, Alberta (Video)

BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR

Simon Rondeau – Halloween Brompton – Sherbrooke, Quebec (Video)

BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR – HALL OF FAME

Matt Nightingale “Mestro Fantoccini – Rutherford Manor Haunt  – Edmonton, Alberta (Video)

BEST CANADIAN ROOKIE HOME HAUNT

Éric St-Cyr – Halloween Niverville – Chambly, Québec (Video)

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Benoit Bilodeau & Annie Caya – Halloweenville La place des frissons

St-Francois-Xavier-de-Brompton, Québec (Video)

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

Pat Molloy – Dead Things and the Hideous Horror on Howe – Regina, Saskatchewan (Video)

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Ken Honigman & Lilija Lavoie – Anmore Manor – Anmore, British Columbia (Video)

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT – HALL OF FAME

Therese Hansell & Hugh Flesher – Rutherford Manor Haunt- Edmonton, Alberta (Video) 

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Steve Profumo – Frightmare Home Haunt – Livermore, California, USA (Video) 

SPIRIT AWARD

Robin Frolic – Frolic’s Haunt – Toronto, Ontario


2017 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST STATIC PROP

Gregory Wallace – Wallace Manor – Loveland, Ohio, USA – Richard’s Tomb (Video)

BEST TOMBSTONE PROP

Benoit Bilodeau – Halloweenville – La place des frissons – St-François-Xavier-de-Brompton, Québec (Video)

BEST SET DESIGN

Marie-Lynn Beauchamp – La Maison Hantée de Saint-Étienne – Lévis, Québec – Spider Room (Video)

BEST ANIMATED PROP

Dave Kosik & Emjay Girling – Restless Spirit Cemetery – Regina, Saskatchewan – Witching Well (Video)

BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

Layla Red – Thornhill Woods Haunted House – Thornhill, Ontario  (Video)

BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR

Fantoccini Maestro – Rutherford Manor – Edmonton, Alberta – Haunted Room (Video)

BEST CANADIAN ROOKIE HOME HAUNT

Kenneth Colson – RoseWater Manor – Mississauga, Ontario (Video)

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Andrew Grant – Scaresdale Manor – Oakville, Ontario (Video)

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Thérèse Hansell & Hugh Flesher – Rutherford Manor – Edmonton, Alberta (Video)

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Brent Wilson – Planet Doom Haunted House – Idaho Falls, ID, USA (Video)

SPIRIT AWARD

Dyanna Zimmer – FrightFest B.C. – Langley, British Columbia


2016 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST CANADIAN STATIC PROP

Barry Brinkworth – Brinkworth Dungeon – Langley, British Columbia – (Elvira Mistress of the Dark) Photos

BEST CANADIAN ANIMATED PROP

Pat Molloy – Dead Things and the Hideous Horror on Howe – Regina, Saskatchewan – (Gargoyles) Video

BEST FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

Nikki Fenske – Shadow’s Gate Haunt – Leduc, Alberta Video

BEST MALE SCARE ACTOR

Carl Chalupa – Thornhill Woods Funeral Home – Thornhill, Ontario Video

BEST CANADIAN ROOKIE HOME HAUNT

Laurence Fenske – Shadow’s Gate Haunt – Leduc, Alberta Video

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Neil Sakaitis – Maison Hantée La Prairie Haunted House – La Prairie, Quebec Video

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Chrissy & Jason Oliver – The Haunted Wastelands – Calgary, Alberta Video

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Jason Becker – Graves of the Groves – Roanoke, Virginia Video

SPIRIT AWARD

Chris & Jeff Davis – The Davis Graveyard – Milwaukie, OR


2015 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST CANADIAN STATIC PROP

Rob Brownridge – Raven Ridge Manor – Toronto, Ontario – Strickfaden Generator VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN ANIMATED PROP

Andrew Grant & Tony DeBellis – SB – 520: Grants Getaway – Oakville, Ontario – The Alien Queen VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Hector Turner – Blackstone Cemetery – Brampton, Ontario VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Therese Hansell & Hugh Flesher – Rutherford Manor Haunt  – Edmonton, Alberta VIDEO

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Mark & Belinda Faucett – Shingle Creek Manor – Kissimmee, Florida, USA VIDEO


2014 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST CANADIAN STATIC / ANIMATED PROP

Pat Molloy – Dead Things and the Hideous Horror on Howe – Regina, Saskatchewan – Talking Spell Book VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Jason & Chrissy Oliver – The Haunted Wastelands – Calgary, Alberta VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Brad Goodspeed – The Butcher of Provincetown – Scarborough, Ontario VIDEO

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Brandi Bush – Goat Head Hollow – Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA VIDEO


2013 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST CANADIAN STATIC PROP

Colin Laughlin – Scream Shack Haunted Attraction – Coldwater, Ontario – Bugsy PHOTO

BEST CANADIAN ANIMATED PROP

Pat Molloy – Dead Things and the Hideous Horror on Howe – Regina, Saskatchewan – Shiatsu Spider VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN MALE SCARE ACTOR

Adriel Greaves – The Butcher of Provincetown – Scarborough, Ontario PHOTO

BEST CANADIAN FEMALE SCARE ACTOR

Rebecca Senese – Thornhill Woods Haunted House, Thornhill, Ontario PHOTO

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Hector Turner – Blackstone Cemetery – Brampton, Ontario VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN GARAGE HAUNT

Dan Murray – Pirate’s Cove – Calgary, Alberta VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Justin Coupland – The Red Scare – Newcastle, Ontario VIDEO

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

Steve & Denice Koci – Sanctuary of Spooks – San Diego, California, USA VIDEO


2012 HOME HAUNT AWARD WINNERS


BEST CANADIAN ANIMATED PROP

Chris Holden – Monkton Massacre – Toronto, Ontario – Zombie Door VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN YARD HAUNT

Joe Belinsky – 67 Scary Springs Drive – Thornhill, Ontario VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN GARAGE HAUNT

Christopher Arnott – Dunnetts Dark Lair – Barrie, Ontario VIDEO

BEST CANADIAN WALK THROUGH HAUNT

Brad Goodspeed – The Butcher of Provincetown – Scarborough, Ontario VIDEO

BEST INTERNATIONAL HAUNT

David Dankanyin – Pandemic Cemetery – Metuchen, New Jersey, USA VIDEO