2020 Writers Halloween Contest

Costumes, Cauldrons & Concoctions

Submit up to 3 entries, one of each or all in one. It's up to you.

Managers: Wolfenshire

2020 Writers Halloween Contest with Sponsors

This year's writers theme is: Costumes, Cauldrons & Concoctions

Get your costumes, cauldrons, and concoctions ready, it's time for our annual Halloween Contest! Enter now if you dare!

Please take a moment to visit this year's writers sponsors

The Novel Factory

JixiPix Software




Renderosity Magazine

General Contest Rules:

  • All Renderosity members are eligible to enter except for staff.
  • Winners will be announced on October 31st.
  • Entries must be new artwork and written work not previously posted online, or anywhere else publicly.
  • Three unique entries per person permitted.
  • Entries will be anonymous.
  • Winner's Announcement will be posted in the Renderosity News Section and this official contest page.

Entry Specifications:

  • Any style of writing is accepted that comply with this year's Halloween theme, maximum of 1000 words or less.
  • Image size must be a maximum of 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels in .jpeg or .gif format (72 dpi).
  • Thumbnail image must be maximum of 300 pixels (wide) x 350 pixels (height) in .jpeg or .gif format (72 dpi). Here is a helpful tutorial on How to make Full Image Thumbnails.
  • Do NOT use HTML formatting.
  • Double-space between paragraphs.
  • Entries of previously winning submissions will not be accepted.
  • All stories must comply with Renderosity's Terms of Service.
  • Use the description field to tell us your tale, noting what inspired you.
  • Include the word count at the end of the story.
  • No Nudity is allowed on the thumbnail and/or full image.
  • You cannot sign your real name, nor Renderosity username, on your image or in the description. Any signed images, will not be accepted.
  • By uploading your image and story, you are agreeing that this is your original work.
  • Any entry containing violence, blood, brutality or gore that is implied or explicit will be removed.
  • An entry containing weapons of any kind, or objects to be used as weapons is subject to review for violence.
  • An entry containing childlike imagery in suggestive poses will be removed.

Community Voting:

  • The winners will be selected by the community.
  • All clone votes will be removed.

Additional Information:

All prize winners must supply Renderosity with their real name, email address and mailing address for prize distribution and registration.

By entering this contest, you agree that your submission(s) may be used by Renderosity for promotional purposes. This may include; online, digital, print, on CD or in any other medium. By submitting your entry into this contest you are granting Renderosity the right to retain your entry in its archive and to display the entry within this community to promote Renderosity and/or future contests held.

By submitting this form, you agree that you are authorized to grant Renderosity the permission to use of your image in print advertising, promotions or website usage. The Artist will remain the intellectual property holder of their images.

Prize Listing

(Some prizes may be for Windows only)

Everyone Wins

Grand Prize Winner

2nd Place Winner

3rd Place Winner


1st Place

Entry #3

2nd Place

Entry #4

3rd Place

Entry #2

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