To help celebrate Halloween, staff has decided it's time for a little contest.

All members are invited to submit their own photos and videos in honor of Halloween (31st Oct 2013). These photos and videos can be taken during the day or night, on or before Halloween. (Or provided you stick to the Halloween theme, you can also take your photos / videos just after Halloween - provided you make the entry deadline.) You're free to submit as many entries in each category as you like.

Since there will be two categories (one for photos and one for videos), there will be one first prize winner for each category. Each category will also have two runners up. Finally, there will be ONE wooden spoon awarded for cheesiest entry (yes, just one wooden spoon for both categories). In other words, there will be seven prizes total. In addition, there will be 2 GB awarded for those who enter the contest but do not win one of the seven prizes.

Photo entry requirements are as follow:

Size = Between 360 to 640 pixels wide (please do not exceed 800 pixels wide)
Format = JPG or PNG

Upload photos to a third-party image host such as Imgur.com, Tinypic.com or photobucket.com

Please embed photos in a response to this post using [img] tags.

Yes, that means all entries should be in a response to the thread you are reading now.


Video entry requirements are as follow:

Upload to Youtube under Medium quality (for speed reasons, please avoid HQ)
It is highly recommended to open a new Youtube account for these site videos.

Please embed videos in a response to this post using [video] tags.

Yes, that means all entries should be in a response to the thread you are reading now.


Deadline for entries: 23:59:59 GMT/UTC 3rd November 2013. Winners will be announced 5th November 2013.

To spice things up, and provide some incentive for you, here are some prizes that entrants will be able to win.

Please note that there will be separate 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners for photos and videos. There will only be ONE wooden spoon prize for both categories. This means seven prizes to win total.

1st Place ~ 20GB ratio
2nd Place ~ 15GB ratio
3rd Place ~ 10GB ratio
Wooden Spoon for Cheesiest Entry ~ 5GB ratio

Additionally, 2GB goes to all who enter but don't win one of the seven prizes.

Judging for the winners will be done by your TS staff!

The Wooden Spoon Prize will be awarded by a special mystery judge to be announced later.

Deadline for entries: 23:59:59 GMT/UTC 3rd November 2013. Winners will be announced 5th November 2013.

With all that out of the way, let the frightful festivities begin!