Are you someone who loves to be scared, have fun, be creative and innovative during the Halloween season? If so, you will be head over heels to find out that the West Hills Neighborhood Council (WHNC) is announcing the 3 rd ANNUAL WEST HILLS HALLOWEEN HOUSES ON DISPLAY. This event is cosponsored by Councilmember John Lee and CD12. This is a community competition to find the best outside decorated-for-Halloween houses in West Hills. Judges from the entertainment industry will visit the houses that have entered the competition on the evenings of October 23 – 24, 2021. The judged categories are: 1. The Scariest House and 2. The Most Comical House. And there is a special award for the Most Innovative. The winners will be notified and announced online on October 25, 2021, and will be proudly recognized by Councilmember John Lee at the November 4 th Board Meeting of the WHNC. And best of all, for each of the two main categories, there will be one First Place, one Second Place and one Third Place. All houses in the competition will receive a beautiful certificate of participation and a gift from the West Hills Neighborhood Council. CD12 and the WHNC know that “these are the times that try our souls.” But the West Hills Halloween Houses on Display event will bring out the child in all of us and add to the awareness that West Hills is a very special and creative place to live. And West Hills is the place in the valley to see the best decorated houses. In order to compete, West Hills residents must complete an online application. Let the fun begin!
To APPLY -- CLICK HERE
Trader Joes market will be providing Gift Baskets of product for the First, Second and Third Place winners of this year's competition along with the crystal trophies, certificates and CD12 commendations that are provided. The judges for this years' competition have been selected. They are:
Elliot S. Maggin, is an American writer of comic books, film, television, and novels. He was the main writer for DC Comics during the Bronze and early Modern ages of comics in the 1970s and 1980s. He is particularly associated with the character of Superman. He is known for his work on Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown , Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and X-Men: The Animated Series.
Gary D’Amico is an 8- time nominated Special Effects Designer and winner of the series HEROES. His designs and creations are credited with giving TV and movies that atmosphere and effects that go unparalleled on such shows as AGENTS OF SHIELD, STATION 19, SONS OF ANARCHY, and movies such as THE CORE, DODGEBALL A TRUE STORY, and DAWN OF THE DEAD.
West Hills resident Dempsey Tillman has been added as a judge for this years’ event. A writer director of award winning horror and sci fi films Dempsey is one of the new talents in the industry who has worked at the side of such directors as The Russo Brothers (AVENGERS -ENDGAME) James Wan (AQUAMAN) Steven Spielberg (LINCOLN) and Jordan Peele (US).
Tony Petrossian is an acclaimed director of music videos and television commercials. His work has garnered MTV Video Music Awards nominations for Best Director & Best Editor, the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, nominations for Video Of The Year at the Much Music Video Awards & Rock Video Of The Year at the MVPA Awards. He has created the visual effects of the horror thriller FORGET ME NOT and responsible for most of the creative commercials we see on tv.
Councilman John Lee has agreed to once again be a judge for this years’ event. Taking time out of his busy schedule Councilman Lee always likes to be personal and friendly with his constituents of CD12 and discovered that residents of West Hills were amazingly creative when he judged in 2020. A supporter of the arts and community involvement John Lee is committed to putting the neighborhoods of the twelfth district first and ensuring that his residents and businesses have a voice at City Hall. His office always finds time for West Hills.
The Special Events Committee of the WHNC has extended the deadline for submitting an application to October 21, 2021. You will find a fillable application on this site or at Fields market, or the Party Store.
Click on the contest and you will find a fillable application. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR DECORATING FRIENDS and Oh Yes everyone who enters receives a participant gift.