Halloween Every Night Wins 13 At OC Press Club Awards

Halloween Every Night won 13 awards at the OC Press Club Awards on June 30, 2022. Awards came in writing, photo, video, illustration and social media, with sweeps in Best Video and Best Illustration (including the image pictured above) categories. / Illustration by Alison Jimenez

Horror, entertainment and pop culture news site HalloweenEveryNight.com won 13 awards — sweeping the illustration category for the third year, as well as the video and multimedia categories — in the 2022 Orange County Press Club Awards, an event recognizing excellence in local journalism. 

The award ceremony was held in person for the first time since 2019 and honored work from publications and websites like The Los Angeles Times, Voice of OC, and The Orange County Register in various categories from news to features, video, photo, social media and podcasts. The event concluded with a memoriam of journalists who died in the past year. 

Halloween Every Night won awards across multiple divisions, including Best Video, Best Use of Multimedia (which includes story, video and photo), Best Use of Social Media, Best Photo Essay Best Graphic, Best Illustration, and Best Music/Entertainment Review.

Here are the winners: 

Best Video

First place: Matthew Cranmer and Shawn Price, “King Kong at the Maverick Theater”

Second place: Emma Longfellow and Shawn Price, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 2021”

Third place: Eva Wang and Shawn Price, “Edgar Allan Poe”

Best Use of Multimedia

First place: Shawn Price, “Zombies Triumphantly Return to the Maverick”

Second place: Jessica Peralta and Emma Longfellow, “Creep It Real OC Expo Returns to Orange County with New Location”

Third place: Shawn Price, “Knott’s Survives, Reopens with an Eye on October”

Photo by Jessica Peralta

Best Audience Engagement/Use of Social Media

First place: Jessica Peralta, @halloweeneverynight

Best Graphic

First place: Allison Jimenez, “Cassandra Peterson: Under the Wig”

Best Illustration

First place: Allison Jimenez, “Trick-or-treating in Hiawatha, Kansas in 1914”

Second place: Allison Jimenez, “Bride of Frankenstein”

Third place: Annika Krein, “Roger Corman’s “The Masque of The Red Death””

This Day in Halloween: Roger Corman’s “The Masque of The Red Death” starring Vincent Price premieres in London and Los Angeles in 1964. / Illustration by Annika Krein

Best Photo Essay or Slideshow

Second place: Jessica Peralta, “Tunnel of Terror OC Haunted Car Wash 2021”

Best Music/Entertainment Review

Honorable Mention: Shawn Price, “True Escape!: I Played Blackjack with Flesh-Hungry Zombies”