Halloween Every Night Wins 10 at OC Press Club Awards, Sweeps Illustrations Category

Horror news website HalloweenEveryNight.com won 10 awards — sweeping the illustrations category for the second year — in the 2021 Orange County Press Club Awards, an event recognizing excellence in local journalism. 

The event, taking place virtually for the second year in a row, streamed live on Facebook July 22, 2021. Other winners included traditional and speciality publications and websites like Voice of OC, Food & Travel, The Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times. 

The virtual event ended with a video honoring the journalists whose lives were lost in the past year. 

Halloween Every Night placed across multiple divisions, including Design/Graphics, Non-Traditional or Speciality Publications and Multimedia. Here are the winners:  


Best Graphic
Second place: Nicole Lavanier, “Escapology Day 2020: Escape the Overlook

Escape the Overlook maze by Nicole Lavanier

Best COVID-19 Graphics
Third place: Kaz Fantone, “This Is a Public Service Announcement—With Ghouls

Best Illustration
First place: Justin Pakneshan, Thriller

Second place: Justin Pakneshan, Millicent Patrick

Third place: Jenna Red, Edward Scissorhands

Honorable Mention: Ashley Oliman, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die


Best Music/Entertainment Story or Review
First place: Jessica Peralta, “Candle House Collective Creates Connections, One Creepy Call at a Time

Courtesy of Candle House Collective


Best Audience Engagement/Use of Social Media
Third place: Jessica Peralta, @halloweeneverynight

Best Video
Third place: Shawn Price, “How to Summon the Spirit of Jacob Marley

Best Use of Multimedia
First place: Jessica Peralta, “Maverick Theater’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’: These Zombies Really Can’t Be Killed

Photo by Jessica Peralta