Windows Phone Central Halloween Contest 2013: Share your photos with #TrickOrWP and win!

With Halloween falling on a Thursday this year, we know a lot of you will be out this weekend in costume getting your party on. Odds are you'll be carrying a phone in your pocket too. Heck, some of you will probably even be dressed up as a phone or tablet.

We had a great time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your Windows phone (you can include other mobile gadgets to, but you know... we love Windows best). Then tweet or instagram it using hash tag #TrickOrWP, or email us your photos. We'll put together all the photos received into a sweet video for the blogs. And beyond that, you can win some awesome prizes for taking part. Full details below!

What You Need to Do

When you're out at Halloween parties this weekend or out trick or treating on Thursday, be sure to take some Halloween pictures. Be scary, funny or do a crazy pose. Whatever you want is cool. Have fun with it. However, we need to see your phone or tablet in the picture. For brownie points, load up in the web browser or throw a Windows Phone Central wallpaper on. Group photos with friends, family, and co-workers are more than welcome too.

Submit Your Photo

With your photo taken, all you need to do is email it in to by noon PST next Friday, November 1st (the earlier the better though!). If you prefer to share via Twitter or Instagram, you can do that too with the hash tag #TrickOrWP. Be sure to use that and tag us so can find your photos!

When sending in entries via email, it would be super helpful if you renamed your photos with your Mobile Nations username. Also, if you would like to include a caption or any other information about your picture, be sure to do that. Each site has a fantastic prize to give away at the end, plus we'll do runner up prizes, because we love you.

How and What You'll Win

Come November 1st we'll go through all the photos and pick out a bunch of winners in a variety of categories - scariest photo, funniest photo, sexiest costume, best group photo, best family or theme, and more! We'll put all the winners and other photos received into a video collage and post it up on the blogs. Like this:

As for the prizes? Well... it's Halloween - which means you might get a treat, or this could all be just a nasty trick. But you know us... we like treats. We're going to keep the treats a surprise for now, so take your photo this Halloween, email it in or share on Twitter/Instagram with #TrickOrWP, and stay tuned.

From all of us at Windows Phone Central and the Mobile Nations team, have a safe and Happy Halloween!!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Wrong video... why i am seeing ishit and android crap?
  • Because the contest is sponsored by Mobile Nations, not Windows Phone Central alone. Mobile Nations means Android, Blackberry and iOS also included. Now, add to that the fact that Android and iOS alone take over 90% of the mobile market...and you MAY get a clue why you see so many of those devices in the video ;)
  • Second!!
  • Is this open to all or US only?
  • Open to all.
  • All you really want to see is the sexiest costume.
  • +520
  • Ha ha ha
  • Daniel, you better show us your costume (;
  • From watching the video, im not even going to try because i don't have boobs. I'm going to loose
  • We can do Group photos!? And Party photos!?
    ...Its times like this I wish I had friends...
  • Lmao
  • Pity we don't have Halloween here in Trinidad
  • Well start
  • Orange tiles on black look good for Halloween. Also AT&T can suck it.
  • oh man, my country has nothing like this :(
  • Yeeeaaaah not seeing even one wp8 def the wrong slide show
  • No, it's correct. That's the wrap up from last year's contest. Not a lot of entries from WPC, sadly. :(
  • Can I send in an animated photo using Nokia Cinematograph or does it have to be a still photo ?
  • That is a good question. Well Daniel, can we?
  • Thankyou for the thumbs up. Since he hasn't replied, I guess that the organisers don't know what it is - maybe cinematography is too long a word for them :)
  • Ha ha ha
  • Sure, why not?
  • It's comical how folks who take pictures with tablets don't realize how moronic they look.....and inconsiderate for anyone behind them if they're taking them in crowded areas.
  • This Windows Phone app named "Halloween Makeup Tutorial" will help you to win this contest :
    You can also find a Windows RT version for Tablet or PC of Halloween Makeup Tutorials  on Windows store:
  • I want to also Know if this is international or not?
  • Yep, open to anyone. :)