Friday, August 7, 2015

TOP 3 WINNERS from Atlanta's 3rd annual ZOMBIE PIN-UP CONTEST announced

A massive, bloody THANK YOU to all of the photographers, models and make-up artists who contributed and entered the 2015 annual Atlanta ZOMBIE PIN-UP CONTEST.

Overall, contest organizer had 26 entries, with this year's submissions being the strongest yet. After all entries were submitted, 3 different contests took place (People's Favorite, Online Favorite and Overall Winner — which was judged by a 3-person panel).

Below are the Top 3 winners – and for those of you who'd like to hang a 2016 Atlanta ZOMBIE PIN-UP CALENDAR on your wall, you can pre-order yours HERE (online ordering ends 11/24/15 with the official Atlanta Zombie Pin-Up Calendar unveiling at the Sept. 19th MONSTER PROM III. NOTE: Each team entry will receive a free ticket to the Monster Prom (just for entering the pin-up contest) with the 3 top winners dividing up $300 – so watch your email for info.

100% from "People's Favorite" will go
towards TEAM FOX
During the July 25th Atlanta ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL, attendees had a chance to view one submission from each entry. Voting comprised of attendees buying a vote ticket for $1 (each), so they could vote as much as they wanted – with 100% of proceeds benefiting the ongoing charity drive TEAM FOX (raising funds for Parkinson's Disease research). NOTE: In total, $554 was raised by the end of the evening, with a total goal of $5,000 by 10.21.2015.

The entry which received the most votes on July 25th and is hereby dubbed PEOPLE'S FAVORITE (who received 89 out of 463 total votes cast for all entries) is:
MODEL: Victoria Johnson

Each submission had an entry posted online and for one week (see them all HERE), which the general public was able to vote on (i.e. "Like") their favorite photo(s). During this time, the contest received over 37,000 views from all over the world and was shared 133 times (which does not include individual shares via individual photos).

The entry which received the most "votes" (well over 500) and Winner of ONLINE FAVORITE is:
MODELS: Brittny Moody (blonde); Jessica Kallenbach (brunette)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Beauty Unveiled Studios
MAKE-UP: Brittny Moody (blonde); Jessica Kallenbach (brunette)

Three professional photographers looked over each entry and scored each photo individually. All scores were then combined for totals with the Top 5 photos receiving one more numerical vote from the three judges to determine the OVERALL contest winner.

Contest organizer Markster Con would like to thank judges Bryan Humphrey (official photographer for DragonCon and the man behind 'Mad Scientist With A Camera); Troy Nelson (of Hero Dreams Imaging, based out of Spartanburg, SC) and Joe Hacker (photographer of last year's Overall Winner submission and also of CONography, currently based out of Chattanooga, TN).

The entry which received the highest average from the three judges and the OVERALL WINNER is:
MODEL: Jacquelyn Tracey
MAKEUP ARTIST: Jacquelyn Tracey

The above entries, in addition to some entries from the 2014 ZOMBIE PIN-UP CONTEST (and a select number from this year's contest) will appear in the 2016 printed, full-color Zombie Pin-Up Calendar, which will be unveiled at the Sept. 19th MONSTER PROM III in Atlanta, GA.

If you want a calendar, please submit your pre-order HERE – as we will not be ordering extras.

NOTE: Online ordering ends Nov. 24th and we plan to have calendars back, ready to ship/distribute by early December 2015 – possibly back for pick-up options BASH OF THE EMPIRE IV on Dec. 12th (info. on that event at, 18+, non-smoking)