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Halloween

A Winner Has Been Named!

After thorough deliberation, our expert judges have determined a winner for this year’s “Make Halloween Cooler with Dry Ice” Photo Contest. The winning submission, an image of a haunted crypt surrounded by dry ice, was submitted by Ashley from Houston, Texas. Ashley told us, “We had a great time this year and our Crypt was […]


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Simple Halloween Decorations from the Science Whiz!

Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., is the pro behind the great chemistry content on About.com. Each October, she provides scary fun tips for readers to dress up their Halloween parties. The best part? They’re easy to recreate in your own home! Here are just a few of her fantastic ideas: Homemade fake blood for an […]


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Halloween Costume Makeup Tips from a Pro!

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Halloween parties inspire all kinds of costumes, from superheroes to famous pop culture characters to monsters and more. If you’re opting for a scary costume this year, our Halloween photo contest guest judge and celebrity makeup artist Raedawn Johnson has a few simple tips to add scars, cuts and bruises to your costume. What you’ll […]


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Meet our Guest Judges for the 2013 Halloween Photo Contest!

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., Larry Kirchner, and Raedawn Johnson as the guest judges for our Halloween contest! Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and believes that chemistry doesn’t have to be intimidating or hard to understand. With […]


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Halloween Photo Contest Submissions are rolling in – keep ‘em coming!

The Penguin has already been getting some spooktastic contest entries, including the one below from Brenden. Hopefully it gets your creative juices flowing and provides some inspiration for your own dry ice creation. The Penguin especially loves the use of food coloring and different sized glassware to make this a unique take on the usual […]


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Need some Halloween-themed photo inspiration? Check out last year’s contest winners!

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Want to enter this year’s Halloween photo contest, but not sure what to submit? Take a cue from the winners of last year’s contest: Best Decoration for Food or Beverage: Drinks from the Mad Scientist Best Home/Yard Effect:  My Graveyard Best Pumpkin Decoration: Oogie Boogie The Penguin reminds you that you can draw from these ideas, but […]


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Make Halloween Cooler – Our Dry Ice Photo Contest is LIVE!

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A few days ago, The Penguin announced that our annual Halloween Photo Contest would be back. Well…the submission period has officially opened! We’re looking for pictures of your creative uses of dry ice, from costumes to cocktails, pumpkins to décor and everything in between! Remember to bring your “A-game,” as we’re giving away $500! Snap […]


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Get Snapping – Our Halloween Photo Contest is Back!

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October is right around the corner. The days are getting colder and the leaves are falling. That means two things: 1) It’s pumpkin spice latte season and 2) It’s time for The Penguin’s annual Halloween Photo Contest! This year we’re on the hunt for your most creative fall and Halloween-themed photos that feature dry ice. […]


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And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s October Photo Challenge!  Whether you submitted an entry or simply a vote, we appreciate your input. Without further ado, here are the winners in each category: Best Decoration for Food or Beverage Grand Prize Winner:  Drinks from the Mad Scientist   Runner Up:  Hallow Eve’s Fruit […]


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Don’t Forget to Vote!

With election season coming to a close (The Penguin was up until the wee hours last night watching polling results), it may seem a day late to think about voting…but it’s not!  Our October Photo Challenge is still accepting votes.  Make sure your voice is heard, and help us determine the finalists in each of […]


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