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Trick and Treat Challenge


Sorry if we seem a bit spooked — our team has just spent the past week reviewing thousands of spooky, scary effects submitted for the Trick and Treat Challenge.

We were charmed by the incredible creativity, originality, and quality of these Halloween effects. From ghoulish games to creepy characters, these effects are scary good.

Congrats to the winners of this year’s Trick and Treat Challenge!

First Place: Exorcist by @thomasasril

Second Place: Halloween Dance Party by @creatorbrew

Third Place: bat child newspaper by @juliorlixo

Runner Ups

Subway Horror by @mady.gnome

ghost hunter by julia by @filtersbyjulia

Dark Matter by @headraft.official

Halloween Maze by @wandetri

Winifred Fortune by @annehorel

spooky forest spirits by @daisymaize

Sheet Ghost by @jhonyaugust

Scary Mary by @lastwild

CSI AR by @thespectacle

Chain of Madness by @asuuog.e

Honorable Mentions

Ghost on the road by @ty.taurus

Monster Bag by @rizalduhhh

Mirror Mirror Witch by @rks_xo

Demon Monk by @jvizard

Evil Is Pink by

DARK SKULL by @jrmorggam

Witch by @garuttibianca

ghost bride by @valentina_masks

eyebrain by @diego.iturriaga


Cursed by @malel.v

Dark Attire by @maximkuzlin

Day Of The Dead by @chantelle.filters

Iron Pumpkin by @mikeweb3d

Spooky Halloween by @kugalimedia

DeBonesby by @egg_donk

Deadly Poisounous by @pantaray

witch eyes by @daria.tsvet

Dracula And Bats by @gameplus40

Beautiful Decay I by @damolarufai

Head Jar by @itsowaisiqbal

Spider Queen by @juliadudokk

Darkwitch by @ralexdro

Cat Seance by @roberttolppi

ghost feud by @emmasofija

Spooky by kamidyu by @kamidyu

Phantom Pumpkin by @xtariq1337

Demon Halloween by @maxpxt

Ghost Face by @baisiausiaskosmaras

HORROR STORIES by @libardomartinez99

Congrats to all of our challenge winners. Keep an eye peeled for our next challenge. It will be announced very soon!


Unleash your creativity and wow TikTok creators with your best Halloween-themed AR effects! Enter this challenge, if you dare, by October 31 for a chance to win up to $5,000!

Think outside the box and create a never-before-seen Halloween effect using Effect House features. Some theme ideas:

  • Unique or funny Halloween costumes
  • Scare-season traditions or pop culture moments
  • Halloween-themed game or sport
  • Ghost-hunting with pets

Or better yet, surprise us!

Eligible regions

This challenge is open to creators in all regions, with the exception of the following:

American Samoa, Anguilla, Dominica, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Panama, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Russia, Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria.


If you succeed, you’ll be one of the 43 winners to receive:

1st place (1 winner): $5000

2nd place (1 winner): $3000

3rd place (1 winner): $2000

Runners up (10 winners): $1000

Honorable mentions (30 winners): $500

How to enter

  1. Download and create your effect using Effect House.
  2. On the Submit form, select “Trick and Treat Challenge” under Challenge.
  3. Add or update the email associated with your account to be eligible to win prizes and get notified about challenge updates, results, and more. Learn how to add an email.
  4. Click Submit and you’re all set!

Challenge timeline

Submission start date: Oct 11th, 2022 @ 00:01am PT

Submission end date: Oct 31st, 2022 @ 11:59pm PT

Winner(s) announcement: Nov 10th, 2022

What we’re looking for

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I won the challenge?

Can I submit effects I’ve already published?

Can I submit more than one effect?

This challenge is organized by Lenslist. Visit here for full terms and conditions. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The Challenge Period is between 12:01AM PST October 11th, 2022 and 11:59PM PST October 31st, 2022. Open to legal residents of a region set out in the terms and who are at least 18 years of age, or the age of majority, at the time of entry. Enter by submitting an effect as described in the terms between 12:01AM PST October 11th, 2022 and 11:59PM PST October 31st, 2022. 43 winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on specific criteria set out in the terms. Username and profile picture of winner[s] will be displayed. Reward: (1) 1 × USD$5000, (2) 1 × USD$3000, (3) 1 × $2000, (4)10 × $1000, (5)30 × $500. Limit of one prize per person. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.