Photographer: Hilda Burke. STORY: I took this photo last Halloween as my kids were crossing the street to go Trick or Treat at this house. The house was the best in the neighborhood, it looked very spooky with the fake smoke all around it. The relation to the theme is obvious, it's a spooky photo taken on Halloween ;) It's a Kodak moment because it makes the viewer understand and feel instantly what's going on in the photo without any explanation.
To see the rest of the 2009 winners you can head over HERE to the Kodak Moments website. They range from the spooky (above) to the cute (a child asleep in a pumpkin patch). Each photo has a pop up with a story by the person who took the pic... sort of like DVD director's commentary on a still frame.
For 2010, Kodak instead went with a slideshow presentation which you can see HERE.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Christina Preiss STORY: I captured this creepy image of an amazing art piece during the Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Culturally, natives viewed death as a continuation of life. To them, life is a dream and death is a true awakening. After the festivals and parades, people gather at cemeteries to pray for deceased loved ones.Winners win the prestige of a spot on the Kodak Moments site and maybe some Halloween Addict blogging about it years later. So start snapping away now so you can submit it next September HERE.