The judges had a pretty tough task identifying the best of the best among the abundance of high quality entries in this round. The number of entries depicting the girl with a lantern in varying degrees of zombification was perhaps a little excessive, making the competition even stiffer if this was the main subject of your design.
The brief was pretty simple; make us afraid, very afraid. Consequently many of the top entries are those that have managed to capture a spooky atmosphere convincingly, while a number of extremely intricate designs are perhaps further down on the shortlist than what you might expect.
There are some pretty dark entries here – in terms of subject matter obviously, but also quite literally dark – so if you think you must be missing something, try cranking up your monitor brightness.