October is upon us, which means one of our favorite holidays is looming just around the corner: Halloween.

Halloween is one of our favorite occasions, not just because it gives us a reason to watch scary movies and devour pumpkin-anything-and-everything, but it brings back a lot of memories of home. Whether it be carving pumpkins on the back deck, warming up after trick-or-treating with a delicious batch of homemade chili or putting together the finishing touches on a well thought out and conceived costume. While each home houses its own stories and unique traditions, we can all relate to this special holiday in some way through our own experiences of celebrating at home.

It is this spirit of Halloween and all the things that make a house a home that served as inspiration for Coldwell Banker’s fall ad campaign. Simply titled, “Halloween,” the ad captures the feeling of home through the lens of a woman who recounts her favorite memories of Halloween growing up and shares how this special holiday has influenced her home today. After watching the ad on repeat (yes, it’s that good) and thinking about our own favorite Halloween memories and traditions, we began to wonder what others might love about their homes on Halloween.

So in honor of our favorite spooky holiday, we’re hosting a #HalloweenHome photo contest, October 1 through November 1, and asking you to show us your idea of “Halloween at home.” Simply upload, tweet or Instagram a photo that showcases your #HalloweenHome for a chance to win a $500 Pottery Barn gift card. And don’t be afraid to get creative—from costumes to pumpkins to tasty treats, we want to see your most spooktacular and imaginative photos.

Here’s how you can enter:

  • Upload a photo of your #HalloweenHome here: californiahome.me/halloweenhome
  • You can also enter on Facebook (look for the “Halloween Home” tab on our profile page), Twitter or Instagram. You must use the hashtag #HalloweenHome and be sure to tag or mention @CBCalifornia (Instagram) or @CB_California (Twitter)
  • Enter once from October 1 through November 1

The winner will be drawn on November 2 and notified that week, just in time to deck their halls for the holidays with a $500 Pottery Barn gift card.

Need some inspiration before posting your photo? Watch our CaliforniaHome.me blog, Facebook.com/CBCalifornia or follow us on Twitter or Instagram for posts to come.

Here’s to Halloween and the place we call home.

#HalloweenHome