Halloween Journal Challenge
Greetings ghosts and ghouls – enter if you dare!!
Welcome to the annual #HalloweenJournalChallenge, where we celebrate all things autumnal and spooky in the pages of our journals.
Scroll down to find out more about the most recent year’s daily Halloween journaling challenge and YouTube creator collaboration. You can also download the official Halloween Journal Challenge printable prompts here, as well as discover a special discount code for spooky stickers!
What is the Halloween Journal Challenge?
The Halloween Journal Challenge (or HJC) is an annual creative journaling challenge that I host (on Instagram and YouTube) every single October. It’s is a creative, spooky, communal celebration of all things art journaling and Halloween – it really is the best time of the year!
About the Challenge:
There is one prompt for every day in October. Interpret each prompt in your journal, using whichever medium or style you’d like. Create a page every single day or dip in and out of the prompts as you please – it’s up to you!
Share your work using the hashtag(s) #HalloweenJournalChallenge #HJC23 so the HJC community can all find and support each other’s spooky work. As many entries as possible will be shared on @InspiringJournals to over 100K followers!
Remember the most important rule: Enjoy yourself!
Apply to be part of the #HalloweenJournalChallenge 2024 collaboration:
Next year (Oct 2024) will be the seventh year I’m hosting the annual Halloween Journal Challenge, I’d love to celebrate by hosting a ‘journal hop’ style YouTube Collaboration where 30 wonderful creators join together to bring you a journaling video for every prompt of the challenge! This will be similar to the collaboration I hosted for the Halloween Journal Challenge 2023, which you can find here.
If have a YouTube channel where you post art/journaling videos and you’d like to put your name in for consideration to join the 2024 HalloweenJournalChallenge collaboration, please fill out this form.
When are the journal prompts released?
A new and exciting list of Halloween journaling prompts is released in September on @inspiringjournals, @kia.creates and @kia.spooks, ready for those who’d like to participate in the journaling challenge to get acquainted with the prompts before we begin the challenge on October 1st.
How does the journal challenge work?
Usually, the HJC consists of 31 creative journaling prompts, one to follow along with for every day in October!
The idea is to interpret the daily prompts in your own way, creating a single page or double spread in your journal based on each prompt, using whatever medium or style you’d like. Whether you’re into bullet journaling, creative journaling, sketchbooking, scrapbooking or something else. You can interpret the Halloween journal prompts in your usual style or use them to experiment with new journaling styles.
Sharing is caring!
Most participants share their journal spreads on Instagram using the hashtag #HalloweenJournalChallenge so we can all find inspiration and support each other’s work. There’s a lovely sense of a cozy Halloween journaling community throughout October, and it’s growing every year! Many HJC entries are reshared on @inspiringjournals, where over 100k journal-loving followers can find and interact with them.
The 31st October journal flip through tradition…
On the last day of October, it’s a HJC tradition for the final prompt to be “Flip through”. This is a chance for participants to upload a video flipping through all the amazing art they’ve created for the challenge! The community gets really excited to see each other’s work encompassed like this, it’s an amazing chance to look back & be proud of everything we’ve created.
The most important rule…
Let yourself enjoy it! Yes, this is supposed to be a challenge, but it is also supposed to be inspiring and fun, so I always encourage participants to take their time if you need to. (It’s almost tradition at this point for me to be the last one to finish the prompts even though I’m the host, haha!)