Pumpkin Book Character Decorating Contest


Get ready for Halloween by showing off your favorite book character, in pumpkin form! This fun-filled contest is open to all ages! Decorate a pumpkin with non-perishable items to resemble your favorite book character for a chance to win an exciting prize! 

Age Categories:

  • 0-5 years.
  • 6-13 years.
  • 14-17 years.
  • 18+ years.


October 21-22, 2023: Pumpkin Drop-Off

  • All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2023.

October 23-26, 2023: Online Voting

  • Voting will close October 26 at 5pm. Winner of each category will be notified by email on October 27, 2023.

October 27-29, 2023: Pumpkin Pick-Up

  • Unclaimed pumpkins will be disposed of.

Entry Rules:

  • Entry must be inspired by a book or a book's character.
  • 1 character per entry. Multiple small pumpkins can be used to make 1 character.
  • One entry per person.
  • The artwork must be original and be created by the person whose name and age appears on the entry form.
  • The main component of the entry must be a pumpkin. Pumpkins can be real or fake.
  • Please do NOT carve or puncture the pumpkin in anyway.
  • Only Non-perishable products, items, or supplies may be used.
  • All entries must be submitted with a valid entry form by 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2023. No late entries will be accepted.
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