2020 Greenwich CT Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Now that October is here, pick out the perfect pumpkin and get it all dressed up for the season!

Greenwich Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Greenwich Arts Council, are excited to present the 2020 Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

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Additional Information

This virtual contest will be for the best-decorated pumpkin! Pick out the perfect pumpkin, dress it up, and take a photo and you'll be eligible to win a prize from sponsor Valley Pediatrics.

Photo submissions must be sent via e-mail to: ptroiano@greenwichct.org and include: Title and picture(s) of pumpkin(s), full name(s) of decorator(s), and home address.

Deadline to submit photos: Friday, November 6. Contest open to Greenwich residents only.

Prizes awarded by Valley Pediatrics! The Town reserves the right to use photos in Town media.

A Few Guidelines for the 2020 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • Pumpkins may not be carved or hollowed out.
  • Objects, paper and materials of any kind may be pinned or glued to pumpkins.
  • Participants may also draw or paint on their entries or dress them up.
  • Again, do not carve or hollow out your pumpkin.
  • No electrical device may be used as part of any entry.
  • Each photo entry must have a title.
  • There is to be minimal parental help decorating the pumpkin.
  • No pre-purchased pre-decorated pumpkins will be allowed to enter the contest
  • One photo entry per household.

Some Helpful Tips

  • Choose a firm pumpkin, with no blemishes, and make sure the stem is firmly attached.
  • Use acrylic paint if you wish to paint your pumpkin.
  • First wash your pumpkin under running water.
  • Store your pumpkin in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place, protected from frost.
  • Use a glue gun and straight pins to attach decorations to your pumpkin.

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Featured image: Pumpkin painted by Charlene Taubert of NewEnglandInnkeeper.com


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