Franklin County 4-H Pumpkin Decorating, Carving & Story Contest

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Join us for the Franklin County 4-H Pumpkin Contest!

The contest is open to youth ages 5-18 (as of January 1).

See the flyer below for the official contest rules.

Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20th.

If you have any questions please contact Meg Wyatt, Franklin County 4-H Agent, meg_wyatt@ncsu.edu or by calling 919-496-3344.

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Franklin County 4-H Pumpkin Carving, Decorating & Story Contest Flyer information , submission and rules link

How to participate:

  • Each participant will create their pumpkin project at home using their own pumpkin & supplies
  • To participate, youth will have to complete a Google form registration and upload up to 3 pictures of their pumpkin.
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on October 20, 2023.
  • Pumpkins will be judged. Winners will be announced on October 27, 2023.
  • Prizes to 1st-3rd place winners. Cloverbuds will receive a small goodie bag.
  • official rules

Age Divisions

(age as of January 1)

    • Cloverbud (5-7 years old)
    • 8-10 years old
    • 11-13 years old
    • 14-18 years old

Categories

  • Original Carving (no template)
  • Decoration Only (nocarving)
  • Original Carving PLUS character
    story/poem (no template)
  • Only 1 pumpkin can be entered per 4-H’er and can only be entered in 1 category.

Submissions due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 20th to: