Pumpkin Painting Competition

Big Horizontal Photo - Pumpkins

This year we invite you to join in the competition! Design your pumpkin to be as silly or scary as you like and let your fellow community members decide who’s created the most genius gourd!



Here’s how it works: 


1 - Create a pumpkin anytime between now and October 22 to fit the theme of Mythical Creatures; think Big Foot, Dragon, Fairy, Goblin, etc.  
2 - Submit a photo or two of your creation that best highlight its features, and follow all rules (below).  
3 - Display your mythical gourd creature in your home or business for as long as you’d like! 

Rules:


  • Decorate 1 pumpkin (full size) with paint, stickers, or other craft materials to fit the mythical creature theme. Sorry, no carved pumpkins.
  • Please use good taste when designing your creation. Inappropriate or offensive submissions will not be accepted.
  • Email photos of your creation with creation name, your name, and contact information to parksandrecinfo@erieco.gov no later than 500p October 22.
  • One entry per household.
  • Pumpkin photos will be on display on the Erie Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for the duration of the competition. 
  • Voting will take place October 23-27.

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 BY 1200p, AND WILL RECEIVE A FESTIVE HALLOWEEN PRIZE PACK!

 

Tips & Tricks for Pumpkin Longevity

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- Choose a firm pumpkin, with no blemishes, and make sure the stem is firmly attached.
- Wash your pumpkin and store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated place, protected from frost.
- If you plan to paint your pumpkin, spray-paint it first for a solid base (other paint tends to flake off immediately).
- Do not poke objects directly into your pumpkin; it will cause it to rot sooner.


 For more information email, parksandrecinfo@erieco.gov.