The Olney Community Library and Arts Center invites children, teens and adults to participate in its 33rd annual Pumpkin Contest. The contest is divided into five levels of competition:
Group 1: Children in pre-school through second grade who are unassisted by an adult. Hot glue applications are allowed, otherwise No adult help at all.
Group 2: Children in third through fifth grades who are unassisted by an adult. No adult help at all.
Group 3: Children in pre-school through fifth grade who ARE helped by an adult or a sibling/child above fifth grade.
Group 4: Students in sixth through 12th grades. Centerpieces also accepted in this category.
Group 5: Adults. Centerpieces also accepted in this category.
Pumpkins entered cannot be carved or cut into in any way and all entries must be on some type of base, such as cardboard.
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity and workmanship. In categories where there is no adult assistance, entries will be judged on the child's own ingenuity.
Entries may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 21-24; from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; and from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. on Oct. 28. Winners will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 29. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in each category, with a special place for Best of Show.
For complete rules and other details, visit the library or call Carol Vorel at (940) 564-5513 for more information.
All entries must be picked up by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, or they will be disposed of by library staff.