These are the entries for our 2018 contest. What a fun batch of characters we had this year! Everyone was so creative! The pictures are not in any particular order, as far as the age category they were entered in.
This is our 3rd Pumpkin Decorating Contest! It’s been a lot of fun to see the creativity in our patrons of all ages! Here are the rules:
Pumpkins can be any size as long as they are NO BIGGER than a standard basketball.
Pumpkin design must depict a character from a book. Think Curious George, Scarlett O’Hara, Anne of Green Gables, etc.
Designers can use most craft supplies: paint, glitter, glue, paper, buttons, etc. PLEASE NO CARVING. The pumpkins will be on display for several days in the library. This is a decorating contest, not a carving contest.
Your entry must have your name, age/grade, phone number and either the book or a photocopy from the book used as your design inspiration.
Pumpkin entries can be brought to the library during regular hours Thursday October 25 through Saturday October 27. NO entries will be accepted after closing on October 27. Judging will be on Monday October 29 and winners will be announced then. All entries must be picked up by closing time, 8:00 pm, October 31st or they will be thrown away.
FOUR ENTRY CATEGORIES: Ages Pre-K~2nd grade, 3rd ~ 6th grade, 7th ~ 12th grade and, last but not least, Graduated Folk.
THE PRIZES: One prize will be offered per category for the best book/character representation.
Are you saving those padded envelopes and bubble wrap for us?
Remember the library would like to have those padded shipping envelopes that are everywhere this time of year. We can also use any bubble wrap that tumbles out of those shipping boxes. Whatever the size we can use them for shipping our DVDs and audio books around northeast Kansas and state wide. They really do help protect the cases and discs. Leave them in our drop box if you need to. Thank you for remembering us!
You’d be surprised at how quickly we go through these items when shipping our DVDs and audio books. Small boxes come in handy too when we have a stack of movies to send out. In cold weather, they need all the protection they can get!