Fifth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Posted By:  Sheila Grier
Date Posted:  9/23/2021

1st place: Seymour, Splat the Cat  |  2nd place: Baby Discworld, The Light Fantastic  |  3rd place: Gerald and Piggy, We Are in a Book
Honorable mentions: Calvin and HobbesCalvin and Hobbes Vol. 1, Little E, Little Excavator

Thanks to everyone who participated!


Rules from the 2021 Contest

Bring your favorite storybook character to life for Deschutes Public Library’s Fifth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Bedazzle, draw, paint, feather, or dress up your pumpkin to fill our patch on display at all Library locations. It’s easy and fun for the whole family.

Important dates:

  • October 12–16: Deliver your pumpkin, with a completed entry form, to any Deschutes Public Library location during regular hours. Entry forms available online and at your library. No late or early submissions, please.
  • October 19–27: Vote online for your favorite pumpkin beginning October 19 at Voting closes Wednesday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m. (One vote per person, please)
  • October 29: Winners announced at 11:00 a.m. (The winners receive a library swag bag.)
  • November 3: Retrieve your pumpkin by 5:00 p.m. (Remaining are discarded.)


  • Pumpkins must be inspired by a book or a character from a book
  • Participants may draw or paint on pumpkins, and attach/glue objects, paper, or materials of any kind.
  • Pumpkins may NOT be carved, cut, or hollowed out.
  • No candles, electrical devices, or vulgarity of any kind is permitted.
  • Complete both halves of the entry form. Entry forms available online and at your library.
  • One entry per person

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