Young people in grades 6-12 are encouraged to bring pumpkins for display to the Augusta Public Library starting Friday, Oct.11 during business hours. Any medium or combinations can be used for designs.
Designers are asked, however, not to cut the pumpkins. Real or artificial pumpkins can be used. It is not necessary to o create a traditional Jack-O-Lantern face to enter - consider options like shapes, landscapes or other scenes or chose something from a favorite story - whatever you want as long as it's cool. Just make sure it's family friendly and not obscene, offensive, suggestive or inappropriate (these creations will be disqualified).
Judging will be held after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 and first and second place awards will be chosen. The pumpkins will be displayed until October 30, in the Young Adult room at the Library. For questions please contact Kelli at the Augusta Public Library 775-2681.
Choose your canvas well - Consider your design before selecting your pumpkin. Do you need a small, medium, large or extra-large pumpkin? Should it be plump and round, tall and thin, or some other shape? Do you need a big stem, small stem or no stem at all?
Be sure to give your Jack-O-Lantern a personality - scary, fun, wacky or just plain awesome!
Don't forget to accessorize - does your Jack-O-Lantern needs arms and legs? How about a hat or full costume? Remember to get creative.
Consider what tools and other materials you'll need to finish your creation...it doesn't have to be 100-percent duct tape!
Most importantly, don't forget to clean the dirt off your pumpkin before you begin and allow it to fully dry. Doing this will help the material stick better to your pumpkins.