Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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Enter YPL’s Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Decorate a pumpkin as a book character or with a literary theme.

October 16 to October 21: Drop off your pumpkin at the Children's Desk and fill out an entry form. One entry per person.

October 23 to October 28: All pumpkins will be on display in the Children’s Department. Stop by and vote for your favorite pumpkin! 

Winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate.


Contest Rules:

  • The library cannot accept carved pumpkin submissions. Only painted and/or decorated whole pumpkin submissions may be entered into the contest.
  • One winner will be chosen from each of the following age categories:
    1. young kids (ages 7 and under)
    2. tween (ages 8-12)
    3. teens (ages 13-17)
    4. adults (ages 18 and up) 
  • All pumpkins must be picked up by 5pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of.

For more information, please contact Renee Rabadi Santana at 914-375-7958 or rrabadi@ypl.org.