Copywriter: Matt Roberts, Group Account Director, YouDirectories
There are a lot of talented pumpkin carvers out there and in this article we present some stunning and funny designs from our mystery shoppers and publisher/supplier contacts.
First Place – (Photo above) Elisa (or Eli) helped mummy and daddy make the pumpkins this year including a very clever cat pumpkin that looks like her top! WELL DONE ELI !
Elisa’s mummy, Hasnaa, carved the Owl in the main photo, shown close up above;
Elisa’s daddy, Robert, went a little crazy with some fabulous and very talented efforts (clown and Alien) and although they had to be destroyed after Elisa had a nightmare the night she saw her daddy’s scary artwork, it was the combined family efforts that wins first prize of £25.00
And the same pumpkins in the daytime proves they’re genuine.
Second Place – “Mr K” is the cool superhero name of Eileen’s 9-year-old. Mr K prefers to do a monster face than use a template. Excellent Pumpkin grimace Mr K. We look forward to what you create next year. But it wasn’t only Mr K’s Pumpkin that won second place…
It was a family effort again that won second place with Eileen’s original Tinkerbell Pumpkin created using a drill bit.
And Eileen’s second attempt of a very pretty pumpkin (isn’t Halloween supposed to be scary Eileen?). So, Eileen and Mr K win £15.00 for 2nd place.
Third Place – goes to Dani for this Batman and Superman inspired effort with crazy teeth pumpkin in the background. But this image alone wouldn’t have won without a little help from our furry legged friends…
Bat girl and Spider Dog to the rescue. Dani wins £5.00 for 3rd place.
Lucy and her son Tyler are missing Disney and carved a Mickey Mouse Pumpkin. Mum and son also carved Goofy, but the photos didn’t come out so well. However, this effort judged with photos that we can’t upload, wins a duplicate third place prize (technically 4th place) of £5.00. Well done Lucy and Tyler!
Group Account Director Award – Louisa’s boys were very keen for her to send their pumpkin efforts again this year. The glitter pumpkin on the left is the work of 3 year old Oliver. The scary face on the right is by 5 year old Benjamin! Well done Benjamin! They win the special Group Account Director award of £7.00
Louisa’s husband and Life-long Mansfield Town fan sneaked his own design in between the boys pumpkins late one night, a carefully crafted pumpkin showing he’s a real football fan (no prawn sandwiches for him on match day).
One of our favourite pumpkins for cuteness factor was submitted by Petra having first been drawn all over by her 3-year old. Very colourful.
Laura’s daughter Sophie age 3 years helped her mum make the cat pumpkin and was very insistent on how it should look (an agency creative director in the making there). Laura’s son Alfie, age 6 years, made the other pumpkin all by himself! Well done Alfie! And a very cute mini-pumpkin made by Alfie too. We’ll be sending mummy some equally cute finger puppets because we’ve run out of cash prizes.
Marie runs a creative and engaging blog and sent in the above. Excellent effort by Marie and family and worthy of highlighting here.
Jackie made her first pumpkin for ages after her children previously made them. Placed at the entrance to her house by the looks of it, this spooky chap will scare off trick or treat visitors!
Afra’s pumpkin is uniquely adorable. Made with her 11 year old daughter who absolutely loves owls, this ‘Owl Pumpkin’ with it’s slightly odd eyes will bring a light and a laugh to even the darkest night. And as Afra says, how many pumpkins do you see with feet? Well done all!
Hannah’s son Jaxon (with a little help from dad) carved this and clever mum made pumpkin soup for tea.
We end this year’s competition with a simple yet slightly sinister pair of pumpkins from Laura B.
Thanks to everyone who took part. Always remember if you’re making something anyway, give a competition a go, you might just win!
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