Our annual pumpkin decorating contest is back! Stop by the Vortex to pick up a craft pumpkin beginning Monday, October 2. You can decorate your pumpkin here or at home. Turn in your finished project by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22.

Our staff will vote for our favorite and announce the winner on Thursday, October 26. The winner will receive a $15 gift card! This contest is only open to teens in grades 6–12.

Need Help with Your Design?

If you’re seeking inspiration for your pumpkin, we can help! Attend our DIY Pumpkin Decorating event on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m. to start decorating your craft pumpkin. We’ll have all the supplies you need to get started!

You can also check out some of last year’s submissions below, or look at these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas.

2023 Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Fountaindale Public Library