Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Help the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) raise awareness and have fun while doing it. Participants of all ages are invited to participate in NYSCADV’s Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Who: Anyone! Participants of any age can decorate a pumpkin and submit an entry into the contest. Registrants can select their appropriate age category when submitting their pumpkin.
What: Due to COVID-19 considerations, the event is being held virtually this year. Participants can decorate pumpkins at home and submit a registration form and photograph of the decorated pumpkin to enter the contest.
Where: Participants’ homes or at the location of your choosing. Please practice recommended social distancing if gathering in a group to decorate your pumpkins with friends/family.
When: You are encouraged to decorate, photograph and register your pumpkin entry anytime during October. Contest voting will take place October 27 through November 1. Winners will be announced on November 2.
Why: Not only is this a fun activity to express creativity and celebrate Halloween festivities, but participating in the contest provides vital financial support for NYSCADV’s work, focused on preventing domestic violence and supporting domestic violence service providers and survivors throughout the state of New York. Prizes will be awarded to top entries!
How: Decorate a pumpkin, submit your registration and photograph of your pumpkin, and share it with your network to get votes! It’s fun and easy!
Purple Pumpkin Award: $100 Visa gift card + NYSCADV purple swag gift bag
This award will be given to the pumpkin of any age category that has the most creative purple theme. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness, so we want to recognize a pumpkin that exemplifies this theme. The winner of this category will be selected by the NYSCADV staff team.
Age Group Category Winners: $30 Visa gift card
There will be a winner in age of the 4 age groups: 0-5, 6-12, 13-18, 19+. The winner of each age category is the pumpkin that receives the most "likes" or "love" reactions via Facebook voting.
Contest Registration & Voting Process
Registration is only $10 if you register by October 15! Use the code 21EARLYBIRD at checkout to get early bird pricing! Register early, save money, and enter your pumpkin later in the month! Early bird registration rates end on October 15, at which time registration will be $15 per entry.
After completing this registration form, please remember to submit a high-resolution photograph of the decorated pumpkin via the submission form that will be sent to you upon event registration.
Photographs will be uploaded to the contest album for the appropriate age group. All contest albums will be located on the NYSCADV Facebook page. Voting will also take place on Facebook.
Voting will take place from October 27 - November 1. To vote:
- Anyone can cast a vote by simply “liking” the NYSCADV page, and “liking” the photo. Each “like” equals one vote.
- Voting ends at 5 pm on November 1. The photo with the most “likes” in each of the four age categories is the winner of that respective age category.
Winners will be announced on the NYSCADV Facebook page on November 2. In addition to the four age group winners, a Purple Pumpkin award will be given to the pumpkin of any age category that has the most creative purple theme. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness, so we want to recognize a pumpkin that exemplifies this theme. The winner of this category will be selected by the NYSCADV staff team.
Please also visit the NYSCASDV website for updates and additional event resources.
Thank you for your support!
NYSCADV would like to thank our event sponsors for their generous support of the contest!
Purple Pumpkin Sponsors:
Pumpkin Patch Sponsors:
Sponsorship in memory of Robert Sirotkin