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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 first-ever Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! 

The contest will be held virtually due to COVID-19 health concerns. Even during these challenging times, we can come together to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

How to Participate 

This year’s virtual pumpkin decorating contest gives you the flexibility to participate wherever and whenever it is most convenient for you. You can decorate your pumpkin any time before voting begins on October 21.  

Contest Registration  

It's easy to sign up and get involved! Register Today 

All proceeds from this event support NYSCADV’s work to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence. For more information about NYSCADV’s work on coalition building, prevention, advocacy, policy development and training/technical assistance, click here.  

Voting & Prizes 

Voting will take place the week of October 21-28, 2020. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to vote for your pumpkin!  

Each pumpkin submission will be entered into the appropriate age category of the participant (ages 0-5, 6-12, 13-18, 19+). 

Prizes will be awarded to the winners! There will be a winner for each of the 4 age categories based on the pumpkin that receives the highest number of votes. 

Additionally, there will be a Purple Pumpkin Award. 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.  

Thank you for your support! 


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