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The Key Largo Branch Library invites you to Enter our Extraordinary Gourd Contest

Extraordinary Gourd Contest

Enter the Extraordinary Gourd Contest!

Email entries accepted October 13 – 28th.
Winners announced October 29th.
You decide what makes your pumpkin/gourd extraordinary!!
Is it because it’s decorated like a spooky goblin or bedazzled like a shimmering mermaid? Or maybe like a book character?
Whatever it is make it Extraordinary!!
You can carve your gourd/pumpkin (except for the littles), use paint, markers, glitter, fabric, lace etc. Use your imagination.
Please allow kids to design and complete their own creations.
Age Groups
0-4 | 5-8 | 9-13 | 14-17  | 18 years and up
To enter:
Take a photo and email it to
In the body of the email, include the name or title of the pumpkin/gourd, artist’s name, age group and phone number.
Participating in the contest gives permission for the Key Largo Library to publish pictures of the pumpkin/gourd, artist’s name and age group.
Judging will be done by the public on Key Largo Library’s Facebook page
Winners will receive a gift certificate from a local shop.
Key Largo Branch of the Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Key Largo Library are contest sponsors.

Extraordinary Gourd Contest Flyer