Online pumpkin contest

MANCHESTER – The public is invited to submit images of their delightfully decorated pumpkins this year to be entered into a competition to win a free Family Clay workshop or a Date night at the Pottery Studio.

To enter to win, a picture of the finished pumpkin must be posted to the Studio 550 Facebook page by 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, with #gourdeous and the decorator’s name and age. Winners in each category will be announced the following week.

Pumpkins may be decorated in any fashion. They may be carved, hollowed out, painted, dressed up, bedazzled, or embellished in any way. They can be funny, scary, goofy, classy – the sky is the limit. Judges love original creative work, so no decoration kits, please. Judges will be looking for craftsmanship, creativity, and overall impact, keeping in mind the age categories. Pumpkin size does not matter.

Grand prize for youth (younger than 14) is a Family Clay Workshop; grand prize for adults (15 and older) is a Date Night in the Pottery Studio for two.

For more information, contact 550 Arts at 232-5597 or, or stop by the shop at 550 Elm St.