2021 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest Results

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Contest Results

Posted 9/30/21

1st Place Pumpkin Carving

carved pumpkin

Pumpkin Decorating: Ages 5-7 1st Place

pirate pumpkin

Pumpkin Decorating: Ages 5-7 2nd Place

pink pumpkin

Pumpkin Decorating: Ages 5-7 3rd Place

Avengers Pumpkin

Pumpkin Decorating: Ages 8-10 1st Place

spa pumpkin

Pumpkin Decorating: Ages 11-13 1st Place

ice cream pumpkin

Yancey County 4-H is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest for all 4-H’ers ages 5-18! Youth must be a 4-H member to participate in the contest. Not a member? Joining is free and easy! Register as a 4-H member. Entries are due to the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County office by Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5 p.m.! Read below for categories and rules.

If you need assistance securing materials for this contest, please let Jordan know.

Enter the contest!


  • Pumpkin carving – youth can carve any type of pumpkin or gourd
  • Pumpkin decorating – decoration ONLY; youth can attach any appropriate item to their choice of pumpkin (paint, ribbon, markers, sequins, etc.)

Age Divisions

Each category will have the following age divisions:

  • Cloverbud – 5-7 years old
  • 8-10 years old
  • 11-13 years old
  • 14-18 years old

Age division is determined by the youth’s age on January 1, 2021.


  • Pumpkin must be completed by the 4-H’er
  • One pumpkin per 4-H’er
  • Any type of pumpkin or gourd may be used

Prizes will be awarded to the First Prize of each category and age division. Judges’ decisions are final. Judging will be completed without 4-H’er names attached. Photos of the winning pumpkins and youth first name and age category will be posted on the Yancey County 4-H Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 1.