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Corey Bechtold

1st Annual HSO Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Corey Bechtold

Fun, fun, fun!!! This is a contest where creativity will reign supreme. There is a youth and adult contest and the winners will be chosen by HotSpot Outdoors Pro Staff. What we are looking for is a pumpkin carving relating to the great outdoors. Deer, Fish, Wildlife, nature scenes or anything relating to great outdoors. Try and get the kids involved as much as possible. If we have good success this might become an annual event. Here is what you need to do...

1)Get a pumpkin and carve it out.

2)Create your design and cut it out.

3)Take a digital photo and display it in the “Pumpkin Carvings” link in the Photo Sharing forum. If possible try and take a photo at night with a candle or light in the pumpkin. Be sure to note if the pumpkin was carved by a youth or adult. If possible take the photo with your child and their pumpkin.

4)On the photo be sure to include your e-mail address so the winners can be notified.

There will be a first, second and third place for each division.

Be sure to have fun and good luck to all,

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Corey Bechtold

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Corey Bechtold

Here is an example. These pumpkins were carved last year and Cole had to have a fish on his. grin.gif

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Have fun,

Corey Bechtold

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Matt Johnson

Is that a crappie chasing a Power Minnow? grin.gif

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Corey Bechtold

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You got it!

Get carving Matt!

Corey Bechtold

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Wiskers

Here are ours.. they were so big I put them on the roof so the kids do not trash them right away. Nothing special but fun for the kids.

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harvey lee

Cory

What is the deadline for this to be posted.I should have them done by Sunday evening.

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Corey Bechtold

Lets try and have them posted by November 5th so we can try and get them judged by November 10th.

Happy pumpkins,

Corey Bechtold

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Northlander

What ever happened with this? Who won what?

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