The Eccles Art Center Create Art Contest is open to artists interested in carving or creating original art on a pumpkin.  The original art may not be from a kit or include copyrighted images. Artist shall provide their own pumpkins or pumpkins may be picked up at the Eccles Art Center October 17 & 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. A pre-registration entry fee of $5/pumpkin will be collected for pumpkins picked up in advance.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019 you can create your pumpkin on-site at the Eccles Art Center beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Tables and trash cans will be made available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for those wishing to create their pumpkin at the art center.  Artists will need to provide their own tools, aprons, and embellishments.

Entry fees of $5/carved pumpkin will be collected (unless the pre-registration fee has been paid).  Artist are limited to three entries. Entry fees are used for purchasing pumpkins, prize money, and publicity and are non-refundable.

Works will be accepted at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson, Ogden on October 19th between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m.  Judging will occur between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.  with the public invited to view the pumpkin creations for a crawl between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.  Awards will be posted during the crawl. Awards will be presented in two categories: Youth ages 4 through 14; Adult ages 15 and above.  A grand prize: $200 will be awarded, and three honorable mentions of $100 will be awarded in each category. Artist may retrieve their pumpkins after 8:00 p.m. of October 19, 2019.  Unclaimed pumpkins will be disposed of at the Eccles Art Center staff’s discretion.

Family, friends and the public are invited to participate in a complimentary pumpkin crawl on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Pumpkins will be lit and displayed around the grounds of the Eccles Art Center’s historic home.