1. There are two age categories: Jr. ages 13-17; and Adult ages 18 and above.  There are two contest competitions for each age category: 
    1. Carved Pumpkin Contest
    2. Decorated Pumpkin Contest. 
  2. Entry form must accompany all creations and filled out completely.  Please do not attach entry form to pumpkin.  Each entry will be assigned a number that corresponds with the entry form so judges will not know the identity of the artist.
  3. There is no registration fee.  It’s free!
  4. Entrants must be 13 years of age or older at time of entry.
  5. Pumpkins must be carved or decorated before 1 pm on the day of the event.
  6. Pumpkins with inappropriate subjects will not be judged or displayed.
  7. Must be real pumpkins or a member of the pumpkin family.  No artificial pumpkins.
  8. Pumpkin carvings or decorations can be original or from a kit.
  9. Carved Category:  Pumpkins must be carved.  No accessories may be used.  Lighting is allowed.  Decorated Category:  Anything goes.  Painting and accessories are a good idea.  
  10. Pumpkins that deteriorate or mold will be removed from display
  11. By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to the rules set forth by Sieda Community Action.  (Rules are subject to change, without notice)
  12. Pumpkins must be at Sieda booth on 3rd St. between 10am-1:00pm on day of event (October 25, 2014)
  13. Judging will occur at 2:00pm.
  14. Judges will be looking for the use of theme, imagination, originality, ingenious use of pumpkin, and quality of work.
  15. Winners will be announced at 3:30pm at Greater Ottumwa Park Stage, Shelter House.  Auction will occur after announcement of winners.
  16. Two winners will be announced in each category:  First Place and Second Place.  A “People’s Choice” award will also be presented as well as a “Best in Show” award.
  17. You can pick up your pumpkin after prizes are awarded or you can leave with Sieda Community Action to auction.

 Ottumwa Zombie Fest 2014 – Pumpkin Decorating Registration Form