Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC)
Emillie Dombrowski
Art Education Specia
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Date: October 1st - October 27th, 2020

This Fall, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) challenges the Auburn community to see who can create a masterpiece out of a fall favorite, the pumpkin, with the JDCAC Pumpkin Competition. Entries will be accepted Oct. 1-27.

Inspired by this past summer's Sidewalk Chalk Challenge, the Pumpkin Competition submissions must include a short description that includes the inspiration for the piece. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in these categories: Most Creative, Best Mixed Media Effects, Best Carve, and Best Children’s Work. Examples and ideas can be found at auburnarts.org.

No entry fee is required, and registration is encouraged. You can find a registration application by emailing edombrowski@auburnalabama.org or visiting auburnarts.org and auburnalabama.org/arts. Registration will also take place at Auburn Parks and Recreation’s Harvest Market on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m.-noon at Town Creek Park. Individuals, families, children, and businesses may apply.

The JDCAC is partnering with the Auburn Arts Association (AAA) the hold the competition. All pumpkin creations must be received no later than Tuesday, Oct. 27, by 5 p.m. Judging will take place on Oct. 28 and 29, and winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 30, on the AAA’s Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded. Guidelines and information as well as an application to participate are available at auburnarts.org or auburnalabama.org/arts.