ITC Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Competition

    Halloween in 2020 with COVID19 is going to be a bit different this year with the emphasis being on family fun and limiting the number of houses approached for trick or treating.

    ITC wants to get the whole family involved with a Pumpkin Carving or Decorating Comp.  Decorate or Carve a Pumpkin put it out the front of your house.

    Several local businesses are coming on board to provide prizes in the following categories:

      • Under 5 years Decorated Only
      • 6 – 12 years Decorated Only
      • 13 – 17 years Carved or Decorated
      • Over 18/Adult Carved Only
      • Family Entry Carved or Decorated

    Prizes include vouchers/app credits from Chargrill Charlies Lane Cove, Bakers Delight Lane Cove and Centro Lane Cove West. 

    Carved Pumpkins

    Go to town and carve a pumpkin that shows your artistic skills.

    Decorated Pumpkins

    If you would like some inspiration on how to decorate a pumpkin and some of the ideas are amazing, from painting to decorating with little LED lights.

    If you are decorating a pumpkin – you can choose to use a real pumpkin or a fake/artificial pumpkin (i.e. pumpkins you can get from an art store or dollar shop to decorate)

    Check out this article on pumpkin decorating and get inspired.

    Photo Credit Mike Garten http://www.mikegarten.com/blog.html

     How Do I Get Involved?

    Carve or Decorate a Pumpkin, enter via the online form, submit a photo of your carved or decorated Pumpkin.  We will put all the photos in a Facebook Photo Album and people can also vote on the people’s choice.

    Read terms and conditions here

    The competition commences at 7.00 am (AEST) on 20 October 2020 and entries must be registered by 11.59 pm (AEST) on 31 October 2020.  Winners will be announced on 2 November 2020

    ITC Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Comp

    ITC Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Comp
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    Best Pumpkins To Carve

    Some pumpkins are specially grown to carve, and they are available in Lane Cove at Centro Lane Cove West (who are providing a prize) and usually Woolies and Coles.

    People’s Choice

    Entries will be added to an album on our In the Cove Facebook page and the photo that gets the most likes will win a People’s Choice Award.

    NSW Health Guidelines if You are Trick or Treating if you are going out

    • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 this Halloween, stay home and give trick-or-treating a miss this year. Get tested immediately
    • Keep it local by staying in your street rather than going to well-known “treat streets” that attract crowds.
    • Celebrate outside, don’t go to people’s front door
    • Stay in small household groups (for example a supervising adult and children from the same household) rather than groups of young people together. Remember, no more than 20 people can gather outside in a public place.
    • Stay 1.5 meters away from people you don’t live with
    • Only take treats that are individually wrapped.
    • Use a disposable bag to collect your treats, and dispose of it appropriately afterwards.
    • Don’t share your treats with others from different households.
    • Don’t share costumes or costume face masks.
    • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it often, especially after touching common surfaces.

    NSW Health Guidelines If You are Providing Treats

    • Do not hand out treats or have a treat bowl.  Have treats placed along your fence line for kids to come and grab their own.
    • Do not have kids come to your door – strictly a front yard event.
    • Have hand sanitiser available at your house.
    • Practice social distancing.
    • Remember you are only allowed 20 people on your property at one time, and NSW Police said they would be enforcing this rule – so no big Halloween Parties.
    • All treats should be individually wrapped treats.

    Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Competition How To Enter (“Pumpkin Carving Comp”)

    All entries in the Pumpkin Carving Comp will be judged by a panel of appointed judges reviewing the submitted photos.

    Judging will take place on 1st November 2020 and winners will be announced on 2 November 2020.

    Judging will be based on the following key factors:

    • The originality of the Pumpkin
    • Layout and Design of Pumpkin
    • A pumpkin can be carved or decorated depending on the category you are entering as set out below – clause 5.  If you are decorating a pumpkin, you can use a real pumpkin or a fake/artificial pumpkin.

    The Judging Panel will consist of a member of the community and a member of the ITC team.

    Competition Terms & Conditions 

    1. Information on how to enter forms part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    2. The promoter is the In the Cove, ABN 84 090 011 733, P O Box 1064 Lane Cove NSW.
    3. The competition commences at 7.00 am (AEST) on 20 October 2020 and entries must be registered by 11.59 pm (AEST) on 31st October 2020.
    4. Entry to the Pumpkin Carving Comp is free.
    5. Entrants must nominate the category they are entering, which is:
      • Under 5 years Decorated Only
      • 6 – 12 years Decorated Only
      • 13 – 17 years Carved or Decorated
      • Over 18/Adult Carved Only
      • Family Entry Carved or DecoratedIf you are decorating a pumpkin you can use a real pumpkin or a fake/artificial pumpkin.
    6. All entries must be located in the Lane Cove Local Government Area.
    7. Members of the Judging Panel members, Sponsors, In the Cove employees or their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
    8. All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the Judging Panel, whose decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
    9. At the Judging Panel’s discretion entries may be judged in categories other than the one entered.
    10. Entrants must send their best shot of their Carved or Decorated Pumpkin display completing the online form.
    11. First Prize and Second Prize will be awarded for each category.  First Prize is valued at $50 and includes vouchers or credit apps from Chargrill Charlies, Bakers Delight and/or Centro Lane Cove West.  Second Prize is valued at $25.00 and includes vouchers or credit apps from Chargrill Charlies, Bakers Delight and/or Centro Lane Cove West.  Other prize categories may be included at the discretion of the promotor.
    12. People’s Choice Award will be decided by the number of likes on the photo of your pumpkin on ITC’s Facebook Page Pumpkin Carving Photo Album. The People’s Choice is valued at $50 and includes vouchers or credit apps from Chargrill Charlies, Bakers Delight and/or Centro Lane Cove West.
    13. Pumpkin owners agree to allow their displays to be photographed by In the Cove or by the general public. Photographs may be reproduced in In the Cove for promotional material to be used by In the Cove at its discretion.
    14. If requested, a successful applicant will also be available or willing to make a representative available for publicity purposes.
    15. All entrants will be entered into the ‘People’s Choice’ category and agree to have their photo and displayed on social media/website for judging.
    16. Applicants will be required to submit a completed Carved or Decorated Pumpkin Competition Application Form by the due date.
    17. In the Cove, nor the parties or sponsors involved, will accept any responsibility or will be liable for any injury, loss or damage to an entrant’s property as a result of participation in the Pumpkin CarvingCompetition.
    18. Winners will be announced on In the Cove Facebook Page on 2nd November 2020 at 7.30 pm.
    19. This is a game of skill, not chance.
    20. If details of this competition are posted on Instagram/Facebook Participation in this competition assumes the acceptance of the Instagram/Facebook terms and conditions.
    21. By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Instagram/Facebook from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
    22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook/Instagram.

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