Decorate those pumpkins and win prizes!

I am excited to announce my third annual pumpkin decorating contest! The last two years have been a lot of fun, and we have given away some great prizes for some awesome pumpkins.  Once again, I want to see what you can do! Send me pictures of your carved, painted, or otherwise decorated pumpkins.

Winner: 2016 Adult

Winner: 2016 Child



Winner: 2015 Adult


Winner: 2015 Child 

You can e-mail pictures to or upload to my Facebook business page:  Valesa Linnean, Your Guide to Alaska Real Estate.  See below for full contest rules.







Don’t like carving pumpkins? There are lots of other ways to decorate them!

Henna Pumpkin from

Henna Pumpkin from

We found several great ideas on Pinterest including using Henna to decorate your pumpkin and doing a Zentangle Pumpkin. I’ve also seen some very creative decorations using a drill, or dripping wax on the pumpkins.


Zentangle Pumpkin from 

There will be a separate kids category for children 8 and under plus an adult category and we will add a category for youth ages 9-13 if we receive at least 4 entries.  All entries are due by October 23rd.

Pictures will be posted on my Facebook page for voting starting October 24th. The finalists will be posted on October 27th for another round of voting. 

Winners will be announced November 2nd. The adult grand prize is a family movie night, which includes a gift card for dinner and 4 movie tickets! 2 entries per family. Please only send pictures of the pumpkin without any people, along with the age category of the person who decorated it.   

I look forward to seeing what you can do!

Special thanks to Lindsay Schram, loan originator with Residential Mortgage for providing the grand prize. You can find her on Facebook here:

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