Join our virtual Create a Character Pumpkin Contest!

Our annual pumpkin contest will look a little different this year, but it is ON! Turn a pumpkin into your favorite book character using paints, markers, yarn, paper, fabric, buttons…anything you like! 

How to enter our virtual contest

  1. Take two photos – one of the pumpkin by itself and another with you and your pumpkin.
  2. Send both photos to using your school email account.
  3. In your email message, be sure to include your name, grade and the pumpkin character’s name.

The deadline to enter the contest is 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

The contest is open to all Menands students. Winners will be selected from each grade level. All students in grades K-8 may vote for their favorite pumpkin at each grade level. In honor of Election Day, voting will begin on Tuesday, November 3. All votes, to be submitted using Google forms, must be cast by 3 p.m. on Friday, November 6.

We can’t wait to see what our students come up with this year!