2008 Contest Grand Prize Winners



"The Man" pumpkin by Mannie Liscum                      "What A Mess" by Rich Newman         



2008 Contest Honorable Mentions




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You gave change a glowing endorsement...

If you think Halloween ghouls and goblins are frightening, try checking your 401K, or like, listening to NPR.  These uncertain times can be scarier than Dick Cheney in an Elmer Fudd costume, but one thing is for sure... we need change!

With the November 4th, 2008 election just days after Halloween, we thought: what better way to get the word out, and have some fun, than by carving a pumpkin that makes a statement!  Pumpkins can say more that just "boo!"  They can say "vote."

To give some encouragement, we ponied up a $270 prize for the best political pumpkin submitted.  One dollar for every electoral vote needed to win.

Choosing a winner was extremely difficult.  Every pumpkin that made our "Featured Submissions" list deserved to be there-- the creativity and artistry displayed was, without exception, incredible.  After counting hundreds of online votes and looking at the overall strength of each submission, we chose to split the Grand Prize between two pumpkins: "The Man" by Mannie Liscum from Columbia, MO and "What A Mess" by Rich Newman.

Congratulations to all.  You dug deep and found that your pumpkins indeed had the seeds of change!


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