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Vote for our pumpkin posers

Date Published: 02/11/2011

After an absence of a year, the (in)famous OF&G pumpkin carving competition has returned!

The idea was tentatively floated in the office last week and such was the enthusiasm in the response (from most quarters, anyway…) that we pressed on and, voila, here are the results!

The works of art that are the OF&G pumpkins
The works of art that are the OF&G pumpkins

The pumpkins were organic, sourced from our licensee, Mark Lea, right here in sunny Shropshire.

As ever there seems to have been an upswell of creativity – in fact one or two of them even have some kind of ‘cuteness’ about them – or is that just me?

When we did this the first time, the entries were very kindly judged by our friends in the editorial team at Farmers Weekly. They did a marvellous job and we were very grateful. Of course judging is subjective and the grumbles have rumbled on from some of our non-winners from the first competition.

So, this time we’re going all democratic and opening it up to a public vote. We’re not sure how long it will stay open and the outcome is, frankly, anyone’s guess. That said, we probably won’t keep it open more than a couple of days because, given the competitiveness this generates, we wouldn’t rule out one of the entrants finding and engaging ace computer hackers just to be sure of the result…

While it’s still going on though, why not chuck your hat into the ring by visiting this page and having a vote: It takes but a second.

May the best gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae¹ win!