Hometown Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The HomeTown News and the Stephanie Younger Group have teamed up this month to host two fun, family-friendly contests just in time for Halloween!

Pumpkin Contest

First up, make sure to carve out some time this month to participate in the Hometown Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Pick out the perfect pumpkin and get creative as you decorate, carve or paint your jack -o’-lantern to create a ghoulish design that is scary, silly or unique!

Community members can enter the contest by emailing a photo of their spooktacular creation to westchesterhometown@yahoo.com by Monday, October 26 at 5 p.m. Please include your name, age category, address and phone number.

All of the photos received will be uploaded to our virtual pumpkin patch on facebook.com/thehtn where the community can vote for their favorites in the following categories: Elementary School (K-5); Middle School (6-8); High School (9-12); Adult (18+); and Family entry. Voting will take place October 27 through October 30. The entry with the most likes in each of the five categories will receive a $50 gift card to The Book Jewel courtesy of the Stephanie Younger Group! The winners will be announced on the HomeTown News and the Stephanie Younger Group’s social media pages on Halloween.


Costume Contest

No matter what your Halloween plans are this year, we want to see your costumes! Share your photos on social media to enter a Hometown Halloween Costume Contest! To participate, post a photo on your Facebook or Instagram page by November 1st at noon.

For photos posted on Instagram, follow and tag  @thehometownnews and @stephanieyoungergroup and use the hashtag #htnhalloween and #syghalloween.

For photos posted on Facebook, follow and tag @thehtn and @stephanieyounger and use the hashtag #htnhalloween and #syghalloween.

You can also email us your photos at westchesterhometown@yahoo.com.

Three winners will be chosen at random on the week of November 2 and will receive a $50 gift card courtesy of the Stephanie Younger Group.

Submissions will be featured in an online photo gallery and some of our favorites will be featured in the November edition of the HomeTown News!

Contest Rules
  1. The contests are open to Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista or Marina del Rey residents of all ages and students who attend schools in these areas.
  2. Participants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent/legal guardian and have entry submitted by parents.
  3. You may only submit 1 entry per contest, per individual.
  4. Pumpkin Decorating: Pumpkin must be decorated this year and the entry can either include just the pumpkin or the participant holding their pumpkin. If your school and/or organization is holding a Pumpkin Decorating Contest, you can also use that entry for this contest, just please send an original photo.

By submitting your photos, the HomeTown News and the Stephanie Younger Group may use the photos in print and online. Any entry deemed not suitable for consideration due to objectionable content may be rejected.

Posted October 2020.