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Enter the News-Journal's Great Jack-O'-Lantern Contest

From Staff Reports
Oct. 6, 2012 at 11 p.m.


Does this make it look easy? Do you think you've got award-winning pumpkin-carving skills? Then enter the News-Journal's Great Jack-o'-Lantern Contest and see how you stack up against other East Texas gourd artisans.

You'll get to see your jack-o'-lantern professionally photographed and displayed on our website and in the newspaper, and you may be named the king or queen of pumpkins for 2012! Here's how:

Plan to carve your pumpkin so you can bring it to the News-Journal offices at 320 N. Methvin St. from 9 a.m. to noon the morning of Oct. 20.

Pumpkins will be photographed, and the photos posted to news-journal.com for reader voting beginning Oct. 22. Online voting will continue through Oct. 26.

Your jack-o'-lantern will be available to be picked up beginning Oct. 22 so you can display it at home.

Halloween is Oct. 31, and we will publish photos of the second- and first-runners up in our Oct. 29 and 30 editions. The photo of the winning pumpkin will be published in our print edition the morning of Halloween.

A completed entry form, which will be printed regularly in the News-Journal beginning Monday or can be downloaded <a href="http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/news-journal.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/99/b99dafbe-1929-11e2-af4c-0019bb2963f4/5080079fd3d23.pdf.pdf" target="_blank">by clicking here</a>, must accompany each entry. Pumpkins without entry forms attached will not be accepted.

Here's what you'll need to be ready to tell us on the form:

<ul> <li>Jack-o'-lantern name.</li> <li>Entrant's name.</li> <li>Entrant's mailing address.</li> <li>Daytime phone number and cell phone number.</li> <li>Email address.</li> </ul>

And, keep watching the News-Journal for more information on prizes.

Most importantly, have a gourd, er, good time!

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