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pumpkin-carvingsThey say good looks are all in the smile. Misshapen eyes and and crooked noses help too.

It’s the second week of the Port City Daily pumpkin carving contest and we’re still looking for entries. Port City Daily, along with its sister stations, 93.7 and 106.3 FM The Dude and 98.3 FM The Penguin, want to show off your squash sculptures with recognition and prizes.

Send photos of your pumpkin carvings, along with a name and age of the carver, for us to share with our readers. The best carvings in two age categories — over 15 years old and, 15 years old and under — will be put to our readers during the week prior to Halloween for a vote.

Send via email to

Tag us on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #PCDpumpkins 

Submit them through our Facebook page

The best pumpkins in the 15 and under category will win a family four pack to Battle House Tactical Laser Tag. The best pumpkin in the over 15 category will win a $200 gift certificate to The Seasoned Gourmet.

Send enough photos to show all of your pumpkin’s details. Include your name, age, and city/town of residence, which will be published with your photos.

You may submit multiple pumpkin photos, but only the two prizes described will be issued. Only one prize per household will be issued as well.

Winners will be required to submit an address and provide identification, but not for publication. Winners may also be asked to bring their pumpkins to our studios — if possible — so that we may take promotional photos.

Any questions on eligibility or rules? Email us at The deadline to submit your photos is midnight on Thursday, Oct. 27.

(Save 30 percent on your pumpkins here.)