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  ..Bob Carter
  ..Patricia Dailey
  ..Kendra Davis

  ..Arabella Decker

  ..Alexandra Dolmatz
  ..Maggie Graham
  ..Ed Grant
  ..Stuart Harwood
  ..Patricia Keefe
  ..Jeff Klagenberg
  ..Becky Maddalena
  ..Randie Marlow
  ..Marian Yap














39th Pumpkin Poster Design


2011 / 41st Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Poster Design Contest

San Mateo County - California

Autumn is an extra special season on the fertile Coast around Half Moon Bay, California. Stunning vistas of seaside farm country with rolling fields of orange, scare crows and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate the bountiful fall harvest and Half Moon Bay does it like nobody else. Every year, a quarter-million visitors make the trek to the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” for the world-famous Half Moon Bay art & Pumpkin Festival. Massive Volkswagen-sized pumpkins, the amazing “Picasso of pumpkin carvers”, harvest-inspired crafts, the tastiest pumpkin carvers”, harvest-inspired crafts, the tastiest pumpkin pie on the planet, three stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone’s favorite home-spun parade, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin.


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Poster Design Contest


First Prize - $1,000 (one)
Second Prize - $500 (one)
Third Prizes - $250 (two)
Peoples Choice Award - $ 250 (one)


Entries must be submitted electronically and received by September 17, 2010.

  • Artwork files are to be vector based and submitted in both EPS and PDF formats, in CMYK.
  • Artwork is to be submitted on a CD to: CAL Pumpkin 80 Cabrillo Hwy. N, Ste. Q – Box 633 - Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • The design must include the words 41st Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.
  • Entries must be appropriate and versatile for numerous promotional marketing purposes including printing, silk-screening and hot stamping in 4-color, 2-color, and 1-color and scale-able for small and large applications up to 15.5” x 16.5”
  • Artwork must be original and not copied.
  • For any questions regarding format please send email to:


September 17, 2010
Entry Submission Deadline - Entries will be printed and prepared for display

October 1 through October 31, 2010
Poster Exhibit at The Coastal Arts League Museuem
300 Main Street - Suite 6
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Poster Exhibit Reception
October 9, 2010 - 5 pm to 8 pm

Selection and Announcement of Winners
Deeember 1, 2010
Winners will be notified by e-mail and listed on the web-site at

Jury for the Contest includes:
Members of The Beautification Committee and The Coastal Arts League.


Entry Fees:

Entry fee is $20 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry up to 4 entries per artist.  All checks or money orders must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Entrants from outside the U.S. may pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Entrants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Check or Money Order. Make checks payable to CAL PUMPKIN.  Fees are nonrefundable.  Entry fees must be sent with the entry form.


Download the prospectus and entry form now


If there is any difficulty in emailing an entry due to file size it is possible to choose and upload the files using the menu below. Please make sure the files names include your name. It is also possible to send a CD with the files as well.

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