The National Watermelon Promotion Board had its 3rd Annual Watermelon Carving Contest to help celebrate July as National Watermelon Month.

Watermelon carving contest winners chosenThe categories were: Most Original, Funniest, Most Elegant, Best Fruit Basket and Best Carving from’s Carving Database.

Each category awarded three cash winners. The grand prize category winner, Areeat Wancowicz, received $600 for a carving of a 50th birthday party and a watermelon bear.

Other winners received $100, $50 and $25, according to the release.