Watermelon board crowns winners in carving contest - The Packer

Watermelon board crowns winners in carving contest

09/06/2013 12:12:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

The winners are in for the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s carving contest.

Celebrating July’s national watermelon month, the Orlando, Fla.-based promotion organization hosted it fourth-annual carving contest via its What About Watermelon? website, http://www.whataboutwatermelon.com.

National Watermelon Promotion BoardThe contest invites watermelon lovers throughout the U.S. of all ages to showcase their love of watermelon and art, according to a news release.

Many of this year’s contestants entered in more than one category and demonstrated a creative touch and an imaginative eye, according to the release.

This year’s winners:

  • Best Animal and Best Fruit Basket: Laura P. from Vancouver, Wash., with her Cheshire cat and vase with heart cutouts;
  • Most Elegant: John M. from Lapeer, Mich., with his 15-piece sculpture;
  • Funniest Carving and Best Watermelophant: Ryan A. from Spokane, Wash., with his “Despicable Me” minion and two watermelophants.
  • Fan Favorite was won by Donna L. of Merced, Calif., for her watermelon turtle.

The fan favorite won a $500 cash grand prize and each category awards a first-, second- and third-place cash winner.

View photos of contest entries at http://tinyurl.com/k3shory.


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