Enter the online Jack-O-Lantern contest

Win a $50 gift certificate

If you've got the knife skills of Michael Myers and the charismatic "Pumpkin King" mentality of Jack Skellington, enter to win our Jack-O-Lantern contest. It's scarily simple: buy a pumpkin, rearrange its face, take a photo and shoot us an e-mail to submissions@delmartimes.net. We'll upload the photo to our Web sites (www.delmartimes.net and www.carmelvalleyleader.com), the public will vote for its favorite and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Cupcake Love in Solana Beach. Pumpkin guts have never been so fun!


  • Jack-O-Lanterns must be hand carved.
  • Contest is open to all ages.
  • Only Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe or Solana Beach residents or businesses are eligible to enter the contest.
  • Submissions must include name, address, daytime phone number and ONE high-resolution photo of a Jack-O-Lantern.
  • All contest entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. Oct. 20.
  • Online voting will close at noon Oct. 24.
  • The winner of the contest will be contacted by phone.
  • The winner will be announced in the Oct. 31 editions of the Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley Leader, Rancho Santa Fe Record and Solana Beach Sun newspapers.


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