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Light Up Denmead!

Pumpkin carving competition

12th - 31st October (results will be published on the 1st November)

How it works:

Step one

Carve a smiley, happy pumpkin face with your child/ren

Step two

Take a photo and either post it on our dedicated Facebook page or send it via email to

Make sure to include your child's age with your photo. Should you wish for your child's name to also be included (especially if selected as a winner) then please talk to them and ask if they are happy for this to be displayed.

Age Categories

  • 0-5
  • 6-11
  • 12+


  • Carvings must represent a smiling or happy face
  • We can only accept a maximum of two images, at least one of which must show the light shining
  • 0-5 years category can carve or paint their pumpkin

Submission deadline

Entries for this competition will close at 12noon on the 31st October, with results being revealed at 12noon on the 1st of November.

Winning entries

There will be one winner selected from each age group. the winning entry will be published on our Facebook page and our website. winners will be contacted using the details from their entry and a prize will be delivered by hand at a convenient time.


Light in the Darkness - Photography Challenge

12th - 31st October

A fun and creative way to expand your photography skills, try out your camera and look with mindfulness for light in the darkness.

Whether it be sparklers, glow sticks, candles or torches; a hand stretching to help or a sign of some light in these dark times - we are looking for your artistic interpretations to share for all to enjoy light in these dark times.

Please post your photo's via our Facebook page or email them to

Messy Church Online

31st October

Join us for Messy Church in the comfort of your home, where we will be sharing the Good News of Jesus - our light in the darkness along with craft, song and more...

Denmead Big Pumpkin Trail

31st October - 1st November

You may also want to join in with the Denmead Big Pumpkin Trail, put a pumpkin in your window and go pumpkin spotting on over the weekend.




Privacy disclosure for Pumpkin Carving Competition
Your privacy is extremely important to us, so we only use the information you provide to answer your enquiry and the competition itself (ie. Contact you if you’re a winner)

The information we collect via this competition

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by via Facebook, email or our website at This typically includes your name, your child’s name, email address, your child’s age.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Children’s data

When sending in your entries, you are stating that you are over 16 years of age or are a minor acting with parental consent. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any time is true.

Please note: this privacy disclosure relates only to this current competition, we use this data solely to reply to your enquiry; we do not keep, store or share your personal data.