HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – So many local artists brought their A-game to transform massive pumpkins into incredible works of art for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s 7th Amazing Pumpkin Carve.

The judges, Ruth Morpeth and Mike Vecchiarelli, had their own work “cut out” for them selecting the best of some very incredible sculptures.

The 2021 winners are:

Best of Pop Culture: “Baby Yoda” by Matt Derby

Most Humorous: “Last Dance” by Sarah Bernotas (CORRECTION)

Best Surface Carving: “Late Night Escape” by Daniel Clark

Best 3-D Carving: “Owl Be Hanging with the Family”

Most Creative Use of Materials: “Under the Sea” by Danielle Deering & Molly Revie

Best Action: “Final Strike” by Jennifer Stevens & Annette Vilagos

Scariest: “Doom” by Johnathan Connor

Best Overall Design: “Calaveras” by Joyce Vollmer

Best Tent Decor: “Weather Matters” by Anne Nixon Ellery

Honorable Mention: “Toothless” by Lori Johansson

Honorable Mention: “Spirit of Halloween” by Eric Schultz

Honorable Mention: “Bearly Alive” by Poppy Sangthong & Peter Buruschkin

Honorable Mention: “The Dark Side of Mr. Hyde” by Kathleen Sheehan & Dave Howard

Honorable Mention: “Sluurp!” by Barbara DiLorenzo & Jonathan Fisk

Honorable Mention: “Pennywise” by Charlie Yeh

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket proceeds from this event go toward artist-carvers’ honoraria as well as to fund other Hopewell Valley Arts Council arts-related programs.