Announcing the prize-winners of the Decorated Pumpkin Competition 2020!



There were an impressive 321 entrants this year! Congratulations to the following entrants. A One4all voucher will be sent to you once we have received your postal address. Please email botanicgardens (at) to claim your prize.

Feast your eyes on the winning pumpkins below! And don’t forget—everyone’s a winner, as we will be posting an online exhibition of all of the entrants on our website tomorrow! We will be sure to post a link to it on Facebook » as well.


Winners by each category:

Age 0-4

1st place: Elijah Nevin Knight, age 2.5, ‘Little Leafy the Birdfeeder’

2nd place: Oscar Morrisey, age 4, ‘Pumpkin T. Rex Hatching’

Age 5-6

1st place: Robin Eager, age 5-6, ‘Pumpkin Spike and his 600 Toothpicks’

2nd place: Oisín Byrne, age 5, ‘The Wheels on the Bus’

Age 7-8

1st place: Ethan Abrams, age 7-8, ‘Long Eared Owl’

2nd place: Ella May O’Callaghan, age 8, ‘Skelly Nelly’

Age 9-10

1st place: Mia Raftery, age 10, ‘Student Worries’

2nd place: Caoimhe O’Brien, age 9-10, ‘Slappy from Goosebumps’

Age 11-18

1st place: Juliette Lawless Dodeman, age 11-18, ‘Grumpyface’

2nd place: Filip Sajdyk, age 11, ‘Autumn House’

Age 18+

1st place: Sally Lewis, age 18+, ‘Clifford the Dog’

2nd place: Friederike Hegelan aged 18+, Senorita Pepita Pumpkin

Highly Commended: Zoe Salter-Townshend, age 47, ‘HallowQueen’


1st place: 4th class St. Mary’s, ‘Fighting Covid’

2nd place: Niamh Uí Chuis, ‘I’m a Habitat’


1st: Malgorzata Karpinska family, ‘Mrs. Autumn’

2nd place: Cribbin family, ‘Cribbin Army’


Gallery of Winning Entries

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See All of the Entries

To see our complete gallery of all entries « click here

See the original Facebook post with all of the entries & comments »