CSJ Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Sabraka Crab O'Lantern
Sabraka Crab O’Lantern-
The inspiration for the annual contest

It’s that time of year again! Time to show off your mad pumpkin carving skills to come up with your very own Crab-o-lantern.

So what do you do?

First you need to plan out a hermit crab related design for your pumpkin.

Then you create it. Carve, sculpt, paint, build… if you can dream it and it involves a pumpkin and a hermit crab, it qualifies!

Now take a photo of it!

Post your entry photos on the LHCOS Facebook Group. If you are not on Facebook, submit your photo by email.

You can enter more than one design if you are that ambitious.

The pumpkin should be created and designed by YOU. (Stencils are ok but no stealing photos from the internet and entering them as your own work, that’s just not nice).

At the end of October we will place all the entries up for a vote.


What is the prize?

2022 prize will be two Safari Toobz: Glow in the Dark Halloween and Zombies.


2021 prize will be your choice of shirt from the CSJ Market OR a color copy of The Choya Log a hermit crab husbandry log book created by Stacy Griffith specifically for tracking hermit crab behaviors, nutrition, habitat environment, carpal setal patterns, shell changes and anything else you can think of!


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