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Winners of Online Watermelon Carving Contest

Congratulations to all of the winners!

The winners of the online watermelon carving contest have been decided. I was pleased to see that 14 of the 30 different winning entries were submitted by past and present customer/students of ours. In 9 out of 12 categories/divisions, my student/customers won 1st place. Way to go!

Here is the winning entry in the “Most Elegant Category” by an experienced carver. Yiota Thoma made this beautiful and colorful display for a wedding.

Panayiota Thoma winner of Most Elegant Category in online watermelon carving contest

Panayiota Thoma won first place in the Most Elegant Category for experienced carvers. Yiota is a long time customer/student who has since become a professional carver in Canada.

Simon Muskat, a customer/student from Malta took first place for “Best Animal Carving” by experienced carvers.

First Place Best Animal

Simon Muscat won first place in the “Best Animal” category by an experienced carver with his giraffe scene.

Customer/student Rose Flores, who is now a professional carver, took first place in the “Star Spangled” category for experienced carvers. She did a beautiful job on this one didn’t she.

Rose Flores Star Spangled carving

Rose Flores wins first prize in the Star Spangled Carving category in the experience carver division

Customer/student Lillian Ho won first prize for “Best Basket Carving” in the Beginner division. It’s very pretty.

Lillian Ho Best Basket beginner division

Best Basket in the beginner division was won by student/ customer Lillian Ho.

More winners of the Online Watermelon Carving Contest

These are only a few of the winning carvings. All the winners are listed below. There are 26 more prize winning photos. To see them all, click here to see all the winning photos on the official contest page.

There were 5 categories. Most Elegant, Funniest Carving, Star Spangled, Best Basket, and Best Animal Carving. Each category had a beginner and an experienced division. In addition, out of all of the entries, there was a “Judges Choice” and a “Peoples Choice” award in the beginner and experienced division. 30 prizes were awarded.

Here are all of the winners of the online watermelon carving contest.

Most Elegant

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Alex Szambelan
SECOND PLACE: Deepa Kaul

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Panayiota Thoma
SECOND PLACE: Aneta Lekas
THIRD PLACE: Catalina Feng

Funniest Carving

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: David Carver
SECOND PLACE: Donna Lipscomb

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Sue Dietrick
SECOND PLACE: Areerat Wancowicz
THIRD PLACE: Laura Poulsen

Star Spangled

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Donna Lipscomb

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Rose Flores
SECOND PLACE: Rose Flores
THIRD PLACE: Laura Poulsen

Best Basket

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Lilian Ho
SECOND PLACE: Donna Lipscomb
THIRD PLACE: Donna Lipscomb

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Aneta Lekas
SECOND PLACE: April Schmidt
THIRD PLACE: Ethel Darwin

Best Animal Carving

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Kate Kierat
SECOND PLACE: Kate Kierat
THIRD PLACE: David Carver

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Simon Muscat
SECOND PLACE: Aneta Lekas
THIRD PLACE: Sue Dietrick

People’s Choice

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Deepa Kaul

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Areerat Wancowicz

Judges Choice

By Beginner:
FIRST PLACE: Kate Kierat

By Experienced:
FIRST PLACE: Laura Poulsen

By the way, I did not run this contest and was not one of the judges. So, I am not quite sure how each winner was decided. I’m posting this simply for your information and entertainment.

Funny fruit monkey with cell phone

Sue Dietrick’s fruit monkey talking on a cell phone won first place for funny carvings by an experienced carver. Makes you smile doesn’t it? Sue is also a customer/student.

Compete in Next Year’s Contest

I encourage you to enter in next summer’s watermelon carving contest.

If you would like to improve your carving before entering the contest next year, then check out our video lessons and tools here.

To be ready for next year’s contest, take photos of your carvings throughout the year. Just make sure that you take a photo of you with each of your carvings. It’s a requirement of the contest to prove that you made your carving and did not just find a photo online. Then you will be prepared to enter next year’s online watermelon carving contest.

Click here to see all the winning photos on the official contest page.

Happy Carving!

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