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Backup Pumpkin Challenge

Backup Pumpkin Challenge

The Backup Pumpkin Challenge is back again and it’s an excuse to unleash your creativity in aid of Backup!

The Backup Pumpkin Challenge is a competition to help raise awareness of the charity in a fun and creative way.

We want you to get involved – as an individual, company or team.

All you need is a pumpkin, your design and any props or tech you want to incorporate to bring your design to life.

We kindly ask that you promote this competition on any of your social media channels. Even if you're not entering, it would be great if you could help to spread the word about this competition to promote Backup to those who might need our help.

Competition Categories

  • The Backup Pumpkin Challenge consists of five Categories
  • Best overall design (judged by panel)

  • Best use of tech (judged by panel)

  • Best Design by Future Creative* (judged by panel)

  • Most overall likes (on Instagram)

  • Cutest Fur Baby Pumpkin Pic ** (most overall likes on Instagram)

Due to competition being open to anyone and anywhere, we will not be giving away any big prizes, but we will contact winners to send some Backup swag. All winners will be promoted on our social media pages, marketing material and industry press. Plus you get the prize of industry bragging rights!

*Best Design by Future Creative criteria is any new professional to our industry, it is not age specific but aimed at those just starting out in the creative side of our industry.

Short listed designs will be contacted to confirm they are a new creative professional, and will be asked for either a student ID/acceptance letter, a pledge from a current industry professional that you’re in training, or short explanation of how you’re attempting to enter the industry.

The aim of this category to give our Future Creatives a chance to highlight their design skills, as we know this current climate is not giving you a the start in the industry you had hoped to have.

** Cutest Fur Baby Pumpkin Pic Who doesn't love a dog or for that matter any pet in a theme!

Last year, we had gorgeous Lola, the spaniel puppy, make an appearance in 10 out of 10 Production's pumpkin design entry, and this gave us the idea for this year’s new category.

Of course, we must state that no pets must be put in any danger or harmed when creating your themed pic.

Entry Details / Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum requirement is a pumpkin and your design

  • Entry is free, though donations are always welcome, visit the Backup website if you wish to make a donation

  • To enter your design upload to Instagram a maximum of three photos and/or video of which is no more than 15 seconds

  • Upload your entries onto your Instagram using the hashtag #BackupPumpkinChallenge along with your name or team name. If you don't do this we can't see your entry to judge.

  • All entries must be posted on Instagram using #BackupPumpkinChallenge by 31st October 2020

  • 'Most Overall Likes' judging will take place at 9am on 5th November 2020

  • 'Best Overall Design', 'Best Use of Tech' and 'Best Design by Future Creator' will be deliberated by judging panel after 31st October 2020

  • All winners to be announced on the 5th of November 2020

  • Judges have final ruling on all entries

  • Judging panel consists of a board member from Backup, ALD and ASD

  • Winners will be contacted by Backup on announcement date

  • Winning designs will be promoted on Backup social media pages, marketing material and industry press

Any further questions regarding the above entry details and T&Cs please contact  

1st October 2020

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