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Backup Pumpkin Challenge

Backup Pumpkin Challenge

Here is an excuse to unleash your creativity in aid of Backup!

Backup's Pumpkin Challenge is back for 2021, a competition to help raise awareness of the charity in a fun and creative way.

Backup wants you to get involved, be it 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.
If you want to use the opportunity to fundraise too (though not a requirement) that would be fantastic.

We ask that you promote this competition on any of your social media portals, even if you're not entering it would be great if you could help to spread the word about this competition and thus promote Backup.

The Backup Pumpkin Challenge consists of four categories

  1. Best overall design (judged by panel)

  2. Best use of tech (judged by panel)

  3. Most money raised (via Backup Pumpkin Challenge Fundraising Page)

  4. Most overall likes (on Instagram)

For 2021, long-time Backup supporter Lightpower Collection has generously donated a prize of one of its photographic books to the winner of the 'Best overall design'.
As the competition is open to anyone and anywhere, we will only be sending prizes to UK-based prize winners due to costs of overseas shipping. All winners will be promoted on our social media pages, marketing material and industry press. Plus you get the prize of industry bragging rights!

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 a maximum of three photos and/or video which is no more than 15 seconds, to Instagram

  • Upload your entries onto your Instagram* using the hashtag #BackupPumpkinChallenge along with your name or team name. Please make sure your Instagram privacy settings allow us to view your entry when you enter #BackupPumpkinChallenge. You can also email when you post, that way we can double check we can see your entry under the above hashtag.

  • If you wish to enter the 'Most Money Raised' category, you need to sign up to our Backup Pumpkin Challenge Fundraising page

  • All entries must be posted on Instagram using #BackupPumpkinChallenge by 31st of October 2021

  • 'Most Money Raised' and 'Most Overall Likes' judging will take place at 9am on 5th November 2021

  • 'Best Overall Design' and 'Best Use of Tech' will be deliberated by judging panel after 31st October 2021

  • All winners to be announced on the 5th of November 2021

  • Judges have final ruling on all entries

  • Judging panel consists of a board member from Backup, ALPD 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
*If you don't have an Instagram account our creative partners in this challenge, industry marketing and social media company Collaborative Creations, can upload your design via their Instagram. Contact Luke at Collaborative creations:

14th October 2021

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