Thank you to everyone who entered our Halloween pumpkin carving competition!

The North Devon Gazette found it really tricky to choose the winners, as everyone showed such creativity and humour.

The 10 and under category was won by Bradley Stephens, a Lego mad seven-year-old who had hours of fun creating this amazing Lego pumpkin house.

Sunny Lund, aged seven, was highly commended for her ‘stay safe’ inspired pumpkin complete with face mask, as was Eva Conway, aged nine, for her Mickey Mouse pumpkin.The 11 to 17 category was hard to judge but Rosi Smith, aged 13, just pipped it with this skull pumpkin, while highly commended were Ernest Redden, also 13, who created an amazing Snoopy image and Gracie Green, 11, raised a chuckle with her pumpkin eating an annoying little brother.

The adult category was very close with three excellent but very different frontrunners. First prize went to Anna Adamkiewicz with her intricately carved Halloween tableau, but highly commended were Ryan Oke for his excellent Star Wars-inspired images and Shannon Doyle for her scary and funky pumpkin figure.

Care for Kids founder Jackie Massos said: “A big well done and thank you to everyone who entered our pumpkin carving competition. The entries were brilliant – the Gazette must have had a very tricky time deciding the winners.

“Thanks also to Jeanette at Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium for kindly donating the delicious prizes, which we look forward to dishing out to the winners!”