Freddy Kruger won it all.
Though, he didn’t face much competition at this year’s annual pumpkin carving contest hosted by the AC Hub his likeness won second-year law clerk student Megan Wallace honours in the pre-Halloween event Oct. 29.
The contest was expected to draw 20 contestants but drew only five, four of which showed up after the first 45 minutes of the two-hour competition.
Wallace was the only contestant to sit through the entire competition.
“She deserved it, she was here for the full two hours,” said Dan Cuddy, the AC Hub’s information and outreach liaison.
The competition was judged by Cuddy and two other AC Hub employees: Jess Ruttan, creative and technical designer, and Susan Pridmore, events and volunteer assistant.
The judges’ decision was based on a 45-point system based on originality, attention to detail, and overall creativity.
Wallace’s Freddy Kruger scored a 38, edging in front of Nyan-Kin by Geoff Lucas, which scored 37.
Two of the five contestants, Chloe Lepine and Danika Lacroix, both of whom are third-year child and youth worker students, were brought to the competition by a last-ditch effort by Pridmore to attract contestants.
“I was sitting in the caf looking at my e-mail and it said, from Susan, ‘Come to the Hub’,” says Lepine, who came to the competition near the 45-minute mark.
The pumpkins were used to decorate the President’s Halloween Coffee Break, which was held Oct. 30.
In the end, originality won the competition for Wallace.
“It was just different, usually we have the whole smiling face thing and that gets old after five years of judging,” said Cuddy. “To have someone do the whole (portrait) with the hand, that was pretty good.”