2015 Watermelon Carving Contest: And the winners are…


You voted, we judged and we’re ready to announce the winners in the 2015 Watermelon Carving Contest. Listed below for our “Beginner” and “Experienced” entries are the first-, second- and third-place winners in each category, our “People’s Choice” winners and the “Judges’ Choice” winners.

Congrats to all of our winners and thanks again to everyone who entered this year’s contest!

Most Elegant Carving

Beginner

Alex Szambelan
(First Place)

Deepa Kaul
(Second Place)

Experienced

Panayiota Thoma
(First Place)

Aneta Lekas
(Second Place)

Catalina Feng
(Third Place)

Best Fruit Basket Carving

Beginner

Lilian Ho
(First Place)

Donna Lipscomb
(Second Place)

Donna Lipscomb
(Third Place)

Experienced

Aneta Lekas
(First Place)

April Schmidt
(Second Place)

Ethel Darwin
(Third Place)

Funniest Carving

Beginner

David Carver
(First Place)

Donna Lipscomb
(Second Place)

Experienced

Sue Dietrick
(First Place)

Areerat Wancowicz
(Second Place)

Laura Poulsen
(Third Place)

Best Animal Carving

Beginner

Kate Kierat
(First Place)

Kate Kierat
(Second Place)

David Carver
(Third Place)

Experienced

Simon Muscat
(First Place)

Aneta Lekas
(Second Place)

Sue Dietrick
(Third Place)

Star-Spangled Carving

Beginner

Donna Lipscomb
(First Place)

Experienced

Rose Flores
(First Place)

Rose Flores
(Second Place)

Laura Poulsen
(Third Place)

People's Choice

Beginner

Deepa Kaul

Experienced

Areerat Wancowicz

Judges' Choice

Beginner

Kate Kierat

Experienced

Laura Poulsen