We’re just over a month into the 2016 Watermelon Carving Contest and the competition is already heating up. This year, we wanted to give carvers plenty of time to create their amazing masterpieces, which is why you’re hearing about this now and not in June or July like years past. We also made … [Read more...]
2015 WATERMELON CARVING CONTEST: WHICH CARVING WILL GET YOUR PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTE?
It’s coming down to the wire as the competition for the 2015 Watermelon Carving Championship continues. Today marks the beginning of the People’s Choice voting period. In two short weeks, we will announce all of the carving contest winners. Compared to last year’s contest, this year’s contestants … [Read more...]
AND THE 2015 WATERMELON CARVING CONTEST WINNERS ARE…
I cannot lie – this year’s submissions totally blew me away! I wrote last year that 2014 was the most successful contest to date, but I think this year took the watermelon cake. Between the sheer number of entries this year, I was most impressed by the creativity and selection. Every submission … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: HOW TO STORE A WATERMELON CARVING
With our 2015 Watermelon Carving Contest in full swing, I thought it might be a good time to revisit this helpful Q&A about how to keep that carving looking fresh. If you haven’t already entered this year’s carving contest, visit the official contest page for rules, categories and prize … [Read more...]
THE 2015 WATERMELON CARVING CONTEST HAS ARRIVED!
National Watermelon Month is just over two weeks away, which means it’s time to kick off our Sixth Annual Watermelon Carving Contest. This year’s contest will be similar to the 2014 contest, but with a few key differences: ENTERING IS SIMPLER – The National Watermelon Promotion Board has … [Read more...]
INTERVIEW WITH A WATERMELON CARVER: NAN DYE
Our May watermelon carver interview is with Nan Dye, who was born in Thailand, but now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. She’s a dental assistant, which means she’s good with her hands and a natural watermelon carver. Nan’s carving in the 2014 Watermelon Carving Contest stood out because it was a … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: WATERMELON-CARVING TIPS
First thing’s first: Yes, I competed in a watermelon-eating contest on Friday. Did I win? You’ll have to wait until Wednesday for my recap! Second, I’m giving today’s entry the “Second Slice” treatment to help everyone with their carvings for this year’s Watermelon Carving Contest. Not that … [Read more...]
OUR NEXT WATERMELON PRIZE: THE WATERMELON FAN!
I went camping this past weekend, and the weather was actually pretty nice. A little warm – maybe even what you’d call “hot” – which is why I was glad my wife convinced me to pack an extra cooler full of drinks and watermelon. You didn’t think I’d go camping without watermelon, did you? I fell in … [Read more...]
KEEP THOSE CARVINGS COMING!
Like I mentioned in an entry in June, the National Watermelon Promotion Board is celebrating National Watermelon Month with the 2014 Watermelon Carving Contest. The board is giving away $2,000 in prizes (including $500 to our grand prize “People’s Choice” winner) and the first 25 entrants will … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: AN INTERVIEW WITH A MASTER WATERMELON CARVER
The National Watermelon Promotion Board is celebrating National Watermelon Month with our 2014 Watermelon Carving Contest. They’re giving away $2,000 in prizes (including $1,000 to our grand prize “People’s Choice” winner), and the first 50 entrants will receive a Dexas watermelon cutting … [Read more...]