Decorated Yam Contest


October 18-20 Yamboree Exhibit Building

Crystle Seahorn, Chairman 903-387-3522

Sponsor – Newsome Law Firm

Registration – Entries will be accepted on Wed., Oct. 17 th from 1-4:00 pm at the Yamboree Exhibit Building.

Cost of entry will be as follows:

Single Entries – $2 each

School Classroom Entries (Upshur County Schools) $1.00 each potato

Groups – $5.00 (not to exceed 11×14 for one unit)

Each participant will receive a ribbon


1.Under 4yrs.

2. 4-6 yrs.

3. 7-9 yrs.

4. 10-12 yrs


Yaman Beings (yams decorated as people)

Yaminals (yams decorated as animals)

Yamobjects (all others)


Entries must be created with real yams; however, may not be decorated with foodstuffs (candies, icing, toothpaste, etc).

Entries will be judged on originality, use of the potatoes’ unique shape, time and effort, appropriate artwork ability for the specific age group entered.

Newspaper pictures for Best of Show winners will be Friday at 3:30 sharp.

Entries and awards can be picked up Saturday after 6:00 pm.


1 st Place: $10.00 2 nd Place: $5.00 3 rd place $3.00 Best of Show in each division $15.00

***All entries not picked up by Saturday at 6:00 will be discarded.***