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FROM spooky silhouettes to cute creations, all manner of pumpkin carvings were entered for the first Western Gazette Hallowe'en competition.
Readers of all ages – and from as far as the West Midlands – entered their pumpkins.
Designs varied from uncanny carvings of well-known characters to haunted houses, and from grinning ghouls to cuddly animals.
The competition was judged by veteran carvers Robin and Kevin Dibben, of Sherborne, who have become famous for their expert designs.
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They chose Nina Watts, 37, of Somerton, as the winner for her terrifying reincarnation of the Pinhead from film Hellraiser.
Robin, 20, a graphic designer, said: "We picked Nina because she chose a challenging pattern and she has carved it really neatly and clearly.
"It looks great alight and has a good 3D effect."
The duo produced a spine tingling skeleton looming out of flames as a prize for Nina.
She said: "I'm really pleased. It was actually my niece who helped me come up with the idea for the design so she is chuffed we have won. I've carved a few before using freehand designs and stencils and it just takes patience. My husband thinks I'm nuts."