AMF Farms Inc., Burlington, Wash., has launched a children’s pumpkin painting contest.

Pumpkin Patch Pals launches children’s contest

Courtesy AMF

AMF Farms is promoting its pumpkins through a children's contest.

Through its Pumpkin Patch Pals, AMF, which also does business as Bay Baby Produce Inc., is encouraging children to be creative by designing new characters in its Design a Pal contest.

The Oct. 1-15 contest, for children younger than 12, will award prizes for entries judged on personality uniqueness and character name suitability, according to a news release.

Pumpkin Patch Pals can be found in both U.S. and Canadian stores, according to the release.

AMF and Bay Produce grow miniature and pie-sized pumpkins on more than 200 acres.

Read more about the contest at the Pumpkin Patch Pals’ facebook page or on its website.