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Eat your pumpkin recipe competition

More than eight million pumpkins are likely to be binned in the UK – the equivalent of more than 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin flesh – enough pumpkins to make 95 million meals.

Reduce food waste this Halloween and inspire others with your tasty creativity. Enter our pumpkin recipe competition.

Eat your pumpkin recipe competition

Are you a food waste hero without even knowing it?

Share your best pumpkin and squash recipes with us for a chance to win a Green Hero award and a small prize!

Group of adults do zombie poses in the kitchen, whilst central person holds up a pumpkin with the words "Eat your pumpkin" on the front. Photo used for Eat your pumpkin recipe competition

How to enter

Using the subject line “Pumpkin recipe”, send your recipe to by 2nd November at 12 noon.

We will share our favourite recipes from the entries.


  • Include a basic list of ingredients and method, plus a photo or drawing of the result,
  • Ideally, photos and drawings will be taken or completed by the entrant,
  • Include the full name and age of the entrant,
  • Should your recipe be owned by another person, company or entity, this should be clearly credited in your entry.

You must be over 18 and resident in the UK to enter.  Entries must be submitted by an adult and can be on behalf of their child/ren. Please make this clear on submission of the entry.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

Woman lifts pumpkin from supermarket shelf. Features eat your pumpkin on the pumpkin

Food waste

Worried about the scale of food waste? We’ve got some great tips to help reduce food waste. Visit us in The Hub for face-to-face conversations about what simple changes would suit you, your family or your household.

Our next Climate Cafe in The Hub on 20th October will focus on reducing food waste from pumpkins too in an informal conversational setting. No need to book, just drop in 12:30-13:30. Alternatively, search our Facebook group for more help and advice about getting greener.

Food waste bin with open lid showing items of food waste inside

A nod to the Eat Your Pumpkin campaign leaders

Hubbub is an environmental charity that’s all about inspiring action with campaigns that are good for the environment and for everyone. Their campaigns aim to make it easier and more possible for all of us to make choices that are good for the environment.

With an Eat Your Pumpkin Community Grant, Greener and Cleaner is providing a No Carve Pumpkin workshop; Climate Cafe discussion; and competition prizes. To find out more about the workshop see our events.