Yamboree Decorated Yam Contest

So many playing toys at a place made of hand


October 18th -21st

Yamboree Exhibit Building

Sponsored by:

Newsom Law Firm

Zyia Active with Ellen Kimbrough

Ellen Kimbrough, Chairperson


Registration – Entries will be accepted on Wed., Oct. 18th from 1-4:00 p.m. 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)

Rules: Entries must be created with real yams; however, may not be decorated with food (candies, icing, toothpaste,
etc.). Entries will be judged on originality, use of the potato’s unique shape, time and effort, and appropriate artwork ability for the specific age group entered. Newspaper pictures for Best of Show winners will be on Friday at 3:30 sharp.
Entries can be picked up on Monday, October 23rd, from 4-7 pm.
All entries not picked up by Monday at 7:00 p.m. will be discarded.