Halloween is just a few days away, so get out your carving tools and enter your best work in one of these pumpkin carving contests. Most end before October 31; some end a day or two after Halloween. Make sure you have good lighting and take a clear picture of your jack o lantern and perhaps you will win one of the great prizes offered in these pumpkin carving contests. Good luck!
Rap-Up Pumpkin Carving Contest
Hip-hop meets Halloween with Rap-Up.com’s first-ever pumpkin carving contest. Carve out a hip-hop or R&B-themed pumpkin like the one seen here. It can be a rapper, R&B singer, or any other design inspired by the music.
1ST PRIZE: T-Mobile Dash 3G
2ND PRIZE: DJ Hero
3RD PRIZE: Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus
All entries must be received by Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m. PST. For rules and more information:
Anime News Network's Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Slash up your best anime-related masterpiece, and you could walk away with a giant stash of horror titles and the title of this year's number one pumpkin carving champion. Take pictures of your finished pumpkin -- one lit up at night and one during the daytime -- with a sign in front of it that says "Anime News Network 2009". Contest ends November 2, 2009.
Prizes include complete sets of horror DVDs. Learn more about the rules and the prizes:
San Francisco Chronicle Pumpkin Carving Contest
Submit photos of silly, serious or just plain scary jack-o-lanterns in this Pumpkin Carving contest for the chance to win a hotel stay. Get creative, show off your skill, share jack-o-lanterns designed by kids, and offer up your carving stories in the photo caption.
The contest ends November 3.
The single prize is a $200 gift card from Best Western Hotels International. The card can be used at any Best Western property in the world.
For contest information and rules:
NPR's Wait Wait Pumpkin Carving Contest
National Public Radio (NPR) wants you to carve a pumpkin based on somebody, or something, in the news. Maybe Joe Biden! Maybe balloon boy! Maybe an avant garde piece representing Kate Gosselin's hair!
The contest is sponsored by NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me weekly quiz program. Carl Kasell has not only been been a newscaster for NPR's daily newsmagazine Morning Edition since its inception in 1979, he's a judge on the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me quiz program.
Take a photo of your newsworthy carved pumpkin and enter NPR's humorous contest. If you win, you'll get Carl Kasell's voice on your home answering machine.
Enter by October 29th
For more information:
Unfortunately, the MTV Robert Pattinson Pumpkin Carving Contest ended on October 23. The MTV Rob O’Lantern Contest finalist will be announced the week of October 26 with the finalist to be announced on October 30. The prize? A personalized Hollywood Crush post to blog about Robert Pattinson themselves and a brand spanking new copy of Scene It? Twilight.
Interested in seeing the winning Twilight carved pumpkins?
Sharpen your pumpkin carving tools and enter one of the above contests if pumpkin carving is your specialty. You may win a great prize and your carved pumpkin will be the talk of the town.
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