You've already proven that you're good with knives in the kitchen (chopping and dicing), but now let's see what happens when a pumpkin is involved.
We're holding our first Serious Eats Pumpkin Carving Contest to see what carving talents lurk out there! Just upload your photos to our easy-to-use Photograzing (you'll need to log into your Serious Eats account, or sign up for free). We want to see your orange masterpieces, be they funny, creative, or scary!
Deadline: You have until
October 29thSaturday, November 1 at 6PM (EST) to upload photos. We'll announce the winners Halloween morningMonday afternoon (November 3).
- What we're looking for: Originality, creativity, and craftsmanship. Try to take the best photo possible, and make sure to include a description with your submission.
- Judges: The Serious Eats team
- Prizes: Prizes will include: a William-Sonoma Pumpkin Carving Kit and Dremel Pumpkin Carving Drill, Viking knives, and holiday cookbooks. Stay tuned for details!
- Inspiration: Carving tips, carving templates, and more how-to instruction.
UPDATE: Our Top 3 Prizes
1st place: Viking Professional Chef's Cutlery Starter Set (Set includes: Five-inch flexible boning knife, eight-inch chef knife, four-inch paring knife)
2nd place: Eight-inch Viking Professional Chef's Knife
3rd place: Four-inch Viking Professional Paring Knife
All Viking knives are stainless steel, have a lifetime warranty, and are handmade in Germany with authentic Old World craftsmanship. (They are not necessarily for pumpkins.)