Carving ideas from pumpkinway.com

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 29th Saturday, November 1 at 6PM (EST) to upload photos. We'll announce the winners Halloween morning Monday 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.)

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