We know you've been waiting for this, so we won't keep you in suspense any longer, bwahahahahahah. The winners of the inaugural Serious Eats Pumpkin-Carving Contest are:
1. Grand Prize
OMNOMNOMNOMNOM, by sunkid
Prize: Viking Professional Chef's Cutlery Starter Set (includes: 5-inch flexible boning knife, 8-inch chef's knife, 4-inch paring knife).
2. First Runner Up
Castle of the Wicked Witch, by stike
Prize: 8-inch Viking Professional Chef's Knife
3. Second Runner Up
No Country for Old Men-o'-Lantern, by gavinworth
Prize: 4-inch Viking Professional Paring Knife
4. Third Runner Up
Joker-o-Lantern, by jenhappy
Prize: Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin-Carving Kit
Note from the Serious Eats Team: Hope your thumb is healing nicely!
Thanks to everyone who entered. This was a really tough decision, with everyone here arguing for different pumpkins. This was a lot of fun. Can't wait till next year!