Enter the First Serious Eats Pumpkin Carving Contest


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.)