2011 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Halloween season has finally arrived, and we're ready to cut straight to the heart of the holiday.

If you're dying to pick up a knife and hack, gash, slash, and jab at something, then you might be excited to hear that as of October 11, Blizzard's 2011 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest has officially begun! Unleash your magical axes, psi blades, chitinous claws, and other creative cutlery to carve up Blizzard-themed jack-o'-lanterns of epic awesomeness. If you're unclear as to what epic awesomeness looks like in the flesh, you can check out last year's winners for some inspiration.

We'll choose ten of the grandest Cucurbita to earn a delightful prize package consisting of:

-Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard
-Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
-Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse
-StarCraft II Zerg Edition Messenger Bag

Pumpkin Submission Tips

  • The winning entries will display high levels of originality, craftsmanship, and possibly humor.
  • Your pumpkin must be lit up by a candle or other light source in your photo entry. You can include another photo of the pumpkin unlit if you wish.
  • Pumpkins must be related to the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo game universes.
  • Try to take the best picture possible, as picture quality helps make a good impression on the judges.
  • Make sure you tell us what the pumpkin is supposed to be in the caption, just in case it's not clear.

Don't delay, start carving right away! The ninth annual pumpkin carving contest ends on October 25, so be sure to check out the contest page for rules and eligibility and get straight to slicing.