The humble pumpkin spends months growing into a gourd worthy of your doorstep. Show your pumpkin the respect it deserves by making it beautiful, scary, or magnificent. We've got two grand prizes to give away - one for the best pumpkin themed food and one for the best pumpkin craft.

We want to see food made with pumpkins or in the shape of pumpkins, knit or crochet pumpkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin decorations and more!

Submit your best pumpkin-based project to win a Cuisinart food processor or a Dremel tool kit!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), October 7, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, November 4, 2013. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Pumpkin Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize: Pumpkin Food (1)

(1)One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Grand Prize: Pumpkin Craft (1)

(1)One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

(5)Five First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Prize (8)

8 Runner Up prize winners will receive:
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 7, 2013 and Nov 4, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pumpkin Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.