Ah, the pumpkin. An iconic symbol of fall and the undeniable fruit mascot of Halloween. In the Pumpkin Challenge, we’d like to see what the pumpkin inspires you to make. Something tasty to eat? A spooky Halloween decoration? Or maybe something a little more offbeat?

Share everything pumpkin! We will be evaluating entries based on originality to Instructables, quality of presentation, and reproducibility.
Prizes for this challenge include an iPad Mini 2, pumpkin carving kit, and more.

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The Pumpkin Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition Halloween robot t-shirt.
How It Works

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 5, 2015 and Nov 2, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pumpkin Challenge. 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.


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 notified and announced here on the contest page.