Get out the knives and cutting tools, it's time to gut some gourds for the Pumpkin Carving Contest! The pumpkin is an iconic symbol of fall and the undeniable fruit mascot of Halloween.

Prizes for the competition are provided by Dremel and the list includes a Dremel 3D printer, pumpkin carving kit, Dremel rotary tool kits, and more. Show your pumpkin the respect it deserves by making it beautiful, scary, or magnificent!

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The Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug.
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 3, 2016 and Nov 14, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016. 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.