Support Us Button Widget

Try this: KCtoday’s 2023 pumpkin carving contest

Put your pumpkin carving skills to the test in our contest.

KCtoday pumpkin _KC

KC 🤝 Halloween

Photo by KCtoday

Table of Contents

Carve some time into your schedule. We’ve got a festive contest for you to take part in this spooky season — the KCtoday Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Whether you planned to carve a pumpkin this season or not, this is your excuse to run to the nearest pumpkin patch or garden store, pick out your perfect pumpkin, and get creative. Don’t forget the carving kit.

The rules + details:

Create your own pumpkin masterpiece; carve, paint, shave, use stickers, or get creative in a way that is fun for you.

To make a submission:

  • Take a picture of your pumpkin + submit it here.
  • Include a name for your art, a short description, your name, and your email address.

Submissions are open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.
While traditional pumpkin carvings and designs will be accepted, bonus points will be awarded to original and locally-themed designs. (Think: local landmarks, businesses, and icons.) Any submissions with offensive language or artwork will not be accepted.

Finalists will be selected by our team and announced in our newsletter on Friday, Oct. 20. These finalists will go head-to-head for the chance to be crowned best jack-o’-lantern of 2023 — you, our readers, will be the ones to vote — and the winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 27.

Want some pumpkin art inspo before you get started? Here are a few no carve ideas as well as some pumpkin carving pro tips.

Submit here.

More from KCtoday
A turn of phrase here, a recognizable KC nod there — these craft beers found around Kansas City take local pride seriously.
Hümanette will open on Friday, August 9 in Brookside
It’s a classic for whiskey-sipping locals, but little known outside of the Midwest. Read on to explore the drink’s origins + how to make your own.
This week — Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 2024 — we’re shining a spotlight on the vibrant drink scene in Kansas City.
Whether you’re spending a day or a lifetime in Kansas City, these are among the best free activities the city has to offer.
What was Kansas City like at the turn of the millennium? We took a look back at the final year of the 20th century to see what life was like pre-Y2K.
With more people than ever opting to be paw-rents rather than parents, this downtown pet store is celebrating a decade of community support.
Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up seven farmers markets around Kansas City.
Explore these dog-friendly places in KC that span from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, and stay the night.
We’ve got details and a map full of drink deals: We’ll be highlighting the vibrant beverage scene across Kansas City, MO from July 22 to July 26, 2024.