Pumpkin Carving Contest 2011

The Top Draw Pumpkin Carving Contest is an annual tradition, now in its 7th year. Being the newest face around the office, the only guidelines I was given: buy a pumpkin, have a drink, and finish carving by 5pm sharp.

To sum up the event briefly: The competition was fierce; pulp and pumpkin chunks were flying; there were a variety of carving methods employed; the beverages were flowing; the mood was light; and the results, nothing short of impressive.

Out of 10 entries, only 9 pumpkins made it to judging – sadly, Adriel’s pumpkin met an unfortunate end.

So without further ado:

Droid – Taylor, UX Designer
Angry Birds – Sarah, Office Manager
Captured Gourd – Cindy, Content Strategist
Foo Fighter Fan – Sam, Search Marketing Strategist
Goblin – Mark, Director of Design & Usability
Oogie Boogie – Nick, Search Marketing Strategist
Gears of War – Ivan, Web Developer
Jack – Karim, Director of Web Development

And the grand prize winner, of a Visa gift card…

Owl – Consuelo, girlfriend to Karim

This was the first pumpkin Consuelo had ever carved in her life—I think it’s pretty safe to say, she’s got some serious carving skills.

From all of us at Top Draw, Happy Halloween!

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