Do you love The Big Something? Do you long to express your devotion to this program and all that it stands for in a way both artistic AND seasonally appropriate? Do you relish the scent of freshly butchered pumpkin flesh? Well we do too. That’s why we at The Big Something have decided to celebrate Autumn’s arrival and the approach of Halloween with a Big Something Pumpkin carving contest.

The rules are simple.

Submissions must in some way, shape, or form pertain to The Big Something. For example, you could create a pumpkin-y likeness of Noel or Craig (see above). You could depict a character or scene from one of your favorite Big Somethings past. Maybe you’d like to memorialize a certain Humane Society Pet of the Day. It’s up to you.

Submissions will receive scores in three categories: Creativity/Ambition, Execution, and Big Somethingness. Noel and Craig will select a winner and runner up, but all submissions will be displayed on the Big Something.

To enter, simply send a snapshot of your creation via email to thebigsomething@krcc.org or via regular mail to:
Big Something Pumpkin Carving Contest
C/O KRCC
912 N Weber St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Prizes:

1st Prize: Choice between a pair of tickets to see the CC Tiger hockey team square off against their bitter rivals, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, on Saturday Dec. 1, OR a $75 gift certificate to Interilife, a sustainable home design and supply store.

2nd Prize: Whichever of the aforementioned prizes was not selected by the 1st place winner.

…But remember, everyone is kind of a winner just for trying their darnedest, right?

To see how I turned these pictures


into the Jack-o-Lanterns shown above, check out these helpful resources:

How to Create a Pumpkin Carving Stencil in Photoshop
Can U Carve?

 

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