After moving the voting to a non-blogging venue last year, we’ve brought it back this year and invite everyone to cast her or his vote for this year’s Ultimate Pumpkin Carving Champion.
I appreciate those of you who are not familiar with the pumpkin carving contest and who are just here for the food being patient as the wait for more recipes extends just a few days more. But there will be more great eats, I promise. On deck to be posted: balsamic hummus, apple strudel, citrus pound cake, and German potato salad. For now, though, it’s all about the gourd art.
A review of the rules:
A two hour carving time limit, and
Bare-naked carving. No stencils, no accessories, no painting, no bells, and no whistles. Just mad skills.
The carvers are to be judged by three things and three things only (but please cast only one vote as these are not three different categories but rather a rubric to be applied to your decision making): carving, creativity, and originality.
This year six carvers have convened with one dream: to be named the Ultimate Pumpkin Carving Champion of 2011 and to be given the bragging rights associated with the title.
A review of how it works: Please consider the six anonymous entries for this coveted title (pictures are posted below). Post a comment that contains your vote for the pumpkin most worthy of being called the best of 2011. This is where destinies are realized and dreams are shattered.
Voting will be open until Thursday at midnight and the winner will be posted on Friday.
Happy Halloween, and let the games begin!
The contenders, in no particular order:
Please leave your vote in the comments below!