Vote: May the best pumpkin win [update]

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Update: And the winner is ...

First, thank you to everyone who submitted a pumpkin carving for this year's contest -- you rock! Brilliant work. Now, after making many difficult cuts, the Joystiq staff has narrowed down the entries to the ten finalists you see above.

(Note: Each thumbnail is linked to a larger image and description of the finalist posted after the break; when clicked, these larger images link to the even larger, full-size versions in our gallery.)

The finalist with the most votes after a 24-hour period will be selected to win our grand prize. The finalist with the second-most votes will take first prize. Thanks for voting! [Note: Poll has expired.]

Finalist #1
"The King of all Pumpkins and his Royal Rainbow" –Bitsy



Finalist #2
"Inspired by Critter Crunch, and by the image in this post" –Markez



Finalist #3
"I feel like I've seen her somewhere before ... " –ceemdee



Finalist #4
"It's the cover art for Borderlands." –Dennis C.



Finalist #5
"This is my World of Warcraft–inspired pumpkin, featuring a town full of Worgens." –Antonio F.



Finalist #6
"This is based on the Batman: Arkham Asylum version of Scarecrow." –WiredKnight



Finalist #7
"Boomer!" –Courtney S.



Finalist #8
"My tribute to the zombie-pirate LeChuck, as seen in The Curse of Monkey Island." –AaronZOOM



Finalist #9
"This is Sir Arthur, as seen in Ghosts 'n Goblins." –Emily



Finalist #10
"The head of the dragon Deathwing from the WoW expansion Cataclysm." –Damian M.

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