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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.]
"The King of all Pumpkins and his Royal Rainbow" –Bitsy
"Inspired by Critter Crunch, and by the image in this post" –Markez
"I feel like I've seen her somewhere before ... " –ceemdee
"It's the cover art for Borderlands." –Dennis C.
"This is my World of Warcraft–inspired pumpkin, featuring a town full of Worgens." –Antonio F.
"This is based on the Batman: Arkham Asylum version of Scarecrow." –WiredKnight
"Boomer!" –Courtney S.
"My tribute to the zombie-pirate LeChuck, as seen in The Curse of Monkey Island." –AaronZOOM
"This is Sir Arthur, as seen in Ghosts 'n Goblins." –Emily
"The head of the dragon Deathwing from the WoW expansion Cataclysm." –Damian M.
[Official contest rules]