is almost upon us, and Blizzard has once again
announced their annual pumpkin carving contest
. This is always a hoot -- I was only ever able to do the usual jack-o-lantern (once I did a Batman symbol
, but it never really worked out), but there are always some real professionals in the mix on these contests, as you can see in the gallery below. Basically, carve a pumpkin featuring something Blizzard-related, showing "high levels of originality, craftsmanship, and possibly humor," light it up with a candle or other source, and then submit a picture over on the site
by two weeks from today, Wednesday, October 28th.
And some nice prizes this year: the top five submissions will all pick up a nice 32gb iPod touch
, apparently supplied by none other than Apple (and of course you'll be able to run those Blizzard mobile apps
if you win). Good luck to everyone who enters -- go grab your knife and the biggest "gourd-like squash"
you can find and get to carving!