The Fifth Annual Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest!

You know, things have been so crazy this month, I thought maybe this would be the first year I simply forgot to hold our annual video game pumpkin carving contest. But then we had this hurricane Sandy blow into the northeast yesterday, and while we here in Albany managed to take minimal damage from the massive storm, a lot of people on the east coast (including members of this community) have had to evacuate because their homes flooded and their property destroyed.

So despite it being the night before Halloween, we’ve partnered with Level Up Studios to issue you a challenge. Submit an original video game themed pumpkin carving for this year (in the next 24 hours) and Level Up will donate $10 to the American Red Cross Relief Effort for every entry received. It’s a tight deadline I know, but I also know a lot of you guys were expecting this contest and probably carved up some winners already!

And of course, we will be offering up some prizes for the top entries as well! I have no details on what those prizes will be, but this year we will do no themed categories… it’s a straight up video game themed free-for-all and our favorite entries will win some neat stuff!

On top of that, Level Up will be doing a promotion as well tomorrow where all the profits of anything ordered on October 31st will be donated to the same charity… so if there is some stuff over there you’ve been eyeing up (including our latest t-shirt), tomorrow would be a great day to put in an order!

Or of course if you would just like to straight up donate to the Red Cross, that would also be an amazing gesture!

So there you have it. I will try to post more details here before the end of the night… including how to submit your entries! But for now, get carvin’!

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Posted by Shawn Handyside on October 30, 2012 · 8:53 PM 
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85 Responses to “[CONTEST] The Fifth Annual Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest!”

  1. Vabolo on October 30th, 2012 8:43 pm

    Let the gourd times roll!

  2. Prof. Luigi on October 30th, 2012 9:02 pm

    Wait a bit, shawn! My pumpkins haven't grown yet.
    The H, A, L, O, and L shaped pumpkins have grown well in their molds but that Z is giving me SO MUCH TROUBLE!

  3. Zink120 on October 31st, 2012 12:04 am

    > 5th year
    Oh my god. I tried to make one back in the first year. I feel so old (and low-level at Pumpkin Carving)

  4. MasterLuigi452 on October 31st, 2012 12:34 am

    If only I had Paypal account with Visa, I would be happy to donate.
    Too bad I use Debit card…

  5. Simply DA on October 31st, 2012 1:36 am

    [youtube 8PCp5xk-9Qo rel="nofollow"> youtube]
    Shawn, clearly, there is no contest.

  6. BootyBurner9000 on October 31st, 2012 7:52 am

    I hate to be 'that guy', but I refuse to donate to the Red Cross. They've been involved in way too many controversies and I worry the funds don't get where they need to. Any chance you could organize with/recommend another relief agency?

  7. HughbertEsq on October 31st, 2012 8:23 am

    Do pumpkin pies count?

  8. Solar Boy Django on October 31st, 2012 11:39 am

    I tried to carve a pumpkin last night was originally going to do a video gamed themed one. Turned out so poorly I made it into Shrek instead… man I suck at carving.

  9. TheTaurenRogue on October 31st, 2012 2:41 pm

    I just had to share this gem I found
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  10. HughbertEsq on October 31st, 2012 4:05 pm

    Hold up y'all
    If these funds go to the Red Cross, can we be sure that the aid goes to the CARIBBEAN first and then the East Coast?
    Their shit got fucked other substantially more than New York.
    I just don't to be funding a Jade Goody or a Jimmy Savile here.

  11. AlexBoommaker on October 31st, 2012 7:19 pm

    Not sure if this will work, but I wanted to show off my crappy pumpkin all the same.


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  12. BaronVonLucas on November 1st, 2012 12:07 am

    so…..anyone figure out how to submit pictures yet?

  13. TomQuoVadis on November 1st, 2012 11:25 am

    Not related to the Pumpkin contest at all, but definitely Halloween related. This year I decided to dress up as the Engineer from TF2. I already had a blue, button-down collar shirt and blue overalls are easier to come by than brown ones, so I decided to be the BLU Engineer. One thing I didn't count on? Apparently BLU Engineer looks a lot like Bob the Builder, which the non-video game playing masses at my campus apparently thought I was trying to dress up as.

  14. BootyBurner9000 on November 1st, 2012 6:20 pm

    I’m not going to donate to the Red Cross and that is final. Deal with it.

  15. Alpar on November 4th, 2012 2:24 pm

    Is Shawn just doing other things again or is Halolz being broken and showing any new submissions for anyone else?

  16. Jimmy on November 6th, 2012 11:32 am

    It is now election day. Shawn has not posted a single new submission in a week (and damn it it's happened on more than one occasion. I need my daily dose of LOLZ). I propose we vote him out of the administrative position he's in and vote in Alpar.

    Need some "Brock Obama" jokes up in here we do.

  17. BaronVonLucas on November 10th, 2012 10:10 am

    any updates about this?

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