Breaking News’s 2014 Hunger Games Pumpkin Carving Contest


It’s October, tributes, which means it’s time to get out your carving tools and pick a pumpkin and get carving—Hunger Games style! is happy to host our 1st Annual Hunger Games Pumpkin Carving Contest, with fun prizes and creepy/cool/inspirational pumpkins to be had all around!

To enter, read the rules below very carefully, carve a Hunger Games themed pumpkin, and send us your entry to If you do not get a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your entry, please email us.


  1. All pumpkin entries must have a very clear Hunger Games theme. The staff of reserves the right to strike any entry if the theme is deemed not relating to The Hunger Games.
  2. Entries must be carved by hand. Acceptable mediums: pumpkin (any type), watermelon, foam pumpkin.
  3. All entries must have been carved in October 2014.
  4. Two photos are required for entry, a photo in the dark and a photo in the light with verification. For verification, you can simply write “Join the Rebellion!” on a piece of paper and include it in the photo with the pumpkin. To reiterate, required photos are:
    • Pumpkin lit in the dark
    • Verification photo
  5. Please include a description of your pumpkin’s Hunger Games theme.
  6. DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted by midnight ET on October 31, 2014 (midnight on Halloween night).
  7. This contest is open worldwide.
  8. OPTIONAL: Please include your social media usernames so that we can showcase your entry online!

Tips for Good Pumpkin Photos

  • Do not use flash.
  • Keep camera very still, such as on a tripod or propped up on something.
  • Do not submit very small images as this can hurt the amount of points you are awarded by judges and will also prevent us from properly showcasing on social media. If we can’t see it, we can’t judge very well!

Here’s an example of a Hunger Games pumpkin carving entry:



First Place

Prize pack from (be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter!) and including:

Second Place

  • 1 poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (TBD)
  • decals and bookmarks
  • Unofficial Mockingjay character magnet set
  • Unofficial Mockingjay keychain

Third Place

  • decals and bookmarks
  • Unofficial Mockingjay keychain


Entries will be added to this page during the contest period. - A Hunger Games Fansite