illustration of a pumpkin cart in a park

Halloween is a time to let your imagination run wild.

So we're inviting every current NYU student to participate in our second annual all-university pumpkin decorating contest. Pull out your carving utensils or art supplies and get creative—whether you plan to carve, paint, or bedazzle, anything goes! In need of inspiration? Here's last year's winning entry.


2022 Contest Rules and Info:

  • Open to all current NYU students
  • Email a photo of your creation to by Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Submit only a photo of your own work.
  • Entries do not need to be NYU-related in order to be considered.
  • In your email, use the subject line "Pumpkin carving contest" and include your name, pronouns, school, graduation year.
  • We'll post entries on the university's social media channels and ask our followers to help choose a winner from a selection of finalists. 
  • The winner will receive an array of cozy winter clothing from the NYU Bookstore. We'll email to arrange delivery.