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Best Design by an Individual: Pumpkin Doodle by Jerry Lutz

Best Design by an Organization/Firm: Frightmare before Christmas by Urbal Architecture

People's Choice Award: Under a Mossy Oak - Pumpkin Cottage by Johnston Architects



Our annual tradition is returning for 2022,
and this year it is in person!

Come join Architects Without Borders Seattle as we kick off the autumn season with our
2022 Carve for a Cause pumpkin design event. Whether you want to put your pumpkin carving skills to the test or just cheer on others and their amazing designs, sign up today to reserve your spot.

What: Pumpkin Design Contest

When: October 25th 7-9pm PT

Where: Ladd and Lass Brewing
722 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Theme: Story Time

This year there are three ways to participate:

1) Join us at Ladd and Lass on October 25th as a spectator
2) Join us at Ladd and Lass on October 25th as a carver/participant
3) Enter the virtual People's Choice competition online

In-Person Competition Instructions:

The In-Person Competition will be hosted by our sponsor Ladd & Lass Brewing, and will be judged by a panel of judges at the event on October 25th.

1) $25 gets you in the door for the event as a spectator.

2) An additional $25 enters you as a carver for the event and registers your pumpkin in the competition. Make sure to bring your pumpkin already carved and any display items you might have!

That's it. Otherwise, peruse the designs and enjoy the event!


People's Choice Award Instructions:

The People's Choice Award will follow last year's virtual format and will be determined by how many votes a pumpkin submission receives. Kids and young people under 21, this is the pumpkin event for you. 

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Carvers will get their own designated pumpkin page to promote their creation. Post photos and tell us about your pumpkin!

2) Carvers direct friends, family, and colleagues to their pumpkin page.

3) People can vote for their favorite pumpkin by donating whatever amount they choose. $1 = 1 vote. 

The pumpkin that has the most votes by 8:00 pm on October 25, 2022, will be declared the People's Choice Award winner!


Regardless of how you plan to participate (spectator, in-person, or online), sign up using the button below. You can register your whole party at the same time, or do individual registrations. It's up to you.

Carve for a Cause FAQ: 

Is there a theme this year?

Story Time - Tell an old tale or share a new one for the future

Can I compete virtually?

Yes. While the primary event and judging will take place in-person at Ladd and Lass Brewing, we will have a virtual competition available for anyone who wishes to compete for the People's Choice Award. You can enter just the virtual, just the in-person, or both!

Are there prizes?

Yes!  For Best Design by an Individual - one $100 gift card, one Do Good S*** hoodie, and two AWBS pint glasses; For Best Design by a Firm/Organization - One $100 gift card, one $25 gift card from Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, and six AWBS pint glasses; For People's Choice Award - one $100 gift card, one Do Good S*** hoodie, and two AWBS pint glasses

Can anyone enter the competition?

Yes - anyone can enter the virtual People's Choice category, but the in-person event is only available for people 21 and over.

Can I attend the event without carving a pumpkin?

Yes, tickets are available to attend the live event as a spectator. Follow the registration page above.

Looking for Inspiration?

Check out some of our 2021 Carve Designs!

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