It’s Time: The 2018 Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest is Here!

October is full of wonderful things, but nothing comes close to the exciting competition of the annual DECA Pumpkin Contest!

Last year’s contest had over 300 submissions and showed some incredible pumpkin carving/painting/decorating talents.

The 2018 DECA Pumpkin Contest will begin on Thursday, October 11, and end at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, October 30. Use this entry form to submit all your pumpkin creations.

The categories for pumpkin creations are:

  • Spookiest Pumpkin
  • DECA-iest Pumpkin
  • Most Creative Pumpkin

You can enter multiple pumpkins into the same or different categories, but you must submit an entry form for each pumpkin you wish to enter.

Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, October 30, and the entries will be evaluated by DECA Inc. staff members. The three winning pumpkins (one for each category) will be declared on Tuesday, November 13, on and on DECA’s social media pages.

Be sure to check out last year’s DECA Pumpkin Contest winners here.

After you submit your pumpkin entry, be sure to share your creation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #DECAHalloween! DECA will be sharing its favorites all month long until the official winners are announced on November 13.


This is an awesome chapter bonding activity and a great way to celebrate the season in your classroom as well.

Whether you submit a pumpkin as a chapter or work on it alone, we cannot wait to see the incredible masterpieces you make this year!

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