Here We Go: The 2019 Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest is Here!

October is a great time to be a DECA member. The leaves are turning vibrant colors, the crisp weather signals it is time to dig out your favorite DECA hoodie and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air. Yet, nothing comes close to the exciting competition of the annual Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest!

Last year’s contest had over 325 submissions and showed some incredible pumpkin carving, painting and decorating talents.

The 2019 DECA Pumpkin Contest will begin on Friday, October 11, and end at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, October 30. Use this entry form to submit all your pumpkin creations.

The categories for pumpkin creations are:

  • Spookiest Pumpkin
  • Funniest Pumpkin (New Category)
  • Most Creative Pumpkin
  • DECA-iest Pumpkin

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

Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, October 30, and the entries will be evaluated by DECA Inc. staff members. The three winning pumpkins (one for each category) will be announced on Tuesday, November 5, on and on DECA’s social media channels.

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

After you submit your pumpkin entry, share your creation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #DECAHalloween! We’ll be sharing our favorites all month long until the official winners are announced on November 5.

This is an awesome chapter-bonding activity and a great way to celebrate the season in your classroom or with friends.

Whether you submit a pumpkin as a chapter or work solo, we cannot wait to see the incredible (and spooky) masterpieces you create this year!

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