The Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest is Back for 2021

September 27, 2021

Submit Entries by October 30

A favorite tradition of DECA members, the Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest is back for another year! It's time to pull on your favorite DECA hoodie, grab a pumpkin spice iced latte and select the perfect pumpkin for your masterpiece.

The 2021 DECA Pumpkin Contest will begin on Friday, October 1 and end on Saturday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Use this entry form to submit all your pumpkin creations.

The categories for pumpkin creations are:

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

Contest Guidelines:

  • Use your imagination to carve, paint or decorate your pumpkin however you see fit.
  • 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 midnight on Saturday, October 30. Members will then vote for their favorites on Instagram on Sunday, October 31.
  • The top three winning pumpkins in each category will be announced by Monday, November 1.

After you submit your pumpkin entry, share your creation using #DECAHalloween! We'll be sharing our favorites all month long, so be sure to tag @decainc.

Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s DECA Pumpkin Contest winners here.


As DECA’s office coordinator, Caitlin oversees the everyday operations of DECA HQ. Caitlin also provides frontline customer service to our members at DECA HQ and in-person support at conferences. Caitlin has worked for DECA since 2019.

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