News: GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009

Roll up to win one of two Grand Prizes in GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009!

For carvings of REAL pumpkins, get up to two chances to win a paperback copy of Angela Carter's short story collection The Bloody Chamber, which includes the two stories that were made into the film Company of Wolves, and a hardcopy of the GUD Magazine issue of your choice.

For carvings of VIRTUAL pumpkins, get up to two chances to win a .pdf of Wolfsongs Vol.1, a modern anthology of wolf tales, and a .pdf of the GUD Magazine issue of your choice.

To enter: First, sign up for a free Flickr account (if you're a Yahoo user, just sign-in with your Yahoo ID).

Join GUD's Pumpkin-Carving Group--it's open to all.

Then, carve your Halloween pumpkin with the GUD logo!

Turnips won't do :).

For REAL pumpkins, upload your best photos (limit of 2 per person).

For VIRTUAL pumpkins, upload screenshots (limit of 2 per person). (You can create free virtual pumpkins online--here's one place. )

You may enter one or both categories, but only one prize will be awarded per person--in other words, nobody can win both prizes. Contest opens 10th October 2009 and closes 2nd November 2009. Maximum two entries per person. All entries will be judged by GUD editor Debbie Moorhouse and the prizes awarded by some arcane system that must never be questioned by mere mortals. Good luck!


- reddit, digg, facebook, stumbleupon, etc... please! ;)
posted by Debbie

24 comments; 5 subscribers

Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 01:37:17
Dear GUD contributors and Friends of GUD :). Please help us get the word out about GUD's Grand Pumpkin Carving Contest 2009!

Blog about it :). Tweet about it with the tag #gudhalloween :). And, most important of all, enter to win!
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 14:13:58
I know I'm going to sound silly but how do I upload a virtual pumpkin I created on the link you provided. So far all I've been able to do is email it to myself. It is pretty AWESOME too.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:04:49
Ooooh, cool gravatar!

What you need to do is take a screenshot of the virtual pumpkin.

You can do this by pressing the PrtScr button on your keyboard. Then crop and save as a .jpg using your photo-processing software. Then you can upload :).
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:06:40
You must think I know something about computers!!! I will try this because I want you guys to see how cool my pumpkin is.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:07:47

If all else fails, email me the link :).
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:20:53
Have I got *my* new gravatar working?
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:21:39
I think it can take a few hours for all the caches to clear.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:22:30
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:30:35
I don't think my prt scr key works. I've tried it about a thousand times in a variety of ways and nothing happens. This makes me sad....

I'll try again after work tonight and if I still have no luck you may be getting an email from me after all!
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:31:54
You won't see anything from the prtscr key until you paste from your clipboard into the software :).
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:32:55
my clipboard doesn't pop up though...I am VERY computer stupid.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 15:33:59
No, the clipboard doesn't pop up. It just sits quietly in the background holding whatever you copy or cut to it :).

Just open the photo-processing software and select Edit--Paste. The screenshot should magically appear!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 07:58:51
I'm gonna have to learn how to carve a pumpkin. :D
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 10:34:10
Yay! The more the merrier!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 13:22:17
You mean, the more the SCARIER!!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 13:22:52
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 13:33:21
we can hope! :)
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 13:34:12
Pumpkins can be GUD and scary--or even scarily GUD?
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 14:16:45
My wife and I are planning on carving pumpkins tomorrow, and we're buying extras for this contest! :)

Oh, and hey Kaolin, did you happen to get my email? No rush on response, just wanting to make sure I sent it to the right place. Thanks!
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 14:18:18
Cool! More pumpkins, more scares! :D
Sunday, October 11, 2009 / 14:22:39
@christopher--whoops, yes, I did get your email. I'll get it added to our list. :)
Monday, October 26, 2009 / 14:58:26
Well, it took a bit longer than anticipated, by my GUD Pumpkin is now added to the flickr group. :)
Monday, October 26, 2009 / 16:52:25
And very screwy it is too ;)!
Thursday, October 29, 2009 / 03:41:03
His was more toothy than screwy :)

Do you have a comment? Log in or Register; registration is quick, painless, free, and spam-free (unless you ask for it)