Crimson Carving Contest: Part V

  • October 5th, 2021

Just when pumpkins thought they were safe, it returns for a fifth year — the Crimson Carving Contest! 

collage of University of Alabama themed carved pumpkins

Take a photo and submit your photo, name and location to, or submit your pumpkin by tagging us and using our hashtag #CrimsonCarvingContest on Twitter or Instagram by 11:59 p.m., Oct. 26. The winner will be announced on Halloween via UA’s social media platforms.

What You Need to Know

  1.  Pumpkins must feature an image related to The University of Alabama. Create your own design or use one of the templates provided below.
  2.  If you want to show off your skills on social media, don’t forget to tag us and use our hashtag.
  3.  By submitting your pumpkin photo via email or hashtag, you consent to us potentially republishing the photo.
  4.  The pumpkin must be a real pumpkin, and must be carved. Painted, foam or craft pumpkins will not be eligible.

Competition Rules

ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all UA fans located within the United States.

TWO WAYS TO ENTER: (a) Submit a photo of your Bama-themed pumpkin to with your name and location, or (b) Post your photo on social media, tagging The University of Alabama and using our hashtag #CrimsonCarvingContest. Entries must be the sole work of the contestant.

Entries may not include: (a) obscene, indecent, discriminatory, or insensitive depictions or images; (b) profanity or other material deemed inappropriate or offensive. If an entry includes any of the prohibited elements above, the entry and contestant will be disqualified.

**By submitting an entry, the contestant acknowledges that the entry may be posted on UA’s website or social media channels. Not all entries are guaranteed to be posted.

PRIZES: one (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded a prize pack from The University of Alabama Supply Store along with the opportunity to act as the judge in next year’s competition. Two (2) Honorable Mentions will be awarded a Where Legends Are Made mini-prize pack provided by UA’s Division of Strategic Communications.

JUDGING: The previous year’s winner will be given the opportunity to judge all entries for the current year’s competition. In the event that the previous winner declines or is unable to serve as the judge, entries will be evaluated by the social media team within UA’s Division of Strategic Communications.




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