Michael Jackson

Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners 2011

For our third annual pumpkin carving contest, we asked you to mix hip-hop and Halloween and you didn’t disappoint. Our inbox was filled with some awesome carvings of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Jay-Z. But we had to whittle it down to three jack-o’-lanterns that stood out from the pack.

Mandy sent chills down our spine with her thrilling carving of Michael Jackson as a zombie from his iconic “Thriller” video. Her attention to detail and technique won her first place and a Sony Bloggie 3D camera. Congrats!

Check out second and third place and some honorable mentions below.

Janelle Monáe

2nd Place: All bow in the presence of the ArchAndroid. Ben nailed his carving of Cindi Mayweather with this pumpkin inspired by Janelle Monáe’s album cover. A Swatch New Gent watch is on its way to you, sir.

Nicki Minaj

3rd Place: It’s alive! Mad Dog unleashed a monster with this depiction of Nicki Minaj as the “Bride of Blackenstein” from her “SNL” appearance, complete with a Nicki chain.

Here are some other submissions that caught our eye:

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered. Happy Halloween!