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How would you feel about the Online Community hosting a Pumpkin Carving Competition?!

Hannah_Scope
Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
We are thinking about hosting a Pumpkin Carving Competition! 

But we wanted to get a feel from the community to see if it is something you'd take part in? The winner would receive a £20 Amazon voucher.

What do we think?  Would you take part?
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,037 Disability Gamechanger
    I would struggle to carve my own but would be interested in looking at other peoples pumpkins. :) 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,748 Disability Gamechanger
    I would love this I do one just about every year 
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    @Hannah_Scope

    You know I speak forthright, I'm the unofficial, non spokesperson for the unknown group, The Anti Pumpkin Carving Non Group, not all pumpkins are equal, they contain different quantity of seeds.  :)
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,180 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd be a spectator as I can't carve one but would love to see some
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    How about a second prize (or a joint first) for the person who describes and posts pics of what they did with the insides of the pumpkin?  Pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie or something like that.  Plant some seeds and by next year you've grown one  :)

    I'm not great with knives so wouldn't be carving anything and the seeds inside a fruit like that makes me shudder to see them.  I think it's a form of trypophobia. Ugh. 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,037 Disability Gamechanger
    @Lottie1732 that is a brilliant idea for those of us who struggle with knives / mess or whatever other reasons we have for not being able to carve our own pumpkins!
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    Can't we have a reverse winner, you declare a winner and then they can spend the next 365 days of the year carving a pumpkin. One of my better ideas.  :o  
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    How about a second prize (or a joint first) for the person who describes and posts pics of what they did with the insides of the pumpkin?  Pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie or something like that.  Plant some seeds and by next year you've grown one  :)

    I'm not great with knives so wouldn't be carving anything and the seeds inside a fruit like that makes me shudder to see them.  I think it's a form of trypophobia. Ugh. 
    I really like this idea, I'll see what we can come up with as well :) can't promise anything though!
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team

    rebel11 said:
    Can't we have a reverse winner, you declare a winner and then they can spend the next 365 days of the year carving a pumpkin. One of my better ideas.  :o  

    An excellent idea.  I declare you the reverse winner! 

    Now do we say one pumpkin a day for a year, or one pumpkin for the whole year? 
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    Yes, I'm really liking @Lottie1732s idea too.  :)
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    edited October 2023

    rebel11 said:
    Can't we have a reverse winner, you declare a winner and then they can spend the next 365 days of the year carving a pumpkin. One of my better ideas.  :o  

    An excellent idea.  I declare you the reverse winner! 

    Now do we say one pumpkin a day for a year, or one pumpkin for the whole year? 
    One pumpkin for the whole year, but can we down grade it to a 'Butternut Squash', they are so 'tasty', kind of 'buttery'.  :)
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,180 Disability Gamechanger
    rebel11 said:

    rebel11 said:
    Can't we have a reverse winner, you declare a winner and then they can spend the next 365 days of the year carving a pumpkin. One of my better ideas.  :o  

    An excellent idea.  I declare you the reverse winner! 

    Now do we say one pumpkin a day for a year, or one pumpkin for the whole year? 
    One pumpkin for the whole year, but can we down grade it to a 'Butternut Squash', they are so 'tasty', kind of 'buttery'.  :)

    I love butternut Squash but cutting it is a totally different thing and it drives me insane. I can't even imagine carving one :D
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,180 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughter mentioned carving a pumpkin the other day but the only issue is, she's terrible with knives... there's no way would i be able to stand next to her and watch :#
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    Can I plead for the lowly prize of an exemption from any future pumpkin carving contests (or a virtual cup of coffee in the 'Coffee lounge') for the worst idea ever of something to put a candle inside for Hallowe'en. 
    I was away on holiday when my Mum sent me a letter saying she'd bought some of the recommended books that I needed for my course, but drew the line on coming home on the bus with a half set of human bones! You've guessed it, I also had to buy a skull.....so, I put a lighted candle inside, as there were hinges on either side of the skull so you could lift off the top.
    I put it on my glass-topped dressing table, & was sat there in the dark 'admiring' the effect, when my Mum walked in! Oh, was I told off.
    Back to pumpkins, where did this come from? Please see: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/history-lesson-why-do-we-carve-pumpkins/
    So, I feel, rebel11 can carve a butternut squash (a new tradition perhaps), turnip, potato, etc. 

  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    rebel11 said:

    rebel11 said:
    Can't we have a reverse winner, you declare a winner and then they can spend the next 365 days of the year carving a pumpkin. One of my better ideas.  :o  

    An excellent idea.  I declare you the reverse winner! 

    Now do we say one pumpkin a day for a year, or one pumpkin for the whole year? 
    One pumpkin for the whole year, but can we down grade it to a 'Butternut Squash', they are so 'tasty', kind of 'buttery'.  :)

    I love butternut Squash but cutting it is a totally different thing and it drives me insane. I can't even imagine carving one :D
    I was trying to apply logic, it's smaller so would be easier, but now you've pointed out the difficulties and I have never tried to cut or carve one, that just leaves, no Pumpkin, no Butternut Squash, so that leaves 'butter'?   
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    @chiarieds I'd have loved that skull lamp haha.  Excellent use of uni materials.  :D
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,300 Scope online community team
    I believe turnips were very common, I think pumpkins became the "norm" because they're the largest gourd you can easily get that is easy/able to be carved.
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,634 Pioneering
    O.K. the challenge is to paint a face on a pumpkin seed.  :)
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,748 Disability Gamechanger
    Can we also carve as well @Hannah_Scope
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm taking all these amazing ideas in and have had a thought.

    Would everyone like it if we just called it our "Pumpkin Competition" and members submit their Pumpkin Craft? So it can open up to carving a pumpkin, painting a pumpkin on a pumpkin seed, doing a digital art piece of a pumpkin, knitting a pumpkin, a dressed pumpkin or a painted pumpkin if you don't want to or are not able to carve? 

    What do you think?  :)
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