Pumpkin-Carving Contest 2017

Business Office earns 15.31 out of 16 possible points

Student Life at Dakota County Technical College hosted the Seventh-Annual Fall Fest Pumpkin-Carving Contest, a popular Halloween event at the college. Campus groups carved and decorated a pumpkin that represented their group.

Pumpkins were judged by administrators, faculty and staff based on three criteria:

  • Creativity
  • How the pumpkin related to their group
  • Quality of the carving and decorating

Students and employees participated. All pumpkins were displayed from 10 a.m. October 25 until 10 a.m. October 26, 2017, in the newly remodeled Central Commons.

Business Office

Business Office entry

The Business Office (15.31), Writers’ Club (14.50) and Customized Training (14.13) scored highest overall on the 16-point system. Israel Gray, student life assistant and Student Senate vice president, coordinated the event.

“Our annual pumpkin carving contest this year was geared towards more student participation and involvement,” Israel said. “With a twenty-four-hour period of viewing and voting, our students who attend evening classes were afforded the opportunity to participate in this esteemed DCTC event. Admirably, the pumpkins also attracted new DCTC students who were visiting the college for orientation and registration sessions.”

Israel added that he is gratified by the continued popularity of the contest. “We would also like to extend our ardent gratitude to all of our judges and sponsors,” he said. “This year’s event was a success and we anticipate an even better pumpkin carving contest next year.”

Nearly 200 people in the campus community voted for their favorite pumpkins. See below for results:

Pumpkin-Carving Results

Pumpkin-Carving Contest gallery

For more contest photos, visit DCTC on Flickr.

To learn more about Student Life at DCTC, contact:

Nicole Meulemans
Director of Student Life and Activities

Anna Voight
Associate Director of Student Life