It’s a Pumpkin Carving Contest, USANA

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Contests with 8 Comments

It’s getting a little spooky at What’s Up, USANA? these days.

Halloween is just around the corner and several individuals and departments are busily brainstorming the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky costumes that will win judges’ favor at our annual Home Office Halloween Extravaganza!

Who knows? Maybe Dan Macuga will dress up like a chicken again.

In conjunction with the costume contest, the USANA Halloween Extravaganza also includes a pumpkin carving contest that allows employees to get even more creative.

We Want You to Get Carving!

This year, Dan himself thought it might be fun to let our valued social media fans — that’s you — show off your pumpkin carving skills with a chance to win some sweet (not scary) prizes.

All you have to do is carve a pumpkin, snap a photo, and send it to us (the photo, not the pumpkin). Simple.

Send your photos to or post them on our Facebook page. Please include your name and where you live. Entries will be accepted between now and 5 p.m. ET on October 28, 2011, so get carving!

Note: You’re on the honor system that these pumpkins were actually carved during this carving season, so don’t let us down by sending in a photo from Halloween ’07, please.

The Prizes!

We’ll post the best carved creations and announce the winners — as determined by our world-class team of pumpkin carving experts* — on What’s Up, USANA? on October 31. Here’s what you could win:

First Place

  • USANA OGIO messenger bag
  • USANA blanket
  • USANA water bottle

Second Place

  • USANA blanket
  • USANA water bottle

Third Place

  • USANA water bottle

Of course, no blog post about pumpkin carving would be complete without this incredible creation Tom & Lorie Mulhern sent our way a couple years ago. Very cool.

And here’s one from USANA PR Manager Diana. Inception Pumpkin. Ooohhhh….

Contest Rules

  1. By entering the contest, each participant agrees to be bound by these contest rules.
  2. Judging will be based on entrant’s creativity.
  3. Prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  4. Winner will be notified via e-mail within 10 days of the conclusion of the contest.
  5. USANA is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete entry information whether caused by human error or technical error.
  6. USANA reserves the right to halt or modify contest at any time during contest period if events beyond their control compromise the integrity or fairness of the contest.
  7. USANA reserves the right to use names, images, and quotes of contest entrants without additional compensation for printed and online media to market USANA products and promotions.
  8. No purchase necessary. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
  9. Each participant agrees to release and hold USANA, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and representatives, harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities arising out of participation in the contest or resulting from acceptance or claiming of any prize hereunder.

*We’re not experts. We’ll judge based on creativity and what we like, mostly.


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Tim Haran

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About the Author: Tim oversees operations of USANA’s award-winning social media department, focusing on increasing community engagement and working to ensure the company’s social media efforts are in line with overall corporate objectives. He is a former sports journalist and current Cubs fan. .


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  1. This could be a dangerous job….lol
    the last time I carved a pumpkin it involved stitches and a lot of blood
    I do not think they let me play with knives anymore
    My pumpkin gets baked and turned into pie with real whip creme and the carving part is cutting it up to serve it
    Looking forward to seeing the entries

  2. Tim Haran Tim Haran says:

    Yikes! Yes, we don’t want any emergency room visits associated with this activity.

    Your idea sounds delicious!

  3. Lorie Mulhern says:

    Okay – GAME ON!!! Love to carve pumpkins so here we go. Let’s everyone show their stuff!
    Bring it ON!

  4. andrew says:

    that is so cool.

  5. Cindy Blass says:

    Will I get extra points if I drink pumpkin beer, eat pumpkin bars (old English recipe)and promise to watch Pumpkin Chunkin on Thanksgiving?

  6. Tim Haran Tim Haran says:

    We’ve received a bunch of incredible creations! A few hours left to send us your photos:

    We’ll be gathering folks to judge tomorrow and announce the winners on Monday. Happy Halloween!

    P.S. @Lorie and @Cindy: Excellent entries!!

  7. Kathy Gorski says:

    Will we be able to see the other entries pictures posted on this site.

  8. Tim Haran Tim Haran says:

    Hi Kathy,
    We posted several of the entries on our Facebook page. Thank you for your submission. Very creative!

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