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IT Pumpkin Carving Contest


October is finally here! Which means it’s time for all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to emerge — and jack-o-lanterns too!

CBT Nuggets is kicking off this spooky month with a pumpkin carving contest just for IT pros! Carve your pumpkin to represent something related to IT and send us a photo (post your photos in the comments below, on Twitter, or Facebook)! During the last week of October, we’ll open up voting for the top pumpkins. Winners* will receive a CBT Nuggets prize pack!

And here are some carving ideas, in case you need a little inspiration:

  • Carve your pumpkin in the likeness of your favorite CBT Nuggets trainer
  • Replicate your favorite IT-related logo
  • Carve “Happy Halloween!” in binary (01001000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 00100000 01001000 01100001 01101100 01101100 01101111 01110111 01100101 01100101 01101110 00100001)
  • Treat the stem of your pumpkin as a network cable and carve the top to look like your server

Check out this video of one of our team members carving up our first jack-o-lantern of the season!

Now get carving! Happy Halloween!

*Prize packs can only be shipped to US residents. But please submit your photos if you live outside the US! We’d love to see your creativity!

Contest rules:

  1. Your pumpkin carving must be related to IT and submitted on or before Friday, October 23, 2015.
  2. Your submission must be workplace appropriate. (Keep it clean, people!)
  3. Five finalists will be selected by a CBT Nuggets panel of judges. Winners will be selected by popular vote and posted on the blog on October 30, 2015.
    • Finalists will be notified by social channel in which they submitted their entry.
    • First, second, and third-place winners will receive prize packs.
    • Winners must provide a mailing address within the USA to receive their prizes.
  4.  Competitors may submit one entry only – so make it a good one!

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