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Calling all artistic, gourd-enthusiast Nintendo fans, we’re excited to announce Nintendo Wire’s first annual pumpkin carving contest!

For the next week, we’ll be accepting submissions of your best Nintendo themed pumpkin carvings. Anything Nintendo goes, keep it classic with your favorite Nintendo character, or blow our minds with some Switch-inspired zen.

How to enter

On Halloween (Monday, October 31st), we’ll share your masterpieces on We’ll also be choosing our favorite Nintend-o-lantern, and awarding its carver with not only pumpkin art bragging rights, but also a fittingly spooky prize: a Boo amiibo!

You can tweet your submissions to @NinWire using the hashtag #NintendoLantern or email them to [email protected].

We can’t wait to see what you come up with! In the meantime, here are some carvings from members of the Nintendo Wire team to get the pumpkin juices flowing:


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Written by Brittin Shauers

Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.