We know there are many carvers in the Maker Studio that flex your skills in a variety of mediums, but have you ever tried using your cordless Dremel rotary tools on a pumpkin?
This is a quick challenge that will conclude before the end of October, so if you haven't picked out the perfect pumpkin or gourd yet, we recommend visiting your local pumpkin patch to find one!
In this virtual pumpkin carving contest, you'll need a pumpkin, and your cordless Dremel rotary tool to carve your favorite design. Enlist an assistant to snap a photo or film a quick video clip of you carving your pumpkin (we need to see this for verification purposes.) and submit your creative carving to the Maker Studio before midnight CST October 24th.
In order to qualify for a prize in this challenge, here's what you have to do:
Between October 4th and October 24th, submit your carving using the Challenge Intake form
Include a before and after photo of your pumpkin as well as an in-progress photo or video
Tell us about your carving process and how you chose your design.
Each submission must meet the following requirements:
You must carve a pumpkin (or other similar vegetable... We'll continue to reference pumpkins, but other varieties of gourds and squash would also apply!)
Use at least one (1) cordless Dremel rotary tool in the creation of your project
Submit at least one (1) "before" / "before getting started" photo of your pumpkin
Submit at least one (1) verification photo or video of you using your Dremel tool to carve your pumpkin (This is just to prove it's really you doing the carving... you'll probably need to enlist an assistant to capture this)
Submit at least one (1) final photo of your carving, lit up or not (or both!)
Since we still haven't figured out how to time travel from house to house yet, we use these photos & videos as a way to verify that you have completed your project yourself within the Challenge period.
Feel free to submit as many pumpkins as you'd like but make sure to create a separate submission per carving.
Once all the carvings are submitted, all members of the Dremel Maker Studio will have the opportunity to review the submissions and vote for their favorite projects. The due date for submissions is October 24th at midnight CST. Our team will take a day to review all of the submissions to make sure they meet the requirements, and then voting will run from October 26th to November 7th.
What's in it for you? There are three prizes available in this Challenge, and since it's a quick one, the prizes will be smaller than our usual challenges (Stay tuned for our next challenge coming very soon...)
1st Place: A prize pack of Dremel tools worth $150
2nd Place: A prize pack of Dremel tools worth $100
3rd Place: A prize pack of Dremel tools worth $75
Each prize pack will include Dremel's battery operated Pumpkin Carving Kit (Dremel 7000-PK) to amp up your game for next year's Pumpkin Carving in 2022! (Note, the Dremel 7000-PK is no longer available for sale.)
Plus, everyone who casts a vote during the voting phase will be entered in a draw for your very own Dremel 7000-PK Carving Kit.
Note: At this time, prizes can only be sent to Maker Studio members in the United States and Canada.
Like all Maker Studio members, entrants to the Challenge must be 18 years old or older.
Dremel reserves the right to reject or request an amendment to any project submission.
No member is eligible to win two Challenges in a row. We reserve the right to limit prize giveaways to one per household.
All prizes are subject to availability, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable. Prize winners will forfeit any element of their prize that they do not accept. No cash will be awarded in lieu of that prize or any part of it.
We reserve the right to replace the stated prizes at our sole discretion. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered.
Prizes will be dispatched to the winners via the US postal service unless otherwise stated. We will not be liable for any prizes which are lost, delayed, or damaged in the post for reasons beyond our reasonable control. Further details, such as tracking information, will be given to winners when available, though not guaranteed.