Blade and Soul NA/EU: Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016



This contest is judged and run by NCsoft, Team Lan Lan and do not have any input as to judging and picking finalist, the final decision is squarely on NCsofts shoulders.

Set your artistic skills to work and you could win fabulous prizes!

Pumpkins are back in season! But set down your pumpkin-flavored coffee, cookies, and cakes, and push aside your pumpkin-scented soaps, air fresheners, and mouth washes—it’s time to get back to basics and carve them up for fabulous prizes!

How You Slice It

The NCSOFT Pumpkin Carving Contest is available across all titles: AION, Lineage II, WildStar, Blade & Soul, and MXM. You’re tasked with carving a pumpkin (real or virtual) and submitting them in the artistic style and look of the game you’re entering for. Each individual game has their own individual news article like this one, their own submission process, and their own rewards! In addition to the game-specific rewards we’re also awarding best-overall carvings across all games.

The Scoop

Choose one of two categories to enter:

Use your artistic skills—by masterfully massacring some gourd flesh, or get artistic and make it look like you had—and create a design based on the game you’re entering for. Your entry must be your original work, and must be based on the game title you’re entering for. Any designs that violate a copyright or someone else’s intellectual property (other than NCSOFT’s) will be disqualified.

Here are some examples from years past!


Three winners will be selected from each category (six total) to win the following:

  • Graveheart Costume Set
  • White Horse Mask

Two Grand Prize winners will be chosen from each category (real pumpkin and virtual), across all entries for all titles and will each receive:

  • 8,000 NCoin


The NCSOFT team will select the finalists and Grand Prize winners, and they’ll be announced on October 31, 2016 on our livestream and winners will be contacted directly shortly thereafter. Judging will be based on creativity, originality, and overall representation of the contest theme.

Read the Official Contest Rules before entering.


All entries are to be submitted by October 27 at 11:59pm PDT. For the real-life pumpkin carving please take a photo of your carving alongside a hand-written or printed note of your in-game name, server, and the year, so we can verify authenticity. For the virtual pumpkin carving, please sign your character name and server on your entry.

Submit Here (This is an official NCsoft Email)
For your safety and your account safety please cross check the official NCsoft email with the one on the official post on the Blade and Soul website, the official email should be as follows: b&

Click the submission link above, or email your entry with the subject line: Pumpkin Carving Contest to b& The body of the email must include your in-game character name and server along with this line: “This email is submitted as an entry in the Blade & Soul Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016.”


Team Lan Lan and are not hosting this contest and are in no way involved in judging and picking out the finalist. Please do not send submissions to as we will not forward them to NCsoft. Also please follow all contest rules, we all like a nice and even playing field. Best of luck to all the contestants, we can’t wait to see what you guys can carve up!