Announcing the winner of our pumpkin-carving contest: “Evolution” by Pete Zupan of Washington, DC!

Hello all!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first-ever atheist-themed Pumpkin Carving Contest. The winner will receive a voucher redeemable for a ticket to the 2015 National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee this coming April 2-5.

The winning pumpkin was a depiction of the “Evolution” sequence from Carl Sagan’s “COSMOS.” The design was unanimously advanced to the second round (public voting) during the first round, where American Atheists staff picked our Top 5 submissions in a double-blind vote. During the public voting round, “Evolution” and the runner-up, “Hitch,” were neck-and-neck and for awhile, we thought we might have a tie! During the last hour of voting over a 48-hour period, “Evolution” pulled ahead, and ended up taking the lead by 14 notes when voting was cut off at noon on Friday, October 31st.

Congratulations to Pete and great job on the pumpkin!

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The winning entry:

The winning entry: "Evolution"

The winning entry: “Evolution”

Pete Zupan & Stephanie Guttormson with the winning entry.

Pete Zupan & Stephanie Guttormson with the winning entry.

  • Be honest AA

    Why does AA keep trying to equate religious belief with creationism? Poll after poll has shown that the majority of believers in the US also recognize the scientific truth of evolution. The Catholic Church also acknowledges evolution. Why all the phony and misleading stereotypes about believers???

    • Cthulhu21

      Not all, just the number that still think it.

  • David K.

    @Be honest AA:
    Just because they like evolution doesn’t mean that they automatically think that all of us Christians are as stupid as the young-earthers. It’s true that these folks aren’t always charitable to us. But don’t go crying wolf.

    • Sheri

      Unfortunately, your friend “cracker” isn’t helping your cause any.

  • Just a bunch of homosexual, satanic, and muslims pretending to be legit human beings. You are all trash.

    • Cthulhu21

      And what is your definition of a “legit” human being exactly?

  • roguemodel

    so glad you guys worship pumpkins….

  • You may know that Stephanie is now being sued by a FAITH HEALER in Arizona.

    Penn Jillette, the famous magician and skeptic, has joined with the well
    known atheist broadcasters Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews in promoting
    her case and in contributing to her defence

    They and Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers (Biologist and activist) SL Singh (physicist famous at least in England) and other lesser known commentators have tweeted about this to well over three and a half million followers on twitter.

    Details and copies of the court papers at

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