Three carved pumpkins
Panther Pumpkin Pageant 2021

» The Return of the Panther Pumpkin Pageant


Join us on  

Friday, October 29, 2021  

Orange Campus:  
Attallah Piazza 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Streaming available: Zoom 
Rinker Campus: 
The Atrium 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Carved pumpkin between two small pumpkins, a spider and spiderwebs

 Let your wicked creativity shine!  

This year’s categories are:  

  • Best Department Pumpkin 
  • Best Group Costume 
  • Best Individual Costume
  • Best Pet Costume via Chapman Pets Yammer 


Pumpkin Decorating Competition

  • To register for the competition, reserve a free pumpkin here by Monday, October 18th. 
  • One pumpkin per department. 
  • Departments registered for the competition will be assigned a number. 
  • Orange Campus pumpkin display set up between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. 
  • Rinker Campus pumpkin display set up between 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
  • Human Resources will send pick-up instructions on October 21st 
  • Thanks, Sodexo for donating the pumpkins! 


Costume Competitions 

  • Register for the individual or group costume contest at the sign-in table before the competition begins.  
  • Individuals and groups will be assigned a number to display on stage during the voting session. 


Pet Costume Competition 

  • Submit a post of your pet in costume through Chapman Pets Yammer from Friday, October 22 - Wednesday, October 27.
  • Post and like pictures/videos of your pet(s).
  • Use the following hashtag in your post: #petcostume21.
  • It's that EASY!
  • The top 3 most liked will win a "CU Pet Trophy," one winner per participant. 
  • Winners will be announced on stage during the Panther Pumpkin Pageant at the Orange campus.
  • If your pet is present during the Pageant, we will invite you on stage for a fun CU Pet Parade! 


Voting Instructions 

1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners will be awarded based on the popular vote.  


Orange Campus  

Winners will be decided by online voting, so bring your mobile devices! 

Remote voting will also be available. Voting links will be posted below on the day of the event: 

  • Vote for Best Pumpkin    
  • Vote for Best Group Costumes 
  • Vote for Best Individual Costume  


Rinker Campus  

Winners will be decided by in-person popular vote using paper ballots.  


Light refreshments will be available.


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