Earlier this month, 20 New York–based architecture practices assembled to compete for the greatest architecture prize of the month—the Pritzkerpumpkin. To vie for the prize awarded by the Center for Architecture as part of its third annual Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition, contestants including Weiss/Manfreddi, SoftLab, and TEN Arquitectos assembled for 75 minutes of pumpkin carving with their own tools and materials in hand. (Brooklyn, N.Y.–based Situ even showed up with microwaves.)

After being reviewed by judges—chef and conceptual artist Laila Gohar; SO-IL co-founder and principal Jing Liu; Bompas & Parr Studio co-founder and principal Harry Parr; and Apartamento Magazine founder Omar Sosa—Alloy's submission was awarded the Pritzkerpumpkin and Situ's project was named the People's Pumpkin. Six other pumpkins were given honorable mentions.
Continue below to see some of the winning gourds.

A smoking, jack-in-the-box pumpkin by Alloy, (Pritzkerpumpkin)
Courtesy the Center for Architecture A smoking, jack-in-the-box pumpkin by Alloy, (Pritzkerpumpkin)
Reassembled dedydrated pumpkin strands by Situ (People's Pumpkin and "Pretentioulicious" honorable mention)
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Reassembled dedydrated pumpkin strands by Situ (People's Pumpkin and "Pretentioulicious" honorable mention)
Drawing machine pumpkin by Ennead Architects (honorable mention)
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Drawing machine pumpkin by Ennead Architects (honorable mention)
Architecture Research Office, curvy pumpkin pavilion
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Architecture Research Office, curvy pumpkin pavilion
Atlas Hugged by  Davis Brody Bond (Most Profound honorable mention)
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Atlas Hugged by Davis Brody Bond (Most Profound honorable mention)
Inception-inspired pumpkin-within-a-pumpkin-within-a-pumpkin by Weiss/Manfreddi (honorable mention)
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Inception-inspired pumpkin-within-a-pumpkin-within-a-pumpkin by Weiss/Manfreddi (honorable mention)
Reflective optical illusion pumpkin by SoftLab
Courtesy the Center for Architecture Reflective optical illusion pumpkin by SoftLab
A Hudson Yards-inspired pumpkin skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Courtesy the Center for Architecture A Hudson Yards-inspired pumpkin skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates