Great Pumpkin Contest Returns

October 18, 2016

For the 18th year, College Library is pleased to sponsor the Great Pumpkin Contest! Guess the weight of the four “pumpkins” next to the Info Desk (to within a tenth of a pound) and you could win $100.  The pumpkins were weighed by our esteemed security officer J.D. upon their arrival at the library. We would like to thank Prof. Jim Nienhuis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Horticulture for providing the oversized gourds this year.

While on display, we ask that participants refrain from touching, lifting, or “taunting” the pumpkins. Each guess can only be the result of a visual assessment.

To enter the contest, submit your guess-timate to by midnight on Monday, October 31, 2016. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 1.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Gonny Kim who guessed the exact weight of the four pumpkins (192.5 lbs) and received his $100 prize from our security officer, J.D. Rosandick, on November 2, 2016.

Pumpkin Contest Pumpkins