In conjunction with the 11th Annual Pumpkin launch, KSU will host an Employee Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

And the winner is...

Despite the weather, the Employee Pumpkin Decorating Contest was a squashing success!  Congratulations to the Office of Fiscal Services team for their winning entry. We hope you cheer loud for the Owls while using your tickets to the football game tomorrow. Thank you to all the teams who participated in the event (including a strong Runner-Up shout-out to Museums, Archives, and Rare Books) and to everyone who took part in the voting activity. It was great to spend a few minutes mingling with coworkers we may not have seen in a while! Be on the watch for more information on upcoming Employee Appreciation Events.

Due to weather conditions which are expected to negatively impact the event, the Pumpkin Launch has been postponed to Monday, November 1. However, since our Pumpkin Decorating prize is date sensitive, the contest remains on Thursday, October 28, but will be relocated to Town Point.

Please drop off your pumpkin at HR (TP Suite 2000) between 8am-2:15pm.  Voting will be open from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. 


pumpkin decorating contest invitation

Form a team. Decorate a pumpkin. Win football tickets!

Not up to decorating? Come vote for your favorite entry and enjoy seasonal refreshments and lots of fall fun!

Thursday, October 28, 2021

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Neusoft Technologies Soccer Field
770 Koger Drive Marietta, GA 30060(Marietta Campus)


Contest Rules

  1. Registered participants must use real pumpkins or gourds.

  2. Pumpkins may be carved, painted or otherwise decorated. No open flames.

  3. Pumpkins must be decorated prior to being delivered to the Marietta Campus - Neusoft Technologies Soccer Field by 2:30pm on 10/28. Contestents may pull into the P40 lot to deliver their pumpkins but should park in the P60 deck after drop off.

  4. Inappropriate pumpkins will be disqualified.  

  5. Pumpkins not picked up by 6:15pm will be discarded.

The team with the pumpkin that earns the most votes from event attendees will win 10 tickets and 2 parking passes to the Owls' October 30th football game vs Gardner-Webb

All faculty and staff are eligible to purchase  tickets to the October 30th football game at a 50% discount. 


For questions or suggestions related to Employee Appreciation events, please contact