GUTS Pittsburgh 2017

Creatives Carving Wishes!

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition hosted by AIGA Pittsburgh. The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight everyday at Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The competition is open to the public, local and regional creative professionals that want to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish. We raise money through the carver's registration fees, the silent auction at the event, food, drink and merch sold at the event. For those who can't make it or would like to do a little extra, we invite anyone, anywhere, to contribute to a wish by donating.

What is there to do at GUTS?

If you aren't carving, there is plenty to watch and do at GUTS. The event is free to attend and is open to everyone — guests, families, and children are welcome.

Watch the carvers live

Watch the "Iron-chef" style carving action live and up-close — we can assure that you'll be amazed at the creativity! Each carvers table has "trick-or-treats" to share!

Strike a pose

Grab some of our props and get your photo taken in our photo booth.


Purchase GUTS posters, t-shirts, glasses and more at our merchandise table. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Make-A-Wish.

Carving Divisions

Individual Division

If you join as an individual carver you will be competing against others within the individual category only. Your entry may incorporate a single pumpkin or multiple pumpkins.

Team Division

Each team is made up of 2-3 participants. The entire team works together on a single entry that should incorporate multiple pumpkins (at least one per team member) and will be judged against others within the team division.

More details can be found at

When & Where
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
242 51st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201