The premise was simple: Tweet a photo of a grammar/language/dictionary/Noah Webster-themed jack-o'-lantern to us by 10/31 for a chance to win. We'd share the entries on our Twitter and Instagram feeds, and our editors would award a prize to their favorite entry.
We thought it was a cute idea. We hoped we'd get a few entries. Instead, we got 14 of the funniest, cleverest, and scariest (as in, "it's scary how good these are") jack-o'lanterns we've ever seen. Consider, for example, our first entry from @DrRubidium. It's lit(erally), but it's also lit eerily; most importantly, it's lit.
The entries are so good that we'll be giving out two prizes instead of one: an "Editors' Choice" winner and a "People's Choice." Take a look at our slideshow of entries, then vote for your favorite here.