Event Details


Show-off your carving skills for a good cause.

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition benefitting Make-A-Wish originally created by CRAFTED out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte event has spread around the country to Orlando, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Now, AIGA Indianapolis is bringing Guts to Naptown. Check out this great video from AIGA Charlotte.

The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight every day at Make-A-Wish Indianapolis. Our goal is to raise enough funds to grant at least one wish for these brave kids.

The competition is open to 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 Foundation. We raise money through the carver’s registration fees, raffle, food, drink, and merchandise 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 by donating.

About Our Cause

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and drives everything that they do. Their mission statement is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope strength and joy. Since the inception of the Central and Western North Carolina chapter in 1985, they have granted over 3,500 wishes. In 2016, Make-A-Wish® Central and Western NC will grant the wishes of over 290 children; however, there are an additional 200 children within our community still waiting for their wishes to be granted. At an average cost of $8,000 per wish, we need your help to make each one a reality.