Food Writing Contest – Final submissions due May 18

Monthly writing contest offers cash prizes

A dash of this and a pinch of that - put it into words and win!

A dash of this and a pinch of that – put it into words and win!

COVID-19 has unleashed changes on nearly every part of society, including the world of food. More people are cooking at home, growing their own food, and finding creative solutions to cupboards full of canned goods. Meanwhile, the pandemic has gutted the restaurant industry, put workers in meat processing plants and migrant farmers at higher risk, and made everyone everywhere realize that where our food comes from and how it is processed and delivered is not to be taken for granted. More than ever, we are aware that food links us to our families, our culture, our environment, our bodies… and to tradition, ritual, and celebration. This month, write an essay about food and so much more. We hungrily await your entry.

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Writing Form: Creative Nonfiction

Subject Areas: Geography, History, Journalism, Literature/English, Science, Social Studies

Length: 600 – 1000 words

Opens: Monday, May 3

Drafts due for Expert Review: Monday, May 10

Submissions Due: Tuesday, May 18

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