Food—and the way we grow, source, prepare, eat, and write about it—links us to our families, our histories, our culture, our health, our environment, and our bodies. Food also plays a vital role in tradition, ritual, and celebration. “To write well is a public service, and a chance to influence millions," wrote the food blogger Lisa Gosselin. "To write well about food, is a chance to influence millions in their daily choices: we all eat!" Food writing can be an investigation, an exposé, an odyssey, a memoir. Perhaps you’ll write about the pleasures of your grandmother’s famous falafel or the plight of the next-door dairy farm. And remember, as the journalist and cookbook author Ramin Ganeshram puts it, “it’s not really about the food.” We hungrily await your entry.
Competition Opens: Monday, May 1
Submit for Expert Review (**NOTE: cap of 50 submissions**): By Monday, May 8
Final Entries Due: Tuesday, May 16
Visit our Competitions Page
beginning May 1 for more info on how to enter and writing guidelines.