Challenge by Awesome Food
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Make Food More Awesome

Make Food More Awesome

What’s your Awesome idea involving food? Win $1,000 from Awesome Food to increase food awesomeness in the universe.

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The Specifics

Awesome Food, the Food Chapter of the Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences wants to help you pull off your ideas for improving our current food system or changing the way we think about food. We interpret food in its broadest possible way so use your imagination!

How will you make food more awesome? Share your awesome idea involving food, be it urban farming, food truck, recipe collects, pop-up cafes, or health. The more inventive the better!

Do you have a food truck that runs on solar power? Have you been building a new local food system to connect farmers with those who need access to fresh healthy foods most? Are you spreading the word that food stamps can be used to buy seeds and food-producing plants?

Submit your awesome food idea from July 23 to August 22 (noon Pacific Time). Our judges will select which applicants will pass to the voting round. From August 23 to September 6, we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winner.

The top-voted idea will win a tour of the Food Network and lunch with an Awesome Trustee. All submissions with 50 votes or more will advance to the final round of judging by Awesome Food’s Trustees for a chance to win a $1,000 grant.

Connect with this challenge on Twitter at @GOODmkr and @awesomefood.

Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Describe your project, and how you would use the $1,000 grant.
  • Email us with any questions at maker@goodinc.com.

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from July 23 to August 22 (noon Pacific Time). Only US-based organizations and individuals are eligible apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $1,000 within 6 months of receiving the grant. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work!
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from August 23 to September 6 (noon Pacific Time).
  • The project with the most votes will win a tour of the Food Network and lunch with an Awesome Trustee.
  • All projects with over 50 votes will make it to the final round of judging by the Awesome Food Trustees for a chance to win $1,000.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • Read all the rules.

Discussion
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Did the same contestant win both the lunch and the 1k grant ?

by Modestsoyburger
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Modest, the winner of the Lunch is "Food Education Playground", and the winner of the $1,000 grant is Tenderloin Vertical Garden. Thanks for your interest in this challenge!

by Anna_Silverman
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Modest, the winner of the Lunch is "Food Education Playground", and the winner of the $1,000 grant is Tenderloin Vertical Garden. Thanks for your interest in this challenge!

by Anna_Silverman
over 2 years ago | Reply

Although the Cardinal could himself use some help, he has displayed a sense of humor; religious leaders have a responsibility to contribute solutions to society's ills, and obesity is a pressing, accessible one.

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by jenifferhomes
over 2 years ago | Reply

Is there a way to know how many votes we have ?

by Modestsoyburger
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Amanda - we are not sharing vote counts for this challenge, but we are sharing rankings. Email us at maker@goodinc.com if you have any questions!

by moderators
over 2 years ago | Reply

by throughyourbrowneyes
over 2 years ago | Reply

Is there a way to edit submissions?

by kimfrankelzgmail
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Kim, thank you for participating in this challenge! Unfortunately we cannot edit submissions during the voting period. Email us at maker@goodinc.com if you have any questions!

by moderators
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hello there, we seem to be having the same issue as Modestsoyburger in regards to our picture. Help getting it up would be much appreciated! Thanks!

by newurbanfarmers
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hey Awesome Folks,

I'm one of the 121 ideas. Around the Table's video is missing from its page. It was there when I submitted it, and now it's gone. Any clue? It's taking a toll on my voting/ rating. Thank you, Amanda Y.

by Modestsoyburger
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Amanda, your video is up and running now!

by moderators
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by Modestsoyburger
over 2 years ago | Reply

Food -- and the process of eating -- is an uplifting experience: a sacrament. The glories conjured in the brain by tastes and textures on the tongue can raise the spirit to unutterable heights. If people could be reminded to more appreciate the things they eat, eating would become less a habit; food, less a prop. If the ascendent qualities of alimentation and gustation could be demonstrated, in a respectful manner, in a short film clip (or ad campaign) by, for example, Cardinal Dolan or a prominent Rabbi or Reverend, lightheartedly extolling the "specialness," the "grace," of food,foods, and eating, perhaps it would encourage people to be less indulgent, less wasteful, or at least begin the conversation, and thus contribute to a solution to the obesity pandemic. Although the Cardinal could himself use some help, he has displayed a sense of humor; religious leaders have a responsibility to contribute solutions to society's ills, and obesity is a pressing, accessible one.

by mccartichoke
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Mccartichoke - thank you for your interest in this challenge! We'd love to see a submission from you, click the yellow "SUBMIT" button above to participate!

by moderators
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, July 23

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 22
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, August 23

Voting Ended
Thursday, September 06
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Winner Announced
Thursday, September 13

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