It’s still early in the week, but we’re already prepared to declare this post the most original contest of the week. Earth Fare, already a favorite in Carmel and a recent newcomer to Greenwood, is holding its sixth annual Take Your Tomato Contest. It’s a way to celebrate with fresh tomatoes while showing off your creativity.
What we particularly love about this contest is that every participant wins a prize. Everyone who participates gets a FREE pound of organic tomatoes (with a $5 purchase), so there’s plenty of incentive to play. More than $1,500 in other prizes is up for grabs, and you could win big if you enter the contest by Sunday, August 10. You can submit your entry for the contest to one of the following four categories:
- Baked Tomato – This one involves submitting an original recipe of your own featuring the tomato as a central ingredient
- Traveling Tomato – Take your tomato somewhere fun and/or unexpected with you and take its photo
- Van Gogh Tomato – Use your tomato as the inspiration for a creative work of art (possibilities include painting, collage, Photoshop, sculpture, and more)
- Mater in Motion – Make a video short (two minutes is the max) starring your tomato. You can post it to any popular video site, tag is @EarthFare, and submit a link where they can view it
The winner of each of those four categories wins a $300 Visa gift card. Of those four, one will the grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card. You’ll be able to afford plenty of tomatoes with a payday like that, and it’s easy to participate.