About the Death by Chocolate Food Blogger Contest
Everyone is eligible to enter the Culinate Death by Chocolate contest for
general readers, but food bloggers
with an appetite for chocolate have an extra chance to win in the
food blogger contest. To participate, simply submit a blog
post that fits the chocolate theme.
The contest opens to submissions on January 30, 2008.
Culinate readers will be able to vote for their favorite chocolaty post beginning
Feburary 4, so be sure to submit your entry by then.
The contest closes Feburary 8, at which time our panel of esteemed judges
will select the winning blogger from among the top 10 vote-getters.
Judges include pastry chef/blogger David Lebovitz,
baking expert/blogger Dorie Greenspan,
blogger Deb of Smitten Kitchen
(winner of Culinate's GrillMe contest in 2007),
Chuck Siegel of Charles Chocolates,
and members of the Copia and Culinate staffs).
The winning blogger (and guest) will receive an expenses-paid chocolatey
trip to Napa (details). To further incent
California bloggers we offer the winning blogger the option to forgo the air coupons in
exchange for a dinner for two at the French Laundry (reservations are the responsibility
of the winning blogger).
So what does all this mean to you? It means you have multiple
ways to win:
- Register, by all means, for the contest as a general reader:
the winner in that category is determined by a drawing.
- As a blogger, submit your best chocolately post
in the food blogger contest, promote
your entry to your readers to get into the top 10 list by
the close of the contest, and
bribe trust the judges
to select your entry.
Eligibility in the food blogger category is for (you guessed it) food
and beverage bloggers only. Such eligibility will be determined at the sole
discretion of Culinate. Those who don't blog, or who blog primarily about
other topics, are not eligible to win. Your submission must identify
a specific post (old or new, story or recipe, spectacular photography, etc.)
relevant to the chocolate theme. Only one per blogger, please.