The Food Contest

"Eggs Benedict...yum!" by Nagyman on Flickr.

Food can do a lot of different things: it can tempt you, it can bring you back to your childhood, it can make you feel safe and warm. But what is food? Is it a series of different chemical components that mesh together? Is it a memory of your grandmother baking apple pie? Is it the chicken soup that magically helps you get over a cold?

Your challenge: In no more than 500 words, write a piece that describes a food without mentioning what that food is. Show us the smell, the texture, and the taste, but don’t mention that it’s marinara sauce, french fries, or whatever dish strikes your figfancy.

How to Enter:
1. Read the full rules here
2. Create a new writing
3. Tag it foodcontest
4. Make sure to press “Publish Now”
5. Wait the hour or so for your entry to show up BELOW

The deadline for entering this challenge is Monday, September 26, 2011, at 6:00PM EDT. There will be 10 randomly chosen finalists, so there won’t be a public voting period. The finalist entries will be read by Figstaff and Figmods, who will then announce the winners. The first place winner will receive Pizza USB Flash Drive, the second place winner will receive Star Wars Chop Sabers, and a third random winner (from all the entries) will receive Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters.

Best of luck, Figs!

23 thoughts on “The Food Contest

  1. Wait, if it’s a random selection, what if someone wrote a really GOOD one and didn’t get in and someone wrote a really BAD one? It’s not really fair. o.O

    • Hey Tom,

      As with all other contests, we try to mix up the voting so that everyone gets a fair chance, whether or not their entries had a large number of hearts.

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