CATEGORIES of COMPETITION
PRIZES will be awarded for each category winner and for the grand prize winner!
Just to get you all revved up for the competition and give you something to shoot for, here is a list of the trophy-winning Small Foods prize categories. The winner of each challenge will receive a special trophy for their efforts.
Do you have ideas that are half-baked? Slightly off-color? Does it look horrible but taste delicious? The main restriction here is that all entries must meet food (and general) safety guidelines.
Bring us your best tiny treats from anywhere but America!
Kids 12 and under will have their own shot at Small Foods greatness during the kids’ competition, which will begin at 7 p.m., with judging at 8 p.m. The kids’ competition will be held separately from the main competition. (But in the same room).
THE GOLDEN TOOTHPICK
The smallest food, in proportion to the much larger version. Think of a larger food “object”, and make it small. Past winners of this coveted prize include perfectly formed mini wontons, itty-bitty party subs, and teeny- tiny decorated cupcakes that would fit on the tip of a finger.
THE BRIGHT IDEA AWARD
This is given to the creator of the most creative Small Food. Utilizing the most thoughtfully considered presentation, this little food offering will be the pinnacle of cleverness, wit, and style. Past winners have wowed us with elaborate edible dioramas, or have accompanied their Small Food offerings with captivating stories and interactive performance art. Think outside of the (lunch) box.
THE YUMMO! AWARD
Tiny and delicious, this food will rock all of our taste buds, leaving us wanting more. Past winners have pleased our pallets with items such as itty-bitty banana splits and minutely crafted traditional Caesar salads on fried parmesan… Oh Mamma… Thou shalt not compromise taste for smallness.
THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
This is indeed one special challenge, one that is waiting for just the right dedicated Small Foods contender to be fully realized. We will all know it when we see it folks; the perfect presentation of a full meal in miniature.
THE JUDGES' AWARD
Judges hand-select the winner of this category; an entry that is so outstanding in its concept or execution, that we can't help but recognize the creator.
THE GRAND PRIZE
The winner of this esteemed prize is the Small Food entry that has captured the hearts, minds, and stomachs of the people. It is often a food item that stands out in two or more categories, a super-small food that excites our sensibilities and our palettes. The winner of this crowd-pleasing entry will take home the GIANT CAN OF mini corn, and will be given the opportunity to host next year’s Small Foods extravaganza!!!
Photo: Melissa Webb