Blogger Sponsorship for Eat Write Retreat - It's a Photo Potluck!

A picture is worth a thousand we're having a food photo contest! Feastie is sponsoring one blogger to attend the fabulous Eat Write Retreat conference this May 4th-6th in Washington, DC! If you haven't already heard of Eat Write Retreat, it's an intensive learning weekend for food writers/bloggers/photographers to foster and strengthen connections in the food community. There will be hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and professional development sessions. And, of course, food. Speaking of food - check out some of the photos from last year taken by an attendee, Mango & Tomato - that's just a little glimpse of the amazing food that was served during the conference. It will be a fun, educational weekend where you can meet new friends and connect with old friends - an opportunity to really strengthen your connections within the food community. Entering our contest is fun - check out the details below.   

Feastie is having a photo potluck contest to determine the winner. Here's how it works: 

  1. An entry consists of one (1) original food photograph. Write a blog post on your own blog that includes that photo. The post must mention and link to Feastie ( and Eat Write Retreat ( Each blogger is allotted one (1) entry, and all entries must be received by midnight on March 11th, 2012
  2. Leave a comment on this page leaving us the URL of your blog entry as well as the URL of the photo you are entering.
  3. Feastie will choose 10 finalist photos and post the results, including the 10 finalists' photos with links to their blog posts, on the Feastie blog on March 14th, 2012. From the finalists, one winner will be determined by popular vote. Voting ends on March 23rd, 2012 at 5pm EST. Voters are allowed one (1) vote per person, and will cast their vote directly on the Feastie blog post. The photo with the most votes wins!
  4. The winner will be announced on the Feastie blog and Twitter on March 24th, 2012. The winner will also be contacted directly by Feastie.

The Fine Print:

  1. The contest is open to US residents age 21 and over. 
  2. If you post a recipe in your blog post, please respect the intellectual property of other bloggers/cookbook authors. We will use TinEye to validate that photo entries are original. Stolen/lifted images will automatically disqualify the entrant, and all images entered in the contest will be attributed to their rightful owners.
  3. Feastie will choose the 10 finalists based on the following criteria: overall quality of the image; appetizing subject matter; overall deliciousness of the image. Well-composed photos of beautiful, appetizing dishes are what we're looking for.
  4. Of the 10 finalists, one grand prize winner will be determined by popular vote - finalists are encouraged to spread the word to their readers and friends to win votes. 
  5. All travel, transportation, and incidentals are the responsibility of the winner. 
  6. Prize is all-inclusive double occupancy registration to Eat Write Retreat, valued at $749. 
  7. Upon returning from the event, the winner will be asked to write a blog post about their experience at Eat Write Retreat to be published on their own blog as well as the Feastie blog
  8. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.
So please join us in our photo potluck contest and submit your most delicious photos! Contact us at with any questions or concerns. 


I am entering my Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers Cupcake photo -

And the original post including recipe is here -

This is our Caramel Mou and Walnut Crostata post:
and the photo we want to enter is:
Thanks a lot for this possibility, we hope to hear back from you soon!
Ambra & Alec

Hello Feastie!

I would like to submit this photograph of my Quinoa Chowder to the Photo Potluck Contest: Quinoa Chowder Photo

The original blog post can be found here: Quinoa Chowder

I'm SO excited about the possibility of attending the 2012 Eat Write Retreat in DC. Winning this scholarship sure would be nice for a poor culinary student like me!

-Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme

Hey! I'd like to enter this photo:

From this post:

I attended EWR last year and it was amazing, I'm really hoping to find a way to attend this year as well.

I'm going to take a chance and add an entry to the group. :) Here's the original post:

And here's the link to the photo:

This would be my first year at Eat Write Retreat. I'd love the opportunity!

I'd love to submit this photo to the contest:

It appears within this post:

Thank you so much for the opportunity...I'd love to attend Eat Write Retreat!

Here's the link to my blog post:

Here's the link to my photo:

Thank you for the opportunity! Cheers!

-Liza aka (a)Musing Foodie

I'd like to enter my Cucumber Sparkling Water, simple, but technical.

I'm entering my picture of Moroccan Msemmen for Rfisa! This is my favorite dish, and while the contents might not always look appetizing - I think anyone would want a big bite!
Image URL:

I'm entering my photo for Tarragon Lemon Salad with Crab & Avocado

Post URL:
Image URL:

Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Thanks for the chance to join! Here's my entry to the Feastie Photo Potluck. I am hoping I get picked to go to the "Eat Write Retreat" Conference in Washington DC this May.

Hello again! Here's my Image URL submission to the Photo Potluck.

What a fun contest! Thanks for the opportunity.

My recipe is Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes and here's my url:

Hello again! And here's the link to the photo:

Image url:

Newb alert - I hadn't provided a url for an image before, and I'm pretty sure I need to try again. So thanks, all, for your patience. Reposting the Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Recipe url:
Image url:

I'd like to enter this Juniper Rubbed Sirloin post here:
And the original photo is located here:
And now I kind of have butterflies! Thank you for doing this!

I'm entering a picture from a lovely beach lunch I recently ate on a trip to Arawak Kay in Nassau, Bahamas. Thanks for the contest!

Blog Entry:
Photo URL:

Hi there - I've never attended a seminar such as this, but would absolutely love to now that I'll be devoting more time to my blog. I live just outside of Washington, DC. Needless to say, I'd love to be considered for the Eat Write Retreat Scholarship. Here's my Spaghetti and Meatball Pie entry:

Post URL:
Image URL:

Please consider me for the photo potluck contest.
Blog post:
Photo URL:
Original blog post that the photo appeared in:
Fingers crossed!


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