Young Food Writer’s Contest Winners!

Slow Food Portland is proud to congratulate the winners of the first annual Young Food Writer’s Competition!

Grades 3-5
Grand Prize: Zoe Popovic, grade 4, Congin School
Second Place: Eliot Bramble, grade 3, Breakwater School
Honorable Mention: Wilson Haims, grade 4, Merriconeag Waldorf School

Grades 6-8
Grand Prize: Ellie Sapat, grade 7, Falmouth Middle School
Second Place: Luisa Hetzler, grade 6, Gray/New Gloucester Middle School
Honorable Mention: Julia Haskell, grade 6, Home schooled in Portland

Grade 9-12
Grand Prize: Ali Perkins, grade 12, Merriconeag Waldorf School
Second Place: Emma Sapat, grade 10, Falmouth High School
Honorable Mention: Gaelyn Lindauer, grade 10, Bonny Eagle High School

The grand prize winners have won a full family CSA (community supported agriculture) share from the CSA of their choice for the 2011 growing season. Second place winners won $50 gift certificates to Portland restaurants. The winning essays will be read as part of the Slow Food Writers Night event at the Space Gallery in Portland on March 10, 2011, 6pm. Selected winning essays will be published in the Portland Press Herald following Writers Night, and all winning essays will be posted on the Slow Food Portland website soon after that.

Special thanks to our judges: Meredith Goad, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Don Lindgren, Samantha Hoyt Lindgren, and Alison Duffy.

We hope you will join us for Writers Night on March 10 to support our young writers and their work, not to mention hear from our exciting lineup of professional writers including John F. Mariani, Manny Howard, and Maine’s own Melissa Coleman.

And please also join us this Sunday, February 27, at Woodfords Church (202 Woodford Street) in Portland from 1-4pm for the MOFGA sponsored CSA Fair. It’s a great opportunity to learn about Community Supported Agriculture, meet and support local farmers.

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