I’ve recently become a fan of Food Network Canada on Facebook. Through this link, I discovered Toronto Chef Roger Mooking’s “It’s a New Year” contest. Cool, I thought. Post one photo that basically tells the story of your new year’s eve. I could do that! Contest closed on January 31. I discovered the contest on January 30 — so that didn’t give me much time!
What to do, what to do? I thought about all the bottles collecting in the basement for deposit return and had a simple idea: create a composition of all the bottles (and there were lots!) with a few additional props ;-). You can be the judge, but apparently the team at Roger Mooking’s blog thought my photo compelling enough to offer a ‘runner up’ prize which wasn’t originally considered. I am thrilled that my photo story won, but the best part is that the prize is a Slow Cooker (recall that our slow cooker came to its untimely demise crashing on the soapstone counters last summer).
Here’s what they said about the photo:
“January Runner up of “Its A New Year” Contest.
After much discussion we have decided to grant a runner up prize for January. This picture was just too memorable to leave out. The team particularly liked the hammer, the bra, the tape measure and the whisk. Wow, what a New Years Eve.
I don’t advise anyone to consume this much alcohol though, that is for sure.” – Nor do I, but it seemed like a fun idea for the story!
Here is a photo of the prize: