From Scratch: Pie Contest
Calling all bakers! We are hosting a pie contest on Saturday, August 3.
Chair of Department of Arts Administration and ribbon-winning baker Rachel Shane presides over the award ceremony for our pie contest, a friendly competition in association with our Off the Menu: Looking at Food exhibition. Come meet the bakers and celebrity guest judges, and, of course, have a piece of pie!
There will be five categories for judging: Best Design, Best Taste, Best Traditional, Best Radical, and Best Overall. Prizes in each category include Art Museum membership and merchandise. The Best Overall winner will receive the Museum membership and merchandise, as well as a $50 cash prize.
Pies must be dessert pies and all parts must be made from scratch. It can be a traditional pie or an experimental, radical pie. We are excited to see your skill and creativity! Pies should be delivered to the President’s Room in the Singletary Center for the Arts on August 3 between 12 and 1 pm. The team of special judges will review and taste the pies between 1 and 3 pm. You are encouraged to visit the Art Museum during this time, or leave and return. The awards ceremony and pie sampling will be held at 3 pm, in the President’s Room.
- Pies must be made entirely from scratch.
- Dessert pies only; no savory pies.
- Contest is open to amateur bakers, 18 years of age and older.
- Each contestant may enter only one pie.
- Pies must be delivered in disposable pie pans. Pies and non-disposable pie pans will not be returned.
- Deliver pies to the President’s Room in the Singletary Center for the Arts (405 Rose Street) on August 3, between 12 and 1 pm.
- Contestants must submit a list of ingredients when they register to participate.
- To enter the contest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: your name, mailing address, phone number, type of pie and list of ingredients. The deadline to enter is August 1.
- Contestants give permission for their name, photograph and photographs of the pie to be used for publicity purposes.
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