Monday, May 18, 2009

She-Smoke Virtual Barbecue Contest!

Today we launch the She-Smoke Contest as part of the book launch festivities. We want to create the largest virtual barbecue in the world and need your help. Why? Because barbecue, the event, is all about community, and we want to bring this wonderful community together in a new way. Additionally, the contest serves as a fundraiser for Heifer International to fight world hunger. I can't think of a better way to fight hunger than by eating barbecue!

Here's how it works:
1) View the contest trailer HERE.
2) Post a nice comment (please) and then send the link to all your friends. Remember, a virtual barbecue isn't limited geographically. Let's see how many borders we can cross!
3) Have a barbecue and video tape it.
4) In your 1-3 minute video tell us what you are smoking or grilling (we're not going to get too hung up on definitions here), and tell us what barbecue means to you.
5) Upload your video in response to my trailer.
6) For every entry we will donate $1 to Heifer International.
6) Contest dates are now through July 7 so upload it by the deadline. We will announce winners by July 11.

Categories are:
1) Best looking barbecue (we can't eat it virtually, so make it a feast for our eyes!)
2) Best Video
3) Best Party - let us feel like we are there!
4) Most Interesting Smoker
5) Best Overall Entry/Grand Champion

Winners will recieve a signed copy of She-Smoke: A Backyard Barbecue Book, and the Grand Champion will recieve other fabulous prizes.

For more information, go to my website at Please forward this on to as many people as possible.

Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Just a note - you can take "video" with your digital camera. No fancy video camera required. JR