I don’t usually write about contests, but it occured to me we might have a real chance at winning this, what with all the good pierogies around here. Let me know if you enter!

From the press release:

Pocket $10,000 with Pierogy Passion
Mrs. T’s Pierogies has recently announced the third annual search for the Capital of the Pierogy Pocket and once again invites cities and towns within the Pierogy Pocket to compete for the title and $10,000 grand prize to be used for a local charitable endeavor.

The entry period is now open for cities, towns and non-profit organizations within the Pierogy Pocket* to fight for the coveted title! All submitted entries must include at least one tangible example of pierogy passion such as a letter from the mayor, favorite pierogy recipes, a petition signed by local citizens, or a video displaying local pierogy pride. Additionally, cities and towns located outside the Pierogy Pocket are invited to compete for the first-ever title of Sister City of the Capital of the Pierogy Pocket by submitting an entry that demonstrates their own local pierogy pride. Entries for both titles must be received no later than September 15, 2008.

Please visit www.pierogypocket.com to view last year’s winning entry from Binghamton, N.Y. or to download this year’s official rules and entry form.

*The Pierogy Pocket is an area of the country in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest where pierogy consumption is higher than anywhere else in the nation. It spans cities and towns throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and includes parts of New York, southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic region.


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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