Indiana Humanities’ signature program, Food for Thought, engages Hoosiers in discussions about food and
how it helps define Indiana’s culture. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve partnered with the Indiana State Fair to offer a Hoosier Food Story contest–complete with cash prizes.
We’re asking Hoosiers to write a short story or essay about an Indiana invention, organization or person that has contributed to our food culture. It might be about a restaurant or a farmer that is doing something contemporary, traditional or unique; it might be about Orville Redenbacher or Gilbert Van Camp, Sr.; or it might be about the Hoosier Cabinet.
Successful entries will show how the subject of the story or essay has changed Indiana’s food history or
practices. (For a sample entry, click here.)
Entrants need to follow the guidelines for the Open Class Home & Family Arts division (Click on Department 114 in the non-animal division). The deadline to enter is July 30, with a pre-entry deadline of July 1.
Read last year’s winners (on a different theme), here.