Attention, SoCal foodies! It's time to give up your low-carb, gluten-free, vegan diets with reckless abandon! Why? Because you're only four days and one short 25-word essay away from winning a trip to Savannah, Georgia to have brunch and a city tour led by none other than Food Network's queen of Southern cuisine herself, Paula Deen!
Win Brunch with Paula Deen!
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Smithfield Ham -- a match made in Paula Deen heaven if there ever was one -- is sponsoring the trip to Savannah and the opportunity to join Paula for a brunch to remember. If Paula's Home Cooking recipes and dishes at her Savannah-based restaurants are any indication -- think Praline French toast casserole, fried green tomatoes and egg hollandaise, sausage balls, and baked garlic cheese grits -- brunch with Paula is sure to be one decadent, butter-laden affair.
How do you enter to win? Find all the details below.
The Contest: "Come Ham It Up With Paula Deen"
How To Win: Visit Smithfield's Facebook page and submit an essay of 25 words or less in response to, “Tell Me Why You Love Smithfield Hams.” The entry response must come directly from the individual entering the contest and must be submitted by Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m. EDT. Entrants must be 18 years or older.
All voteable entries are public, and the winning entry is the one that gets the most public votes and then a nod from the judges. So get your family and friends to vote for your essay between July 16 and August 15. Once the essays are narrowed down, official judging goes underway from August 15 to 20, and the winner is announced on August 23! That means you only have a few days to write your essay and get every friend, family member and Twitter follower to vote for your essay!
The Prize: A trip for winner and one guest to Savannah, GA in October 2011 (dates TBD with Paula Deen); including round-trip coach class air transportation, two night hotel stay, Paula Deen Tour of Savannah, lunch at The Lady & Sons, dinner at Uncle Bubba’s Restaurant and transportation, additional meals for two days. See contest rules and regulations for a complete description of the grand prize.