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Writing about food disgust

Contest for scribes with a strong stomach

The Bitter Potion
Adriaen Brouwer, The Bitter Draught, h/p, c. 1636-1638 (DP)

While some write reams about delicious food, this does not mean we should let food we find distasteful render us speechless nor let it quash our creativity. Hence the Alimentarium is inviting you to describe the repugnance you feel towards certain dishes or food! We are launching a contest for short stories (in English, French or German) on the emotion of disgust, so contemplate the food that disgusts you, get writing and send us your musings! You may be one of the three lucky authors to win a gift voucher and see your short story published in three languages on our alimentarium.org website!
 

  • Subject: an original short story on the emotion of disgust related to food, written in English, French or German
  • Length: maximum 12 000 keystrokes (including spaces)
  • Deadline: texts to be sent by email to Olivier.Mottaz@alimentarium.org before 30 October 2020. NB: Entries must NOT be submitted as a file attachment but included as plain text in the body of an email. File attachments will not be opened and therefore not entered into the competition.
  • Jury: Ursula Zeller, Director of the Alimentarium; Nicolas Godinot, Head of Content; Laurène Weguener, Head of Communication; Philippe Ligron, Head of the FoodExperience; Olivier Mottaz, Editor-in-Chief, Alimentarium Magazine
  • Results will be announced on 30 November 2020. Winners will be informed by email.
  • Prizes:
    • 1st prize: voucher for CHF 250 valid in our Shop, in a Payot bookshop or on payot.ch, plus publication of the winning story in three languages in the Alimentarium online Magazine
    • 2nd prize: voucher for CHF 150 valid for one of our culinary workshops, in a Payot bookshop or on payot.ch, plus publication of the winning story in three languages in the Alimentarium online Magazine
    • 3rd prize: voucher for CHF 100 valid in our Shop, in a Payot bookshop or on payot.ch, plus publication of the winning story in three languages in the Alimentarium online Magazine.
       

By taking part in the competition, authors confirm having read and accepted our terms and conditions of participation.

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