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Contest Wed Mar 21 2012

Bacon Poetry Contest Finalists; Justify Your Food Choices

The Baconfest Poetry Contest has announced this year's finalists and encouraged the public to vote for their favorites (voting closed March 21 at 1pm, but you can still check 'em out here).

If you didn't make the finals, you still have a chance to weave your carnivorous philosophy into literary legend in the New York Times' "Tell Us Why It's Ethical To Eat Meat" contest. Per the rules, "this is a very specific contest. Don't tell us why you like meat, why organic trumps local or why your food is yours to choose. Just tell us why it's ethical to eat meat" (so think "debate" more than "lusty paean"). Word limit is 600 words, judges include Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman and Jonathan Safran Foer, deadline is April 8. Click here for more details.

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