Here's how it works: roast a marshmallow, take a picture of it, and upload it to our Facebook page as a comment under the marshmallow competition post. Add a caption to provide some context, if you like. (People love stories!) While you're there, give a like to other uploaded photos that are pleasing to your senses, and eventually, the most-liked marshmallow photo will rise to the top. (You can also vote on the pictures if you haven't uploaded anything. Impartial judges are important, too!) There are only a couple of rules: 1. if it catches on fire, that marshmallow is disqualified (you can eat it and try again!), and 2. no performance enhancing substances, like brown magic markers.
The competition runs through the end of September, and the prize for the top-ranked photo will be a fun and colorful homesteading book (title to be determined).
Entry into the competition is easy, but it combines a surprisingly complex skill set: marshmallow roasting (obviously), roasting fire construction, roasting stick selection (and possibly carving), and marshmallow photography, probably in sub-optimal lighting. Yes indeed, the winner will be a truly talented individual. Let's take a look at some of the early entries!
|What's this? It looks like the first challenger is entering the contest! It's Katie, who has selected a nice cherry-wood stick and is slowly roasting her 'mallow rotisserie-style. Let's move in for a closer look!|
|She's off to a good start; that's some nice caramelized color she's got going there on the left side. If she can keep this performance up through the finish, she's got a good chance of taking over first place.|
Well, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself some marshmallows and start training!