156 entries to the first-ever Real Food Media Contest
Wow, you all brought your A game.
Our team is overwhelmed, touched, and INSPIRED by the stories you all have sent in. Incredible accounts of the on-the-ground, real deal work, sacrifice, victories, innovation and conviction that represent the heart and soul of this growing movement.
You put your lens on farmworkers in the fields, struggles against consolidation, food incubators, youth flexing leadership muscle, the role of community in supporting local agriculture, the importance of beekeepers, meat production with integrity, food education for all ages, urban agriculture models that are healing the planet, and indigenous traditions that are being honored and revived, whoa. (WHOA.)
We laughed, we cried. (No, really. We did.) We learned a lot along the way and are more affirmed than ever that we are shifting the tide to more sustainable and meaningful relationships – with our food systems, this planet, and each other. THANK YOU for sharing your stories for this contest, for bringing to life the people and projects that drive you and letting us into your world.
From here, we’re sending them off to the judges and will be uploading the top films live to the website on February 12 to open online voting and determine the People’s Choice award. Voting closes March 2, so get your friends, family and farmers together to watch the entries and get inspired.