Picking a Winner for Our Wine & Food Festival Contest


Rather than leaving the task of picking a winner for our Wine & Food Festival contest up to us. We thought it might be more fun to let you all vote.

So take a look at all the stories of the greatest glass of wine people have ever had and pick your favorite. Click the Up Vote button in the comments and the story with the most positive votes gets the VIP tickets.

You can still submit your story till 5 p.m. today Monday and we’ll announce the winner at 4 p.m. on Monday on Tuesday. So get to writing, get to voting and get to telling your friends to vote. After all, maybe you’ll invite them to come with you.

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  • Lucy

    This is frustrating, Foobooz. First you change the deadline and now the rules. Basically a story about anything could win even if not about wine as long as friends vote. Please be consistent.

    • Liz

      I agree

  • ari….

    Hey foobooz why the new rules?
    “And all stories must be in by Monday at 5pm. We’ll be announcing the winner on Tuesday.”
    Is this a popularity contest or a writing contest?

    • Our bad. We’ve fixed the closing time. It will be Monday.

    • Not Frank

      It’s clearly a popularity contest now. So glad I made an effort.

  • Jimmy

    or it’s a great way to bring new viewers to a site we all enjoy.

    • Lucy

      I think voting IS a great way to bring new viewers in. However, my main complaint is the rules changed mid-contest. A lot of people wrote stories using the criteria, hoping to impress Foobooz judges. All that matters, now, is whether you have a lot of friends and family to upvote your story. It makes no sense.

      • Anon

        Somebody call the waaaaahhhhhmbulance. Sorry nobody likes you.

    • anon

      I agree with you. I had no idea what this website was until my friend asked me to vote. It’s a good site.

  • Marie

    What time does voting stop?

  • Not Frank

    “Rather than leaving the task of picking a winner for our Wine & Food Festival contest up to us. We thought it might be more fun to let you all vote.” Yeah, that should be a comma after “us” followed by a lowercase “w” because that first bit is not a complete sentence. I can see why you shouldn’t be judging a writing contest, but it’s probably just laziness on your end, which also explains this rule change.

  • Anon

    I find it funny that the only person with downvotes is the person winning. Sounds like all of the babies on here crying about it being a popularity contest are being immature and giving a downvote to the person leading. Maybe you should have been nicer to people in high school and people would like you better. Or maybe you should leave your hipster culture behind because the people who are your friends are not actual friends. For the record, I did not vote for the person in the lead. I just think you should all stop crying because nobody likes you.

    • John

      Brave stand you took there, “Anon.”
      It’s possible three people didn’t like that story. Seems a little much to go out of your way and vote it down, but you never know. And that’s just the point: you DON’T know.
      This has become a popularity contest, with all the ugliness that entails.

      • Anon

        Lisa’s story is certainly not the worst but it isn’t the best either. It’s pretty clear that the people complaining on here did it. You’re right, I don’t know, but how could one not easily speculate that?

  • FriendlessHipsterCrybaby

    Best entry so far: [name deleted] • 30 minutes ago ?
    The best bottle of wine that I ever had is I don’t care because this is a popularity contest now and I’m going to get all my Facebook friends to vote for me even though my story has no merit or truth and I could totally afford to go to the Festival on my own because I dine at Le Bec-Fin or travel to Italy and Australia and France but why would I want to spend my own money because it’s not like it’s for a good cause like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or anything and besides someone else will help those kids I just want to get my drink on whoo-hoo vote for me I’m awesome and totally deserve this.