May 21, 2012
State Fair contest: Do you have a creative coffee idea?

Here's an email I received today that might interest those who enjoy entering the various food contests at the State Fair. If you've got a great idea, now is the time to let loose, as the prizes are quite impressive -- a trip to New York City, $500 and $500 worth of coffee. If your idea goes all the way: $10,000!

The press release states the following:

Seattle's Best Coffee is going to the epicenter of custard pie contests, brownie bake-offs and strawberry jam competitions to kick off "The Red Cup Showdown," a cross-country challenge offering a $10,000 grand prize for the most imaginative and delicious new coffee drink.

Seattle's Best Coffee invites California cooks with creativity to submit their best ideas during a live competition at the California State Fair on Saturday, July 14. The finalist who takes home the blue ribbon at the California State Fair will be sent to New York City to battle for the grand prize against finalists from the Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa state fairs as well as one Facebook finalist. In addition to a trip to the Big Apple in late August, the California finalist will receive $500 and free coffee for a year, valued at $500.

How to Enter The Red Cup Showdown at the California State Fair
Enter here to compete in the Red Cup Showdown at the California State Fair. A panel of judges will select the finalist based on appetite appeal, uniqueness and the story behind the coffee drink idea.

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