Sioux-Per Food Contest launched
Tim Brody - Editor
A new initiative is aimed at celebrating and promoting community-led local food innovation.
The winner of the “Sioux-Per Food Contest”, a partnership among the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, and the Northern Foodways Development Network will receive $1,000 cash prize, a professional photo shoot and a video with a food photographer and stylist.
Through the contest, individuals and businesses are encouraged to create an innovative product or experience that showcases the region’s unique culture, history, and heritage.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout shared in an Oct. 16 media release that, “additional points will be awarded to those focused on making a social impact by focusing on bringing positive social, environmental, economic or cultural benefits to the Sioux Lookout community.”
Jennifer Esposito, Sioux Lookout Economic Development Officer shared, “Our community is a wellspring of talent and unique experiences. This contest is a wonderful way to bring our neighbours together and celebrate the heart and soul of Sioux Lookout. We look forward to seeing the incredible submissions that will undoubtedly emerge from this initiative.”
The contest is open to all Municipality of Sioux Lookout business operators.
Participants can submit their entries in various types, including but not limited to:
- New Locally-Inspired Food or Farm Products
- New Locally-Inspired Tour or Experience
- New Locally-Inspired Crafts or Handmade Products
Submissions will be accepted until December 8.
The Municipality shared that, “The contest aims to promote local food and farm producers, processors and food businesses while fostering a sense of pride and unity within the community.”
A panel of local experts from each partner organization will evaluate the entries based on creativity, relevance to the community, and overall impact.
Corey Jones, Regional Business Advisor, is looking forward to reviewing entries, “The Northwestern Ontario Business Centre is devoted to catalyzing innovation in the northwest region, and this contest is a great opportunity to connect with Sioux Lookout entrepreneurs and introduce them to our services.”
To participate or view the contest entry form, people can visit: https://slkt.me/SiouxPerFoodChallenge.