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Official SMF May Throwdown

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

Here are the rules, please read them carefully.
Official Monthly Throwdown Rules
1. The dish must be SMOKEDin the cooking process, or feature SMOKEDingredients in a prominent manner.
2. You must follow the throwdown theme.
3. All entries must be cooked during the current throwdown period (5/1 - 5/31). A code word will be provided and must be written on an object and shown in your picture. DO NOT DIGITALLY ADD THE CODE WORD TO YOUR PICTURE .This month's code word is MamaMia
4. All entries must be submitted by Midnight Eastern time on the night of 5/31.
5. Entries are to be submitted to me (Fired Up) via Private Message with ONE picture of your dish and a BRIEF (95 CHARACTERS OR LESS) description of your entry. If your description is too long I will edit it as I see fit. Only one entry per person is eligible. Do NOT post your entries in the general forum until after the contest winners have been determined or you will be DISQUALIFIED. After you send me your picture please do not move or delete it from photobucket so that it will remain in the posted thread for future viewing.
6. There will be two categories for the judging. One will be determined by the judges of the events committee, and the other by SMF members choice through a voting poll. One contestant cannot win both categories. If that should happen, the runner up in the Members choice category will be the winner of that category. Any ties will be broken by the events committee's judging votes. Prize(s) if any will be awarded to the winner of each category.
7. Events committee judging will be based on three scores, each given a score of 1-10 for a 30 possible points per judge. These will then be combined with all of the judges scores. Whoever has the most points will be the winner. The judging will be based on these three scores.
ORIGINALITY =Trying something outside of the box.
APPEARANCE = How good the dish looks.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY = Technical difficulty and the amount of work that has gone into the dish.
8. Any entries that do not adhere to these rules will be disqualified. Judges decisions are final.
9. These rules are subject to change. Any changes made will be added at the beginning of the following throwdown.
If you have any questions please send me (Fired Up) a private message and I will be happy to answer them for you.
Good Luck and have fun!

post #2 of 32
Just curious, but are there prizes?
post #3 of 32
Thread Starter 
Yes, there are prizes.
post #4 of 32
The Judges choice usually gets a Amazon Giftcard and the viewchoice gets a goodie basket with various things in it. We have some things that another member donated.
post #5 of 32
italian huh? maybe smoked spaghetti? smoked meatballs? this could be a good one!! better get busy working on it
post #6 of 32
Hmmmm now this has me interested and I have an idea
post #7 of 32
I hope it is a good one cause I have a couple!! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
I have received a few messages about me shortening the descriptions of some of the April entries. I am limited to 100 characters in the poll, including spaces and the numbers for each entry. I have added to the rules that the description needs to be 95 characters or less. If it is not then I will edit it as I see fit and try get the important stuff in there. But when it comes down to it, a picture is worth a thousand words and that is what the judges and voters are going by.

post #9 of 32
Yea, my rusty old gears have been smokin' and clanking away since I read this. lol
post #10 of 32
Wow! Ninety Five characters including spaces isn't much. LOL.

post #11 of 32
Hmmmmmm...might be time for me to take another shot at this throwdown thingajiggie
post #12 of 32
Brad, I agree on the picture being worth a 1000 words... Here's my input:

For the JUDGES, maybe something like

Post title (limited to 94 characters)

Dish Description (this would be a detailed description of the dish - for Judges Only). May help you all determine the "degree of difficulty" catgory, and still limited but maybe to 200 characters.

There is no way anyone had a clue as to the difficulty of the 2nd runner on the sammies last month...

Still a PM to you, Still ONE Picture, just a little more info for you fellers.

That and $3 will get you a gallon of gas!

post #13 of 32
I've already sumitted my entry for the month and believe me it was really difficult for me to even suggest a hint of what it took for me to prepare what I did.

post #14 of 32
Yep, me too.
post #15 of 32
So time is getting close. Just bumping for the slackers. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #16 of 32
Dang I shoulda joined this group earlier! Love italian food, maybe I'll give it a shot for the June Throwdown!
post #17 of 32
You have until May 31st at midnight, get one in.
post #18 of 32
ohhhhhh ok I'm gonna do it, 95 or less?? wow that's harder than makin the dish biggrin.gif but not as hard as being a noob and keeping a secret!
post #19 of 32

To those that submitted a May entry to Fired Up, please re-send the entry to me via PM by midnight EST on 6/4/10. The judges will convene quickly to declare a winner, and we'll hopefully be scheming for the June Throwdown contest!


Thanks to everyone for taking the time to post ideas, and participate in the May Throwdown!

post #20 of 32

Thanks to those of you that have sent me PMs with your May entry. I'm bumping this thread again in hopes that people can see the deadline extension, and also there are 2 days left to participate!


There will be lots of smokes and going on this holiday weekend. If ya happen to smoke something that is related to the Throwdown, please enter it into the contest!


Looking forward to some more good lookin' eats!

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