Best church potluck ever: Photo contest

MennoMedia staff
May 8, 2015
Mennonite Church Canada/MennoMedia
Grilled Peace Salsa
Kitchener, Ont. and Harrisonburg, Va.

Mennonite Community Cookbook blog and Third Way website/MennoMedia announce a “Best Church Potlucks Ever” photo contest.

Some congregations eat together monthly and even weekly as a way of enhancing fellowship and offering hospitality with shared, regular meals.

To collect photos for use on its websites, MennoMedia is sponsoring the photo contest, with Mennonite cookbooks as prizes, ranging in value from $19.99 to $29.99 USD.

Instructions are:

  • Take a mouthwateringly good photo of a food dish.
  • Secure permission to share the name of the person who made the dish; submit by email the high resolution photo, the names of the photographer, cook, church, and church address (photo should be saved and emailed as a JPG).
  • Additionally, in your email send a statement of 50 words or less stating why your church enjoys eating together. What happens at your potluck besides the food?
  • By submitting a photo and statement, you give permission for your entry to possibly be used in a future blog post for Mennonite Community Cookbook blog ( and on the Third Way website (
  • Winners will be drawn from all entrants.
  • Deadline is June 15, 2015, 11:59 p.m.
  • Send to Third Way and Mennonite Community Cookbook blog editor Melodie Davis at

A grand prize winner will receive a copy of the new 2015 Mennonite Community Cookbook 65th Anniversary Edition. Three winners will receive their choice of these five Herald Press cookbooks: Simply in Season, More-with-Less, Extending the Table, Mennonite Girls Can Cook Celebrations, or Saving the Seasons.

Individuals or churches do not have to be Mennonite to enter or win, but the contest is especially seeking Mennonite entries. If you don’t have a church potluck coming up, entrants can photograph dishes from a small group or Sunday school potluck or picnic. 

Photo Credits: 
Melissa Hess