The 2017 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest

Catskills Food Guide

Above: This photo, "Wolf River Apples" by William Palmer, won a spot on the cover of the 2016 Catskills Food Guide in the 2016 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest.

The harvest moon rose this past weekend, and fall officially begins this Thursday, Sept. 22, with the fall equinox.

That means it's time for our annual Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest, once again sponsored by the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian. 

Send us your best photo of Catskills food and bounty for a chance to win the grand prize, a $75 gift certificate to the Peekamoose, or a shot at being on one of the covers of the print 2017 Catskills Food Guide, which comes out in January. See the contest details below. 

We're selling ads for the guide now, too--reach 20,000 readers in the Catskills, NYC and beyond. See the rate sheet at the bottom of this post for details.

Here's how the contest works:

Share photos of Catskills foods, animals, restaurants and/or farms by 11:59 p.m. on October 7, 2016. Originality, interesting perspectives and sharp and bright closeups will earn you points. (Conversely, please DO NOT submit photos with Instagram-like filters--it makes it hard for us to work with them.) 

To submit, your photo must: 

  • Be at least 2 megabytes (MB) in size
  • Feature Catskills food, farms, farmers or food-related subjects
  • Be sent via email to [email protected] (entries submitted any other way, including Facebook or Flickr, will not be accepted)
  • Include your name, the location where it was taken, and the date it was taken

Submit your photo before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016. Only one entry is allowed per person

Winners will be chosen by January 2017 and featured in the 2017 Catskills Food Guide. One grand prize winner gets a a $75 gift certificate to the Peekamoose in Big Indian.

The fine print:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win this contest. Contest begins on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016. To enter, you must be 18 and live in New York State. To enter the contest, email a photo to [email protected]. Limit one entry per person. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Contestants grant the Watershed Post and the Catskills Food Guide the right to publish their photos and their names in print and online. Entry must be the original work of the contestant, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. All entries will be judged based on judges’ determination of creativity, wittiness, and beauty. The top scoring entry will be declared the contest winner. The prize — a gift certificate to the Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian — is worth $75. The winner will be notified by email in early 2017 and will be provided with instructions for redeeming the prize.

Advertise in the 2017 Catskills Food Guide

We're gearing up to publish the next edition of the Catskills Food Guide, our annual print publication devoted to local food, farms and dining in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

A few things to look forward to in the 2017 Catskills Food Guide:

  • A fold-out map of local farms that welcome visitors
  • A guide to local breweries, distilleries, cideries and wineries
  • A tour of the best new restaurants in the Catskills region

And much more!

The Catskills Food Guide is published in early January, and is distributed throughout the year at local restaurants, farms and businesses around the Catskills and at greenmarkets in the New York City metro area.

The deadline to advertise in the 2017 Food Guide is November 1. Reserve your slot now: Contact Ben Fenton at [email protected] or 973-951-2797. Rates for the 2017 guide are below.