Chileheads Facebook Group Photo Contest – Part 2

The Dude

This is the 2nd of 2 photo contests for the Facebook Group Chileheads. I have selected 15 of my favorites from the over 100 submissions. The picture will be featured atop the Chileheads group page for all to see for at least 1 month. Since there are so many great pics including those that did not make the cut, I will be using some of those non-winning photos in the future as the featured photo of the month. The winning photo will be determined by the poll below and the most votes will win of course. I will get my Mom to break all ties if I have to. Don’t make me do it! She is a Jewish Grandmother and loves bacon, so some of these might have an obvious advantage. Just sayin’.

I would like to thank all those people that submitted their foodie love for this contest. I am sorry for those that did not make the cut. Sole blame comes down to me as I was the only one that chose them. I determined them simply by whether I thought they were colorful enough, drool-worthy enough and eye-catching enough to sit atop of the group page. Not every photo would fit right (vertically challenged), some had companies products in them, and I tried to avoid advertising so as not to think I was being paid off. Some were a little on the dark side or just did not pop enough for me. Some had background issues and others were a little too greasy in appearance. There were a lot of great BBQ and soup pics and for the most part I just went in a different direction. Not saying they were not worthy, but I had to make some tough cuts. I think with all contests, there will be some disappointed folks and other people that think I made a mistake. I get that and I will take it on the chin, but since I am providing the prize (2 bottles of hot sauce from my favorite stock from 2 different companies), and I felt I would pick what I liked the most and let you good people sort it all out with your votes.

Finally no names are attached to the photos as not to influence the vote. I know some of you will know, but please keep it to yourselves. I rather have a straight vote on what people liked rather than a popularity contest. I know some of you will go find people to vote for you, but I hope it isn’t about who has the most Facebook friends and Twitter followers and it is about who has the most drool-worthy picture for our Chileheads group page. Good luck to all the contestants. Please vote below as well as the stuffed pepper photos as well that you can find HERE. I am awarding two winners instead of just one winner, one for each of the photo votes. We have a Chileheads 2 group as well which is free from reviews and chile pepper pics. People use it to share recipes, talk about restaurants and products they discovered as well a place for companies and events to promote what is going on. I will post one of the 2 winners in this groups banner as well and switch them in April.

Now go vote for your favorite foodie pic…
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Chuck Wright's Potato Volcanos
Daniel Wallace's Chicken & Waffles
Sam McCanless' Hawaiian Poke and Eggs
Matt Le Gal's Jamaican Chicken Curry
Kevin Billings Asian Assortment
Ken Stringer's Rio Grande Mud Ribeye & Broccoli
Jacks Meats Hellfire Chili
Steve Seabury's Rattler BBQ Sliders
Stuart Roy's Brisket
Austin D'Almeida's Jersey Barnfire Mac and Cheese
Bill Moore's Pork Bulgogi, Kimchi and Rice
CaJohn's Fried catfish strips smothered with crawfish ettouffee and grilled French bread
John Arends' Shrimp Skewers
Stuart Roy's Prawns stuffed with parmigiana and garlic wrapped in bacon
Zach Ardagna's Bacon wrapped meatcake

22 thoughts on “Chileheads Facebook Group Photo Contest – Part 2

  • February 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Stay spicy! Hot and Spicy

  • March 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    They all look so good! Very hard to decide on just one to pick..

  • March 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    10 all the way!

  • March 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm
    Permalink… gotta say the only one that looks like it lives up to spicy might be the chilli at #7. Looks delicious might i add

  • March 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    #4 Looks tasty, but I gotta go with #7, Looks like straight fire!

  • March 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm


  • March 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Well You all have some great looking food up there especially that ribeye and brisket not to mention the Jamaican chicken and sliders but on a cold day like this I’ll take a bowl of good hot chili anytime!

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Everything looks delicious great work guys! Although it does seem a little odd how lopsided the votes are considering you cant really tell what #15 is lol. I smell conspiracy but maybe im wrong

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    #15 because bacon

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    why the pic is posted above

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I noticed that too….I love bacon but where’s the spicy?

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    loaded with pepper powder in meat and jalapenos/ Grilled green chilies

  • March 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    pic was cropped, and inside was never showed

  • March 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Thats kinda my point actually.. Over 100 votes before the inside was showed and anyone could even tell what it was just seems unlikely is all

  • March 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I vote no # 15 ! That has to be awesome ! Zach you are the man !!

  • March 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I am sorry the votes became nothing more than a popularity contest. This truly got ridiculous, and we can thank social media for that. It is what it is, and I will deliver on said prize once the poll is over. I did crop a hot sauce bottle out of pic #15 so I could remove the advertising of anyone’s product from being part of this contest. I had no issue doing it and felt it was worthy to still be considered in the top 15 overall photos. I would have cropped some of the other great pics, but the bottles in those could not be removed without damaging the overall photos in question. Those photos were not part of the final nominees in either photo contest.

  • March 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Id be willing to bet my own hard earned cash that the bacon loaf was not legit votes. Just upsetting that some of these other dishes have no chance of the recognition they deserve because someone was bored enough to hit refresh over and over

  • March 2, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I’m sure they are all delicious but to my eye #3 and #5 are the most visually appealing. I also have a soft spot for the smoke ring in #9. An any case it looks like the banner will be bacon wall paper! LOL

  • March 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    They are all legal votes. I can see the IP addresses for each vote. All 172 are guest votes and have never registered on this website, but all the IP addresses are unique. All you have here is someone using the social media way to get votes. Perhaps the contest link was posted on a bacon fan page and the support came a callin’

  • March 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Wow the amount of negativity with this contest is really disheartening. this was supposed to be a fun thing but yet people have such negative things to say instead of trying to encourage one another. If it was a rule that no social media be used, I could understand the discontent in the outcome,however, if it wasn’t mentioned why didn’t others share , reach out and get votes. It would have been a great way for people to see the site and build a stronger community. Instead it turns into negativity. I am not siding with anyone but I would expect more from this community of people. Chile heads are supposed to be family, encouraging, not this high school drama.

  • March 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    That pic gives me great idea! I’m wrapping a firelog with bacon tonight! Why not have that great bacon smell while sitting in front of the fire!

  • March 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I apologize for my comments because of the fact that chile heads should stick together. Just familiar with proxy boosts from school projects with my friends and thats what i thought I was seeing.

    That being said, I cant see his social media pages so who knows. I still think everybody did a great job and should be proud of thier work

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