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Wednesday
May052010

Pizza Fusion Earth Day Video Contest Winner!

What a great contest! We some really amazing people submit some really great and creative videos for our "First Eva Earth Day Video Contest".  The stakes were high and it was all for two really good causes.  The first cause, of course being the pure selfish desire to win the totally awesome prizes and the second being a donation being made to "Share Our Strength" to help end childhood hunger here in America.

We had a star-studded panel of judges that included celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., host of "Big Daddy's House" on The Food Network, Michael Singer of Bon Appétit Magazine, Craig Agranoff from WorstPizza.com, Social Media Maven Jen Friel and Pizza Fusion Founder Vaughan Lazar.  The judges were asked to review the top 5 videos based on the number of "views" each video had on Youtube.  There was a little confusion due to the layout of the website and people mistook comments for views so we gave ALL the submissions to the judges for review.  Contestants were judged on 4 criteria: Creativity, Edibility, Earth Friendly Value and Overall Presentation.  It was TOUGH, TOUGH, TOUGH to pick a winner.  We were so grateful and overwhelmed at the number of submissions for our first contest. And not so sound cliché, but they were ALL winners!

So... without further delays (we were supposed to announce on Monday but a couple of our judges were out saving the world), it's time to announce the 2010 Pizza Fusion Earth Day Video Contest Winner!

Drumrolllllll please..... Here is the winning Video from Jennifer Suzuki with her "Veggie Organic Mexican Taco Pizza" (WOW that was a mouthful) And this seems almost oh too timely for Cinco De Mayo!



2nd Place was awarded to Chef Tish Vanstone with her "Sublime Lime Chicken Divine Pizza". I think the name alone deserves an award! LOL



Jennifer won herself a trip for 2 to The Coppola Family Winery in Napa Valley, a brand new Trek "Eco-bike", a year supply of Honest Tea, a year supply of GIVE Water. $100 GIft Card to Pizza Fusion and a $100 Gift Card to Whole Foods!  Tish won a $100 Gift Card to Pizza Fusion and a $50 Gift Card to Whole Foods!

A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to all of our guest chefs and celebrity judges that took the time to make this happen.

We are so proud to be able to donate $3,000 to Share Our Strength on behalf of Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. who specifically chose this charity.  He is a very busy culinary celebrity but was very quick to get behind such a great cause. We appreciate his HUGE heart and wish him continued success!

To read more about SHARE OUR STRENGTH, please click the link below!

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