Eight N.C. specialty food companies compete in national contest

by | Jul 14, 2014

We all know that when you want the best that’s Grown, Raised, Caught or Made,  it’s Got To Be NC! Now let’s let the rest of the nation know. Eight North Carolina food companies are competing in the national Specialty Food Association’s second annual My Story My Ad contest. And they need our help to win. Each contestant has shared their story and why they should win. The top 10 entries will be selected by the number of votes received on the contest’s website, and then a panel of judges will narrow down a winner, based on originality, creativity and relevance to brand. A People’s Choice winner will also be selected from the top 10 entries based on votes through contest’s website.

The grand prize winner will receive an advertising campaign valued at $15,000. Campaign will include concept, design, copywriting, professional photo shoot, artwork production and placement in all Specialty Food Media products. The people’s choice winner will receive an iPad (valued at $500).

Your vote helps support local businesses, and shows our pride in the products that are Made in North Carolina. So take a look at the entries below and pick a favorite. You can vote once a day through midnight on July 20. Click on photos below to read their stories and be sure to vote!

Big Boss Baking

Big Boss Baking, High Point

Good Rub

Good Rub Seasoning, Morrisville

Millchap Sweet Potato Company

Millchap Sweet Potato Company, Charlotte

Miss Jenny's Pickles

Miss Jenny’s Pickles, Kernersville

Nello's Tomato Sauce

Nello’s Tomato Sauce, Raleigh

Owem G. Willikers' Chocolaty Chile Elixirs

Owem G. Willikers’ Chocolaty Chile Elixirs


Slawsa, Cramerton


Bumbalooza, Cornelius