2017 Contest Winners

 
 
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Push, Pull, & Wear Parade Judges: Smooth Hound Smith, Councilman Brett Withers, East Nashvillian Publisher, Lisa McCauley

Push, Pull, & Wear Parade Judges: Smooth Hound Smith, Councilman Brett Withers, East Nashvillian Publisher, Lisa McCauley

Push, Pull & Wear Parade (Float Winners)

1st place: Chips & Salsa

2nd place Tomato Headquarters Staff Pick: Rainbow Tomatoes (You Are Magical) 

2nd place Judges Pick:  Tomatoes Against Trump

3rd place: Campbells Soup

 

 
photo credit: @hendrix4182

photo credit: @hendrix4182

East Nashville Tomato 5K

hosted by Margaret Maddox YMCA

Female Overall Winners

Gisela Olalde (18:51)

Beth Meadows (19:07)

Emily Mack (19:36)

Female Masters Winners

Michelle Nimmo (20:49)

Male Overall Winners

Dan O'Keefe (15:38)

Nick Walker (16:05)

Matthew Dietrich (16:15)

Male Masters Winners

Lee Wilson (16:41)

 
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Faux Paw Pet Fashion Show

No losers this year!! Every dog was a WINNER!! Each dog (and one amazing goat!) received a leather dog tag, tomato handkerchief, and paw wax (to protect paws from hot pavements!) from Pet Wants

 
 

Corn Hole Competition

Tomato Art Fest Corn Hole set from Portland Custom Corn Hole


1st place: Quickel Team
2nd place:  BuckWild
3rd place:  "It's a Corny Name"

 

Bloody Mary Contest

Hosted by 3Crow

Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka & Walker Feed Co.

Winner with 262 Points:  Payam & Emily

2nd Prize with 257:  Nicole Fox

3rd Prize with 253 points:  Sarah Smedley

 
Jodi Dent

Beautiful Tomato Pageant

hosted by  Alegria Gifts

1st place: Toni Tramel

2nd place: Jodi Dent

3rd place: Anna Hight

 
photo from Nashville Farmer's Market 

photo from Nashville Farmer's Market 

Biggest Littlest Ugliest Tomato Contest

Ugliest:  Amy Phelan

Littlest:  Douglas Mortlock

Consolation Prize for a "Green Littlest":  Yale and Sarah Madden (tomato was to be red to fully qualify!)

 

Redhead Contest

Miss Tiny Tomato: Pearl
Mr Tiny Tomato: Asher
Early Girl Tomato: Ellie
Better Boy Tomato: Ethan
Hot Tomato: Courtney
Tomato Red: Nick
You are not really a Tomato: Isabella

 
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Tomato Toss

Hosted by Wags & Whiskers

1st place: Hadley Lewis

 

Tomato Fairy / Elf Contest

Liliana Gomez, 13 and over category, Fairy

Anna Gregory, Under 13 category, Fairy

Indigo Snelling, Most Creative, Fairy

 
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Recipe Contest

hosted by Nashville Farmer's Market

1st place: Ellen Zink Tomato Art Fiesta-Val Salad.

2nd place: Hayden Forsee, Smoked Caprese Salad

 

 
Leah Miller, 3rd place with “The Melodramatic Tomato”

Leah Miller, 3rd place with “The Melodramatic Tomato”

Tomato Haiku Contest

ANYTHING GOES CATEGORY HAIKU WINNER:  Free Verse by Nita Schriver

 

At the bottom of

My canvas shopping bag

I found

A lone grape tomato

Forgotten there for a few days.

Had it been new, shiny and firm

I would have popped it in my mouth.

Instead I enjoyed its warm squishiness,

Rolling it between my fingers,

Examining its pattern of wrinkles.

I hope to age the same way.

Giving up brash youth and beauty.

Becoming soft and interesting. 

 

KIDS (AGE 16 & UNDER) CATEGORY HAIKU WINNER: 

 

“Go, Tomatoes!” by Anya Webber

Awesome Tomatoes

Are Deliciously, Delish!

Go, Tomatoes!  Go!

 

HUMOR CATEGORY HAIKU WINNERS:

 

TOP PRIZE HAIKU by Anna Vammen

Drink bloody marys

It’s a full serving of fruit

Pass the vodka please

 

SECOND PLACE HAIKU by Anna Vammen

These haikus are hard

Mainly because tomato

Is three syllables

 

THIRD PLACE HAIKU

“The Melodramatic Tomato” by Leah Miller

I was round and plump

Red and lush, thick skinned and flush

Until he bit me

 

ADULT CATEGORY HAIKU WINNERS

 

TOP PRIZE HAIKU by Randy Foster

Fried green tomatoes

With cornbread and buttermilk –

Southern communion

 

3-WAY TIE FOR SECOND PLACE HAIKU WINNERS

“Emotionally Complex Tomato” by Leah Miller

I’ve split my thick skin

Revealing my juicy pulp

Oh my, I taste good

 

Haiku by Michael Holley

If Eve gave Adam

A round red vegetable

We’d all be naked

 

Haiku by Jacqueline Elston

Red, ripe on the vine

Tomato Paradiso

Cinema of Taste