Idaho Potato Commission’s Popular 
Recipe Photo Contest Now on Pinterest

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EAGLE, Idaho, October 16, 2012The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is now hosting their “Recipe of the Month Photo Contest” on Pinterest, taking full advantage of the site’s ability to showcase pin-worthy food photography and recipe ideas.

“We are very excited to continue expanding the Idaho® potato’s presence on Pinterest, one of the fastest growing sites on the Internet,” said Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “It’s really the perfect platform for us to engage consumers who are passionate about food and photography. Not only will folks be able to proudly showcase their dishes to thousands of other foodies, they’ll have a chance to win $250.”

Since its launch in 2011, the IPC’s “Recipe of the Month” Photo Contest has been a hit among potato lovers, home cooks, and amateur photographers alike. At the beginning of every month the IPC posts a recipe on its website www.idahopotato.com and participants have up to three weeks to submit their photography. The rules of participating in the contest are exactly the same, but now entrants will have a chance to get their friends and followers involved with “repins” and “likes” on Pinterest!

October’s recipe is Idaho® Potato “Nachos,” a tasty tater take on a Mexican food favorite by Chef Greg Hardesty of Recess and Room Four in Indianapolis.

IPC Pinterest Recipe Photo Contest

To enter the Pinterest Recipe Photo Contest, follow these instructions:


  1. Follow the IPC’s boards on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/idahopotato. Click on the “Recipe Photo Contest” pinboard, or visit http://pinterest.com/idahopotato/recipe-photo-contest/ to find the current month’s featured recipe. Clicking on this pin will take you to the recipe on the Idaho Potato Commission’s website, www.idahopotato.com.

  2. Prepare the recipe and take an original digital photograph of your dish using a digital camera. Save this photograph to your computer. Each individual may enter up to three (3) photographs at one time. Your entry must be in a .jpg format and must not exceed 2 MB in size.

  3. Log into Pinterest. From your Pinterest home page, click “Add +” at the top right corner. Select “Upload a Pin” and find your photo of the dish you prepared. Pin the photo with #photatocontest and tag the IPC at @Idaho Potatoes in the description. Post a link to your pin in the comment section on the contest announcement pin at:
    http://pinterest.com/idahopotato/recipe-photo-contest/
    or, email it to us at famousidahopotatoes@gmail.com.


The winner of the $250 prize will be announced around the first week of the following month. Each month’s entries must be received by the deadline specified toward end of the month. October’s photo contest deadline is October 29, 2012. For official contest rules, visit http://pressroom.idahopotato.com/pinterest-recipe-photo-contest-rules/. Repin the contest details to your Pinterest page from here: http://pinterest.com/pin/103864335127533561/

About the Idaho Potato Commission Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation, differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.

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