TheBigWonderful Denver Food Challenge extends deadline on its BigWonderful deal

On July 12, TheBigWonderful -- a weekly market and food incubator -- will launch in Sustainability Park. And TheBigWonderful wants to help local food entrepreneurs launch, too -- by awarding one winning idea $500 in seed money and a month's free booth rental. See also: The BigWonderful, a culinary no-waste food market, will launch in July

Do you have a great food concept you'd like to try at TheBigWonderful? Do you have an old family recipe or a brand-new food inspired by traveling the world that you'd like to share with Denver? You could win a big prize from TheBigWonderful.

How do you enter the Denver Food Challenge? Submit a food idea -- whether it's an old family recipe you want to revive or a newfangled fusion item you'd like to create -- along with your recipe, inspiration, and an explanation of why it is important for you to launch this concept. You can post your idea in the comments section below, or directly to the contest at thebigwonderful.com/contest.

Deadline is midnight, July 15, a week from today. Josh Sampson of TheBigWonderful will review all ideas and select the five finalists. We'll announce them here on July 17, and you'll be able to vote for your favorite on Cafe Society.

But first, you can attend the inaugural TheBigWonderful this Saturday, and see this incubator/urban market for yourself.

Here's the fine print on the contest:

The winner gets:

$500 cash prize to be applied toward ingredients, cooking supplies and other costs related to TheBigWonderful

1 month free booth rental at TheBigWonderful Food Incubator and Market (four weekly Saturday markets)

Guidance on health and business permits

Tent and table

Featured vendor position in TheBigWonderful blogs and promotional materials

The winner will need to meet these requirements:

1) Health permits, sales tax and food vending business license must be obtained.

2) Must commit to at least a month of TheBigWonderful events.

3) Money must be used in creating your tasty idea.

Find out more about TheBigWonderful here.

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