None of us ever want to face a judge in court. But if you have a great food app you definitely want to put it in front of these judges.
A panel of 19 judges representing all facets of the food, digital, mobile design, research and marketing industries is in place to evaluate the finalists for Toque’s 2nd annual Food App Awards taking place December 6, 2012.
We decided that this year we would pull out all the stops and get the best mobile media users, experts and thinkers we could for our judges panel–and we did. The evaluations and comments alone makes it incredibly worthwhile to enter, regardless of the outcome. All finalists can request their scores and judges’ comments after the December 6 awards event on Twitter (tune in to #foodappawards and keep it in your Tweetdeck.)
Also, food and drink app developers and owners now have until November 9, 2012 to enter.
Meet the Judges
The judges’ panel includes:
- Aaron Watkins (CEO of Appency, the first app PR/marketing firm)
- Amy Sherman (cookbook author, recipe developer, Cooking with Amy blog)
- Sara Bittorf (Chief Brand Officer, Boston Market)
- Heather Way (senior analyst for advanced advertising technologies and platforms, Parks Associates)
- Rick Boyce (VP digital media sales, monster.com)
- Kyle Bishop (director of digital strategy & creative services, 360PR)
- Chuck Martin (CEO of the Mobile Future Institute)
- Editors at Food52
- Margaret Kavanagh and Erin Lang Masercola (editor and editorial director, Beckett Guide to Phone Apps)
- Alex Kim (president of Createch Group)
- Anne Maxfield (food blogger and app reviewer, The Accidental Locavore)
- Gordon Plutsky (CMO, King Fish Media)
- Charlotte Abrams, Megan Greenburg, Assunta Swier (co-founders of The Three Kitcheneers)
- Amanda Kooser (technology writer, app and gadget reviewer, CNET)
- Carmen Hughes (partner in high-tech firm Ignite Public Relations)
- Chuck Fuller (director of business development, AdKnowledge)
Get a full bio on each of the judges here.
Toque’s 2012 Food App Awards, which takes place December 6, 2012, will bestow a Best Overall Food App award as well as 15 additional awards in categories including Best Value, Best Design, Best Cooking and Best Social. Apps can be entered right here. Cost to enter a single app is free; $75 per app thereafter.
Submissions are welcome from developers as well as restaurants, chefs or business owners. Apps must be available in the U.S. and must be in English (or have an English version). Both free apps and paid apps are eligible. Apps should be in their most current version and can run on any standard mobile platform.
Deadline for entries has been extended to November 9, 2012. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, November 13. The winning apps will be announced during a Twitter event on December 6.