Tag: competition

Event Pick: The World Championships of Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

Photo by Texasfoodgawker, via Wikimedia Commons

It seems every year, more and more excellent vegan options emerge as alternatives for our favorite everyday snacks. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the World Vegan Mac N’ Cheese Championship, which Baltimore is hosting for the third straight year.

Bee Prepared: Schools in Maryland Recruited for National Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Participants. Image via The National Spelling Bee

The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland wants your school to join in on the next statewide spelling bee competition.

Open Works Offering Cash, Studio Space and Mentorship to Makers in New Startup Pitch Competition

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Greenmount Avenue-based maker space Open Works is offering entrepreneurs a chance to win a half-year of free workshop time, thousands in cash and a spot in a six-week “business boot camp” to help get their startup off the ground.

Cecil County Moves Closer to Hosting International Equestrian Competition



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Maryland could soon become home to a major international equestrian event that would draw tens of thousands of people and millions of dollars’ worth of economic benefits to the state each fall.

Maryland Named Finalist in Competition to Host New International Equestrian Event

A show jumping horse at a competition in France, via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland and Virginia are competing to land one of the biggest prizes in the equestrian world.

Winner Announced in ‘Next Great Baltimore Bench’ Design Competition

Sagamore Development CEO Marc Weller (left) and designer Dean Brown. Courtesy Sagamore Development/Maroon PR.
Sagamore Development CEO Marc Weller (left) and designer Dean Brown. Courtesy Sagamore Development/Maroon PR.

The Cleat, it is. A nautically inspired entry by South Baltimore resident Dean Brown was selected as the winner of a national competition held to find the “Next Great Baltimore Bench” for Port Covington.

Finalists Selected in Competition to Find ‘The Next Great Baltimore Bench’ for Port Covington

The classic Baltimore bench, which won't be used in Port Covington.
The classic Baltimore bench, which won’t be used in Port Covington.

Will Baltimore get The Cleat? Could it be The Stoop? What about The Riga?

Sarah Murray, Sous Chef at La Cuchara, to Appear on ‘Chopped’

Courtesy Sarah Murray
Courtesy Marlayna Photography

Next week, one of the top cooks at Woodberry’s La Cuchara will be representing Baltimore on a nationally televised stage.

Homebrewers to Face Off at ‘The Mighty Pint’ Competition in Towson

Promo for last year's competition, courtesy WTMD
Promo for last year’s competition, courtesy WTMD

Beer festivals are booming in the Baltimore area nowadays, with endless offerings and regular event featuring locally made craft brews. This weekend, Towson University radio station WTMD 89.7 is bringing back its own take on the local beer showcase with a competition for area homebrewers.

Lessons from a Turtle

image via ecology.com
image via ecology.com

Award-winning poet Elizabeth Hazen reflects on her ambitious life thus far — the winning, the losing, the waiting it out.

Once at the National Zoo, I watched a pair of giant tortoises copulating, the sound that emanated from their habitat like a sleeper’s distress in the midst of a confusing dream. My son wondered what the matter was. All of the children wondered, the older ones with a slight blush of awareness. The adults chuckled nervously, parents scooting their children along to the next exhibit. Meanwhile I stared with the fascination of a scientist, the brazenness of a paparazzo. How those enormous, armored bodies could fit together—how even turtles could evince pleasure without words! Somehow this was a comfort to me, though simultaneously I was conflicted by my voyeurism and my relentless obsession with things I do not understand.