Big Brains

Big Brains 2013: Meet Past Winners, and Nominate Your Choice for This Year's Culinary Award

Are you getting creative in the kitchen? Want $500?

Keep reading.

New Times is presenting our fourth annual Big Brain Awards this year -- which means a $500 cash prize for creatives in each of the following categories: performing arts, visual arts, online, design, craft and (take note, Chow Bella reader) culinary arts.

Past culinary winners have included Good Food Allies' Natalie Morris, Brian and Margita Webb from Hey Joe! and the Tuck Shop's John Cavanagh.

You -- or someone you admire -- could be next.

See also: - Make Big Brain 2013 Nominations Here - Brian and Margita Webb Win Big Brain Award 2011 - Big Brains 2012: Meet the Finalists (VIDEO)

It's so easy. Simply go to the entry form and make a nomination (or three). Tell us why this person (even if it's you!) deserves to win.

And stay tuned for more details about Artopia -- the party where we'll celebrate the finalists and winners -- coming soon.

Deadline for nominations is March 4.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at