Big Brains, the Foodie Edition -- Enter to Win $1000!

Hey Smarty Pants. Yes, you. Have you made your nominations yet for our Big Brain Awards?

You've only got another week to go online and tell us who should win $1000 in one of six categories: performing arts, visual arts, film/video, literary, design and food.

Yes, food. We have a dedicated category for foodies. Just started a business, or itching to do it? Got a food blog or a food truck or just a food obsession? We want to hear about it. No idea is too small -- in fact, we're looking for someone we've never heard of, so step forward and make yourself known.

You just might win $1000.

And yes, it's totally cool to nominate yourself. We won't tell anyone. We promise.

No strings attached. Really.

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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