Minnesota Monthly's Favorite Plate Instagram Contest

In honor of our Best New Restaurant issue of Minnesota Monthly, we want to see your favorite plate at a local restaurant! 

That’s why we want you to dish on your favorite dish—show us your favorite plate at a local restaurant for a chance to win two tickets to the Grand Red Tasting at this year’s Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience! Simply snap a photo and upload it to Instagram. Include @mnmomag and #mnmofavoriteplate in your comment to enter. See rules below: 

How to win:

  • Follow our Instagram handle, @mnmomag
  • Take an Instagram photo of your favorite plate at a local restaurant. Bonus points if the dish is from one of our best new restaurants! 
  • Include @mnmomag and #mnmofavoriteplate in the caption of your Instagram photo.
  • Please note that your photos must be public for us to see them! 
  • Every time you submit a photo, you’ll receive an additional entry into a drawing to win two tickets to Grand Red Tasting at the 20th annual Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience. The winner will be selected at random.
  • Your photos will be featured on the mnmo.com/favoriteplate landing page.
  • The contest will run from November 8-December 12, 2013.


  • Contest winners must follow our Instagram handle.
  • Winners must be 21 years of age or older and a valid US citizen.
  • Participants understand that if they use the hashtag, #mnmofavoriteplate, we might use their photos in our social media marketing (reposting photos on Facebook).
  • For each photo that the user submits with the #mnmofavoriteplate hashtag and @mnmomag Instagram handle, they will get an extra entry into the drawing to win the grand prize.
  • A winner will be randomly selected on December 13, 2013. The winner will be notified by Instagram. The winner has seven days from the original notification to respond to the email. If a winner has not claimed their prize after seven days of the original notification, they forfeit the prize and another winner will be selected at random.