By: Tonya Allen

There’s no question that we in the meat industry tackle a lot of serious issues in our efforts to combat misinformation while also working to ensure that our meat supply remains as safe, affordable and efficient as possible.

That being said, we also know how to have some fun from time to time.  It’s in this spirit that AMI’s National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) is calling all creative hot dog enthusiasts  to submit their most catchy, clever slogans that capture the great taste and tradition of the hot dog. Send your submissions to by June 20 to be considered.

A panel of judges from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council will review submissions and select eight finalists. The finalists will be uploaded to the National Hot Dog Council Facebook page ( at 10 a.m. EDT on June 25, 2012.

One grand prize and two runner-up prizes will be awarded. The grand prizes and runner-up prizes will be awarded for the slogans that receive the most votes between 10 a.m. EDT on June 25 and 10 a.m. EDT June 29.

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to the grocery store of their choosing to build the perfect summer picnic.

First runner-up will receive a $150 gift certificate to the grocery store of their choosing, and second runner-up will receive a $100 gift card to the grocery store of their choosing. All top three vote-getters will receive complimentary Council T-shirts featuring their winning slogans designed to suit a t-shirt.

A national announcement of the winners will be made on July 1, 2012, to coincide with National Hot Dog Month, and the winning slogans will be displayed on T-shirts and other items that will be available for purchase by the public.

Based on the excellent response we’ve had for previous contests we know there are some creative hot dog fans out there. We look forward to reviewing your submissions and hope you will take a few minutes out of your busy day to join us in celebrating this American icon. Happy grilling season, everyone!

For complete contest details and more information, go to


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