|Photo by Campisi's|
Fancy yourself a pizza expert? Cooking it, I mean, not just eating. ;)
Campisi's is now accepting online submissions for their "Create Your Own Pizza" contest, thru February 1. From the familiar to the far-fetched, share your favorite recipe for a chance at free food and even a temporary spot on Campisi's iconic menu!
Just go to http://www.campisis.us/create-your-own-pizza to submit your perfect pizza recipe.
Submissions will be judged based on taste, creativity, and ready availability of ingredients. All recipes must be made on Campisi's famous homemade dough (gluten free is optional). Throw in a photo of your pizza with your submission and you might even end up on their social media channels.
The team at Campisi's will narrow the entries down to five finalists that will be submitted to an independent panel of expert judges, who will select winners on February 9 (National Pizza Pie Day) to receive the following prizes:
· Grand Prize:
o Free Campisi’s for a Year (payable via five $100 Campisi’s Gift Cards)
o Your pizza recipe featured on Campisi’s menu at all 11 locations in October 2017 during National Pizza Month
· Four Runners-Up:
o One $100 Campisi's Gift Card (each)
Legal stuff: Photo submission is optional and will not increase or decrease your chance of winning. Each submitted recipe must include name of pizza and ingredients. Participants must be 18 or older and agree that the sponsor reserves the right to use and reprint the submitted pizza application without compensation and to alter recipe and/or name based on marketing and operational necessities. The recipe is ineligible if it has previously won any other award. All participants agree to allow their recipe and photo submissions to be shared publicly via social media throughout the contest period, and be subject to media requests. For more contest information and rules, visit Campisis.com/rules.
The Campisi story began in 1946, when Italian immigrant and grocer Carlo “Papa” Campisi purchased a bar at the corner of Knox and McKinney. A cousin visiting from New York suggested they serve “Pizza Pie,” a newly popular family meal in New York. So, Papa gathered the family in the kitchen to create Dallas’ first pizza and Texas’ first pizzeria. In 1950, they purchased the iconic Mockingbird Lane location and took over the previous Egyptian Lounge. Lacking enough money to buy a new sign, the original sign was changed by replacing “Lounge” with “Restaurant.” Under the leadership of fourth-generation son David Campisi, the family restaurant count has grown to 11, with a legacy and style built on Grandpa Joe’s now-legendary words, “Baby, Campisi’s was built on handshakes and hellos.” And that’s what Campisi’s is still doing today.