2017 Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest

To kick off the holiday entertaining season, the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is launching its annual #FriendsgivingCranberryContest – with a twist. In honor of the ever-expanding tradition of Friendsgiving – a festive gathering of friends and food – the CMC contest calls upon entrants to share their inspirational Friendsgiving moments using cranberries in creative and unconventional ways. New this year, Friendsgiving fans everywhere can join the fun by voting for their favorite entries to secure them a spot in the semifinals – so let the cran-demonium begin!

The Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest runs from October 16 through December 18, and offers $4,000 in prizes for the most innovative uses of cranberries in Friendsgiving food, drinks and décor. Participants upload their entries on CranberryFriendsgiving.com and share them on social media using #FriendsgivingCranberryContest.

Pintrest PinFriendsgiving is becoming the must-attend social event of the season. Millennials are cooking up new holiday traditions by transforming formal dinner parties into Instagram-able potlucks, serving creative dishes with items like turkey meatballs and sophisticated cranberry cocktails. Millennials are embracing Friendsgiving in their own unique way and the celebration continues to take center stage each season on social media.

Cranberries provide all the trimmings for the perfect holiday meal. According to a 2016 survey, one-third of millennials couldn’t imagine Friendsgiving celebrations without cranberries.1 The CMC’s new Guide to Entertaining with Fresh Cranberries equips hosts and party-goers alike with creative recipes and ideas for decorating with cranberries, whether in fresh, frozen, dried, juice or sauce form.

“We are honored that cranberries always have a place on Americans’ Thanksgiving tables and that they are being welcomed by millennials into their Friendsgiving celebrations as well,” said Michelle Hogan, executive director of the Cranberry Marketing Committee. “Year after year, when we launch the Cranberry Friendsgiving Photo Contest, we’re impressed with the creativity and originality that our fellow cranberry lovers have to share.”

You’re Invited to a Friendsgiving Twitter Party!

To cran-hance the cran-talizing Friendsgiving festivities with America’s Original Superfruit®, the CMC is partnering with influential social media Friendsgiving hosts who will share their original and inspirational cranberry recipes and decorations. To exchange tips and tricks for throwing the most memorable and Instagram-worthy Friendsgiving, join the #FriendsgivingCranberryContest Twitter Party on November 9, 2017 at 7 pm (EST).

Additional Contest Details

  • Submit photos featuring cranberries at com, share your entry on social media using #FriendsgivingCranberryContest and encourage your friends to vote for your entry for a chance to win
  • A total of eight $500 winners will be announced
  • No limit on the number of submissions entered to win
  • Official rules can be found at com


  1. Survey conducted by the Cranberry Marketing Committee and Kelton Global, 2016.

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