John Egerton Prize Award Ceremony
August 12, 2018
Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m., Nashville Public Library, Free and open to the public
Ticketed reception follows at 5:30 p.m., 21c Museum Hotel
Join us in Nashville Sunday, August 12, 2018, as we honor this year’s John Egerton Prize winners.
The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Nashville Public Library Auditorium at 4:00 pm. Featured speakers include Alice Randall, author and writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University, and Chuck Reece, founder and editor of The Bitter Southerner. The Southern Foodways Alliance will also screen original films about the honorees before bestowing each Egerton Prize.
In 2018, SFA will offer two prizes. One prize will be awarded to Fresh Future Farm, an urban farm and grocery market serving the local community in North Charleston, South Carolina. Germaine Jenkins, CEO of the farm and market director, will represent the organization. The second prize is awarded to The Neighbor’s Field in Comer, Georgia, a project of Jubilee Partners that assists former refugees independently practicing sustainable agriculture. The Neighbor’s Field will be represented by its coordinator, Rebecca Smith.
A ticketed reception will follow from 5:30–7:30 pm in the Main Gallery at 21c Museum Hotel Nashville, a short walk from the library. Bites from the Gray & Dudley culinary team and a local guest chef will be inspired by Egerton-family recipes.
Photos from the event are now online: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmocfso2
Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey produced two films about the honorees. Watch them below.