Love to Laugh? Love Cocoa Cinnamon? Want Aziz Ansari tickets?
Now’s your chance to capture what Cocoa Cinnamon means to you in a photo AND win tickets to see Aziz Ansari at The Carolina Theatre of Durham! Our Judges will select the winner from the 10 most liked (or retweeted) pictures! Though we think you shouldn’t worry too much about getting likes or retweets – great pictures tend to get shared a lot if paired with a great caption!
Whether it be of coffee loving folks, the fibers of our building or community, we can’t wait to see your soulful images!
- Picture implies love and captures something essential about Cocoa Cinnamon
- Can be on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.
- tags Cocoa Cinnamon (in a way that is visible to us – if you get a lot of likes/retweets send us a message to be sure we see it)
- Must be posted between now through the end of February.
- Tickets awarded at the sole discretion of Cocoa Cinnamon
- Second and third place will receive a $25 and $10 gift card respectively for use Cocoa Cinnamon.
- You must be 16 or older to take part (sorry) and not be a member of our crew or a family member who has a tendency to bribe
Important Note: Many times when people tag Cocoa Cinnamon we can’t see it. To be sure to be considered in our contest, check if your post showed up on our page. If not, direct message us a link if you think you are in the running.
On twitter it’s simple, just include @cocoacinnamon in the post. You can do the same on Instagram, but it would be cool if you could add the location too!
Background: There are stories within stories at Cocoa Cinnamon. Whether it be what is embedded in the design and art concepts in the building, to the varied and storied nature of our menu, to our crew, customers and community. It’s easy to see just another hip coffee shop. We challenge you to look deeper and explore with us!
You may, during the month of February, see us sharing some of what we have been thinking as we’ve built out the space and developed the shop! We hope it’s fun to see some of the connections between the space, the community and the menu. I know when we interview prospective crew and when it comes up in conversations with employees, people are usually surprised in seeing the space, community and menu come to life. We’re hoping your photos will do the same!
When developing the shop here are some of the things that played a role for us: tesla, energy exchange at the bar, exploration and discovery, an open field of ideas, space, poetry, the essential, histories of our products, the space and drinks as a medium of exchange, dwelling…
PHOTO CONTEST RESULTS – we named them to help us remember and talk about them, also a note about some of what we liked about it. Copy and paste links into your browser to view.
Winner – Corey Anthony Keller
This one won because we love how Julie used the shop as a living entity, a place to engage, create and in this case stage. The shop in that sense is a vessel to use. And within the scope of the culture of the shop, we love that!
$25 Gift Certificate – John Huisman
A DELICIOUS DRINK AND A COMFORTABLE PLACE
Here the kind of place is implied. John beautifully captures the potential for being at ease or in conversation over the pleasure of a carefully made drink.
$10 Gift Certificate – David Robertson
Though this could be a mac commercial we loved all the different faces in the shot and the implication of mixing and bustle of being among people.
Some of the other images that resonated with the crew -
COCOA CINNAMON SNOWING
HEART AND SOUL
DR. DURHAM LOOKS OUT TO SNOW
HAPPY FRIENDS AND HOT CHOCOLATE
PARKING LOT LOVE
DRINK WITH YARN
FLOWERS IN CONTRAST
CHILD DANCING VIDEO – not a photo, but we loved it.
COCOA CINNAMON SLEEPS IN SNOW