The Iowa Pork Producers Association is now accepting nominations for its annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest. Iowans who enjoy eating breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are being asked to nominate the restaurant they feel serves the best.

The person who nominates the winning restaurant will win $100. The winning restaurant will receive $200, a plaque to display in the establishment and statewide publicity.

This is the eighth year for the contest, which serves to recognize restaurants around the state that support their local pork producers by putting pork on their menu. Any café, restaurant or tavern that serves breaded pork tenderloins is eligible to be nominated.

Nominations are limited to one per household. Forms are available at www.iowapork.org and in the May issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine. The deadline for nominations is June 11.

Restaurants must receive three nominations to be considered for the top prize. Restaurant owners and operators are prohibited from nominating their own establishment.

Representatives of the Iowa pork industry will judge the tenderloins on taste, appearance and physical characteristics and IPPA will announce the winner this fall.

Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Prairie City won the 2009 contest.