The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is now accepting nominations for its Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest.

The contest, now in its 9th year, recognizes 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.

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.

Nominations are limited to one per household. Forms are available at iowapork.org and in the May issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine. The deadline for nominations is June 10, 2011.

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 in October.

The winner of the 2010 contest was Buck’s Bar and Grill in Mitchellville.