Participant & Sponsor Information

Is there a recipe for the perfect pizza? Minnesotans have told us there is and are eager to support their favorite pizzerias! Minnesota Monthly’s Pizza Bracket Challenge is an online competition to honor the most popular pizza in Minnesota. Our editorial team will compile a list of local restaurants—some new on the dining scene, some old favorites—and pits them against one other in a bracket-style readers’ choice contest in June and July of 2019.

The general public votes for their favorite pizzeria online to advance through each round of the competition. In its inaugural year, Pizza Bracket Challenge received nearly 20,000 votes from 3,000 voters!


Round 1: June 17-30
Round 2: July 1-7
Round 3: July 8-14
Round 4: July 15-21
Round 5: July 22-28

The winning pizzeria will be announced on Monday, July 29, 2019 on Minnesota Monthly’s facebook page.


Social Media Toolkit

Updated for 2019. By using this toolkit, you agree to the Terms & Conditions

Recommended Posting Schedule

We recommend posting across your social media channels on the following dates, although we encourage you to post more often:

  • June 19
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 17
  • July 23

Recommended Social Media Copy for Sponsors & Partners

Facebook: Vote daily in @MinnesotaMonthly‘s Pizza Bracket Challenge to provide <INSERT RESTAURANT NAME> has the best slice in the state! Every week pits us against a new challenger and the winner will be announced on July 29. By entering to vote, you will also receive a FREE 2-year subscription to Minnesota Monthly. Terms and conditions online at

Twitter: Vote daily in @mnmomag‘s Pizza Bracket Challenge to provide <INSERT RESTAURANT NAME> has the best slice in the state! We are competing weekly so vote daily.

Instagram: Check-out @mnmomag’s Pizza Bracket Challenge! We will be slicing through the competition weekly so vote daily at

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  • Tag Minnesota Monthly:
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