Independence Day is a day to celebrate our nation with family and friends—and fireworks. The weather’s hot, you’ve got the day off work, so it’s only natural to head outside and fire up the grill. The air will be filled with delicious-smelling smoke as burgers, chicken, hot dogs, veggies, and more crackle over the charcoal. We want to see pictures from your July 4th cookouts this week. For this short photo contest, send in photos of yourself and your friends along with everything necessary for a great barbecue.
This contest is a lightning round—it will run for one week, starting today, July 2, and ending next Monday, July 9. The winner will be chosen at random and will receive an iTunes gift card to stock up on some jams for their next cookout. Make sure to include the hashtag #cookout in the description of your photos. And remember—we love creativity. Get wild! (But be safe around the grill!) Any photo can be chosen as our Picture of the Week every Friday. Now crack open a cold one and turn up the heat!