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27 Jan

Contest Winner: Grokpose for $1,000

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 11.29.03 PMEarlier in the challenge, I asked people to pose like Grok for a chance to win a pretty epic prize. The rules were simple, but the ingenuity and thought put into every submission were far from it. So after much posing, primping, and staging, we have a winner…

Congrats to @PaleoFam321X, who was randomly selected from the list of submissions to win $1,000 to spend at!

And a big thanks to everyone who sent in a picture. I’ve posted them all below. What do you think, folks? Who hits the most accurate pose? The most creative? The most intense? I’ve got to say, I’m impressed by each and every one of them. Maybe a few of you have future careers as Stone Age models? Eat your offal out, Calvin Klein.

Stay tuned. I’ll be publishing reader-created content all week long. In the meantime, Grok on!

They call me Goodies Against The Grok! #grokinthewild @marksdailyapple

A photo posted by Sadie Radinsky (@goodiesagainstthegrain) on

#grokinthewild @marksdailyapple

A photo posted by Abigail Marianetti (@abigailspaleoapproach) on

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A photo posted by inkdrags (@inkdrags) on

Ha, last minute entry for the 21 day primal is delayed lol but hey, here it is! #marksdailyapple #grokinthewild

A photo posted by Eddie Williams (@mrsqueakrockingit) on

#GrokInTheWild @marksdailyapple

A photo posted by Jolene Cox (@lil_jocox) on

#GrokInTheWild #detroitgraffiti

A photo posted by @scotty_macdonald on

@marksdailyapple #grokinthewild

A photo posted by @paleofam321 on


A photo posted by Terry (@terrydavidc) on

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Disappointed that you chose the winner randomly. That’s not what you promised!

    JulieN wrote on January 27th, 2016
    • I agree. I really liked a number of them, but would vote for Aboriginal.

      Lisa Wolfe wrote on January 27th, 2016
    • Oh, pshaw – it probably wasn’t random, Mark realized that this was the best picture by far, as it was the only picture that brought the primal into the modern home. And it’s his website, so let’s cut him some slack, all of us who didn’t keep this great resource going for years and years. He just didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, so he said it was a random choice.

      Carpenter wrote on January 29th, 2016
  2. I agree. Aboriginal’s is definitely awesome!!!!

    Kat wrote on January 27th, 2016
  3. I dunno, I think the winner nailed it. I like the juxtaposition of the pose with the toy-strewn living room. (Tie as spear: bonus points.)

    Naomi Williams wrote on January 27th, 2016
    • I loved that too, it made me lol. :)

      Wildrose wrote on January 28th, 2016
  4. I’m very disappointed that you changed the contest, making it random instead of the readers voting, as you initially said. People put a lot into their submissions and there’s really no reason to do that if it’s a random drawing. Pretty uncool.

    Mark Way wrote on January 27th, 2016
  5. Nothing came close to Aboriginal…

    Noconago wrote on January 27th, 2016
  6. I love Goodie’s photo. She’d have really nailed it with a Jane – as in Tarzan’s Jane – outfit, but as far as getting real, the winner’s photo is a truly realistic reflection of the modern day individual who has the income to afford to create an improvised Primal lifestyle. Let’s face it – the people out there chuckin spears to kill their steak aren’t trading furs to get online and buy one of Mark’s recipe books.

    Autumn1969 wrote on January 27th, 2016
  7. This is my favorite


    wildgrok wrote on January 27th, 2016
  8. I LOVE it! The winning photo is hilarious! And it looks like real life, too! Props to that guy and his family!

    Barbara wrote on January 27th, 2016
  9. Is the winner wearing Vivobarefoot oxfords? :)

    Rachel wrote on January 27th, 2016
  10. Disregarding how the winner was chosen, I also think PaleoFam321X hits the spot. Love it – ironic, fun, real -and, yes, the tie! Then, I’d go Aboriginal for the barefeet in the ice, and then Mr Squeak ’cause he looks like he’s dancing – no tension or tweaks or hardness in the joints… how I’d like mine to be. and Abigail’s shot is amazing!

    Angie wrote on January 27th, 2016
  11. They were all hilarious, and all well done–good job! I don’t think I could have picked.

    Cathy Johnson (Kate) wrote on January 28th, 2016
  12. All well done! And all winners! This is what I like about this site and the primal community: supportive, positive, playful, and not didactic. We all know we’re on to something good here and happy to share it.

    Brad wrote on January 28th, 2016
  13. I love @practicebalance’s one! I was planning to do one of these holding my eight-year-old daughter like a spear… totally lost track between swim team schedules and such. Oh well! Congratulations to the winner!

    Jamie Fellrath wrote on January 28th, 2016
    • Check her blog practicebalance com she rocks big time!

      wildgrok wrote on January 28th, 2016
  14. They are all great, but love the winning one too.

    efor wrote on January 28th, 2016
  15. The winner deserved it – funny, in a modern setting while keeping with the theme. It symbolizes how we are inspired by Grok while still living ordinary lives. Pulling the tie – still wearing it, but you can see that he is one step away from it, one step toward his ancestors. Good facial expression for posing, looks a bit funny, and there are kids’ toys on the floor, showing that he is a father doing the best for his family. Which includes paleo! Well done, PaleoFam. This picture could become famous.

    Carpenter wrote on January 29th, 2016
  16. Aboriginal_movement is my favorite but the winner is really good : D Matches the grok pose the best I think and is witty.

    Kio wrote on January 30th, 2016
  17. The winning photo was hilarious, the dockers, button-down, tie and wedding ring, living room full of baby gear. What a hoot! Random or not, that was the winner for me. But kudos to all you groks and grokettes who bared your toes in the cold and on the beaches. They were all great.

    OctoberAmy wrote on January 31st, 2016

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