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

#grokinthewild @marksdailyapple

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

Grok pose for @marksdailyapple of me using my 8 week old daughter as spear, a sweet update of my MDA Success Story from over 3 years ago ( #grokinthewild #momat41 #beatcancer #cancersucks #ivfbaby #postpartumfitness #physicianmommy #climbingmommy #exampleformydaughter

A photo posted by Dawn Baker (@practicebalance) on

#GrokInTheWild @marksdailyapple

A photo posted by Jolene Cox (@lil_jocox) on

Jumping like a warrior Grok, hunting for fish with a pool noodle on the beaches of Jamaica for @marksdailyapple Feeling irie, mon! #GrokInTheWild #grokon #warrior #beachmode #paleo #primalblueprint #lchf #primal #jamaica #huntress #beachlife #sunshine #noworries #bodypositivity #irie

A photo posted by @thehealthybeast 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

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Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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    1. 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.

  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. I LOVE it! The winning photo is hilarious! And it looks like real life, too! Props to that guy and his family!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. Aboriginal_movement is my favorite but the winner is really good : D Matches the grok pose the best I think and is witty.

  10. 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.