VERNON, Texas – The makers of Wright brand bacon, part of Tyson Foods, Inc., announced plans to launch a Bacon Domination cook-off challenge to be held in August.

Wright brand bacon is the title sponsor for the World Food Championships' Bacon World Championship. Destination: Bacon Domination is nationwide contest for the best and most innovative bacon chefs to compete for a chance to battle in the Bacon World Championship for the title of 2013 Bacon World Champion and the 2013 World Food Champion. The WFC brings into a single competition the champions of premier food competitions and online recipe contests. Winners from seven categories faceoff before a celebrity panel. Prizes include $300,000 and bragging rights as 2013 World Food Champion.

“Bacon has joined the ranks of some of America’s most beloved icons,” said Bob Harris, senior product manager for Wright brand bacon. “We're proud to play a part in these competitors’ pursuit of bacondom’s ultimate title, and to bring the biggest, best bacon party to the hungry bacon lovers at each stop along the way.”

The first Bacon Domination competitions will be held Aug. 23 and 24 at the Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off, Amelia Island, Fla. and Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw, Ga.

The contest will include festival cook-offs in four other cities, where competitors can earn a spot at the Bacon World Championship. A seventh chef will be selected through a global online bacon recipe competition.