It’s been just a little over two weeks since foursquare added photo support to their website and apps, but one restaurant is already taking advantage of it to offer the first foursquare-based photo contest. Olive Valley, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Brooklyn, is asking users to take a photo of their meal and submit it via foursquare (presumably as a tip or venue photo). The best photo, as judged by the restaurant’s owner, will win dinner for two.
Olive Valley has been an early adopter of foursquare since it opened last year. On top of the photo contest they’re offering a free dessert with purchase of two pita sandwiches or a dinner plate when you check in on foursquare.
This is the first use we’ve seen of foursquare’s photo capabilities from a business. It’s a great way to build a collection of photos showing the restaurant’s food on their foursquare page. Users are just beginning to get into photos on foursquare, but seeing a bunch of pictures of tasty food can’t hurt when it comes time for them to choose a place to eat.