DEADLINE CONTEST LIST

This page lists recipe contests that have DEADLINE dates for entering. These competitions are for amateur cooks.

Always read the sponsor's rules before entering any cooking contest, as we only give a brief description here. Keep in mind that contests generally are not open to the sponsor's, accountant's or PR/judging group's employees or their families.

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ASAP!       GOLDEN GIRL GRANOLA BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE
ASAP!       JSL FOODS FORTUNE ASIAN NOODLE BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE

06-24-16   TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL SPRING 2016 KIDS IN THE KITCHEN RECIPE CONTEST
06-24-16   THE COMPLETE COOKIE RECIPE CONTEST new
06-24-16   SHARE YOUR FAVE CAMPING RECIPE new
06-25-16   3rd ANNUAL OCEAN COCKTAIL CONTEST
06-27-16   INSTRUCTABLES WEDDING CONTEST 2016
06-27-16   NUMI ORGANIC TEA SUMMER TEAVENTURES RECIPE CONTEST date corrected
06-28-16   FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH SALMON new
06-30-16   3rd ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST
06-30-16   TARLA DALAL: INNOVATION WITH DOSA
06-30-16   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – JUNE 2016
06-30-16   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – JUNE
06-30-16   SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #POWERBREAKFAST
06-30-16   KORNEGAY FAMILY PRODUCE RECIPE CONTEST
06-30-16   INDIAN-INSPIRED SUMMER RECIPE CONTEST
06-30-16   THE PERDUE CREW – JUNE CONTEST new

07-01-16   2016 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST
07-01-16   YUM CONTEST
07-01-16   "JUST A PINCH WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016" CONTEST
07-03-16   BETTERBUTTER SNACKS AND STARTERS RECIPE CONTEST new
07-04-16   INSTRUCTABLES RAINBOW CONTEST
07-04-16   FOOD CHAMP RECIPE CONTEST: COOK YOUR WAY TO THE BEACH new
07-05-16   SMITHFIELD HOG WILD THROWDOWN RECIPE CONTEST – 2
07-08-16   TASTE OF HOME: HEALTHY IN 30 MINUTES RECIPE CONTEST
07-10-16   TEXAS CO-OP POWER 2016 HOLIDAY RECIPE CONTEST
07-12-16   I <3 WALNUTS RECIPE CONTEST
07-14-16   "BE THE BLOGGER" CONTEST –4 new
07-18-16   INSTRUCTABLES BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE CONTEST
07-31-16   SALTSCAPES' 2016 COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST
07-31-16   SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST 2016
07-31-16   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 25

08-01-16   INSTRUCTABLES HOMEBREW CONTEST
08-05-16   TASTE OF HOME: COOKOUT, GRILL & BBQ RECIPE CONTEST
08-10-16   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
08-13-16   KING ARTHUR FLOUR CONTEST
08-21-16   2016 AMERICA'S BETTER SANDWICH new
08-31-16   CONCORD FOODS SUMMER RECIPE CONTEST
08-31-16   2016 STRUT YOUR DUCK RECIPE CONTEST new

09-02-16   TASTE OF HOME: SALADS RECIPE CONTEST
09-05-16   2016 GNARLY HEAD RIBS RECIPE CONTEST
09-28-16   EPICES DE LA VIE LLC RECIPE CONTEST

ASAP!


GOLDEN GIRL GRANOLA BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

register ASAP! (final entry due July 31, 2016)

DESCRIPTION

To participate in this challenge, register on the sponsor's website, choosing the flavor of the sponsor's granola you'd like to use in your entry. There is a limit of 50 participants for this contest, so apply immediately.
When your free sample of granola arrives, create an original dessert recipe and post it publicly on your food blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to qualify. Then email the recipe, an unwatermarked photo of the dish, a photo of yourself, and the URLs of posts and shares to the sponsor. You are encouraged to share your entry on any and all additional forms of social media, submitting the URLs as applicable. You have until July 31, 2016 to complete your submission

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. "Home Cook" bloggers only. Your blog must have been in existance 6 months or more, with at least one post per week.

PRIZES

First Prize: 4 free flavors of Golden Girl Granola per month for one year.
Second Prize: 14 free bags of Golden Girl Granola.
Third Prize: 7 free bags of Golden Girl Granola.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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JSL FOODS FORTUNE ASIAN NOODLE BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

Register ASAP! (final entry due August 31, 2016)

DESCRIPTION

Sign up as soon as possible up to participate in this blogger challenge, because there's a limit of 100 participants — 50 in each category. Once you're accepted and have received your choice of free product, create a stir fry or cold noodle salad (the categories) showing the magic that occurs when Asian is fused with other unexpected non-Asian flavors.
You have until August 31, 2016 to develop your recipe and post it on your food blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, including sponsor links (use of other social media optional but encouraged.) You must also email your recipe, photo, and social media post URLs to the sponsor.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

2 First Prizes (1/category): $1,000.
2 Second Prizes (1/category): $500.
2 Third Prizes (1/category): $250.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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JUNE 2016


TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL SPRING 2016 KIDS IN THE KITCHEN RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 24, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit original recipes that you use to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Is a recipe they do all on their own, or do you work together preparing it?
No more than 12 ingredients, please. Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Once you have won the Grand Prize in a Taste of Home contest, you are not eligible to win a Grand Prize for one year; you may win lesser prizes.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75.
All winners may have their names and recipes published in a future Taste of Home magazine or cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE COMPLETE COOKIE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 24, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe that includes Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie as one of the ingredients. Include 4 or 5 photos of the the ingredients, process, and completed dish.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Prize: 2 boxes of Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie (ARV $57).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SHARE YOUR FAVE CAMPING RECIPE

DEADLINE

June 24, 2016 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Share your favorite camping meal or recipe, whether simple or complex. If you submit via Twitter, include the #MyTastyVersa hashtag.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the UK. No age limits given.

PRIZES

Prize: Versa Rocket Camping Stove (ARV £110).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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3rd ANNUAL OCEAN COCKTAIL CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 25, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit your innovative cocktail recipe featuring fresh ingredients and OCEAN Organic Vodka as the main alcohol ingredient and up to 5 ingredients, total. No more than 2 oz of alcohol (all alcohols combined) to be used; no pre-infused alcohol allowed. The theme is "Farm to Table."
Six finalists will be chosen to participate in the final judging event September 24, 2015 in Maui.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Note: The rules in one place indicate worldwide eligibility but elsewhere indicate US citizens and legal residents only.

PRIZES

6 Finalists: Airfare, one comp ticket for the September 24, 2016 event, and a two-night stay at Sheraton Maui.
Grand Prize: A 3-day stay at Sheraton Maui (for one) plus a $500 cash prize, and winning recipe on all Sheraton Maui cocktail menus for a year. Airfare is not included with this prize. Prize valid through September 24, 2017.
Rooms may accomodate a guest, at winner's expense.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES WEDDING CONTEST 2016

DEADLINE

June 27, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project featuring anything you've handmade for your (or perhaps a friend's or relative's) wedding, from invitations to take-home favors. Food and non-food projects are eligible.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open nearly worldwide (excluded are residents of any country subject to a US trade embargo (North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, and Iran) as well as residents of Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, Poland, or the Province of Quebec, Canada), who are 13 years of age or older (15 in Norway, and 18 in Germany). Parent/guardian permission needed if you are under the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1,000 Honeyfund account credit; Outdoor Tech OT4200 Big Turtle Shell Speaker; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1225 USD).
3 First Prizes: Winner's choice between a Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Watch or a Ringly Aries Smart Bracelet, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $275 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A RuMe Jet Set Travels Bundle and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $101 USD).
10 Runner-up Prizes: A RuMe Baggie All and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $35 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NUMI ORGANIC TEA SUMMER TEAVENTURES RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 27, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe featuring Numi Organic Tea as an ingredient. Include an accompanying photo of the dish. There are four categories: Beverage, Appetizer/Side dish, Entrée, and Dessert.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

4 Prizes (1/category): 1 Vita Purple Blooms Bliss bag from ChicoBag; 1 RePEat Utensil Set from To-Go Ware; 1 22 oz Glass Bottle with Flip Cap and Silicone Sleeve from Lifefactory; 1 2 Cup Glass Food Storage with Silicone Sleeve from Lifefactory; 1 Synchilla Fleece Blanket from Patagonia; 1 box each of Jasmine Green, Aged Earl Grey, Turmeric Amber Sun, Dry Desert Lime, Numi’s Collection, Rooibos, Golden Chai, and Chamomile Lemon from Numi Organic Tea (8 boxes total); 5 Thynk Art & Design Palm Leaf Plates; and 1 Coleman C006 Soft 40 Can Collapsible Cooler (ARV $206).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH SALMON

DEADLINE

June 28, 2016 6pm

DESCRIPTION

The wild salmon are running — in celebration, submit your favorite recipe for salmon. Hot or cold, grilled or stewed, fried or smoked — what's your specialty?
Photos are always appreciated in this contest series, but aren't essential. Recipes previously uploaded to the Food52 website may be entered in the contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. You must be 21 to use the website.

PRIZES

Prize: $500 toward all your summer seafood dinners (sponsored by Alaska Seafood).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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3rd ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit any type of recipe made with Door County Coffee. Ground coffee, brewed coffee, flavored coffee or non-flavored coffee — any way that you use Door County Coffee as an ingredient in a recipe qualifies. A short statement about what makes your recipe wonderful is optional, as is a photo (but photos are appreciated so much they get you into a drawing for a extra prize).
This contest is a World Food Championships Prequalifier.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all.

PRIZES

First Prize: A 1-Year Door County Coffee Supply of winner's choice including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags, plus two Door County Coffee Stoneware Mugs, two Door County Coffee Stainless Steel Travel Mugs and a travel tote bag.The winner will also be an automatic Preferred Qualifier for the 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL in November 2016 with $1300 of fees & travel expenses covered: the $300 Registration Fee will be covered by Door County Coffee and a $1,000 stipend to help cover travel expenses will be provided upon arrival at the competition. (Total ARV $1900).
2 Second Prizes: A 3-Month Coffee Supply of winner's choice, including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags (ARV $150).
3 Third Prizes: A 1-Month Coffee Supply of winner's choice, including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags (ARV $50).
Photo Entry Prize (random): $100 Gift Card for Door County Coffee.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TARLA DALAL: INNOVATION WITH DOSA

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your recipe for a creative, different kind of Dosa, a regional favourite in South India.
Recipes for this monthly contest should be sized to serve 4 persons.

ELIGIBILITY

The website's Terms of Use limit entries to those 18 and older, unless you have parent/guardian permission to enter. No residency restrictions are stated.

PRIZES

3 Prizes: A Tarla Dalal cookbook, Idlis and Dosas (New edition).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – JUNE 2016

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit your Filipino or Asian-inspired recipe to this monthly contest. You may enter in English or Filipino.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide; no age limits stated.

PRIZES

2 Prizes: $50 (USD) via Paypal or Xoom, and the recipe will be featured on the sponsor's blog.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – JUNE

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
This is an ongoing contest with no monthly thematic changes.

ELIGIBILITY

You must be a resident of Canada to join the online community and participate. No age limit is stated.

PRIZES

Prize: Free Duncan Hines ​gifts.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #TBA INDIAN RECIPES CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

For this monthly contest, upload an original recipe written in stepwise rows, a well written description of the recipe, and one or more clear corresponding photos fitting the monthly theme to the sponsor's website. You are encouraged to share the URL of your submission on their Facebook page as well.
The theme for June is "#PowerBreakfast". Enter unique & traditional Indian breakfast recipes. The recipe should be quick & easy to prepare.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide to all ages.

PRIZES

Prize: Mystery Kitchen Appliance (The Kitchen Appliance will be home delivered).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KORNEGAY FAMILY PRODUCE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter a sweet potato recipe featuring at least 1 ½ cups of fresh sweet potatoes. You must specify one of these categories:  Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Beverage or Dessert. Only the first 15 valid entries will be considered for this prize, so work quickly!

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC. Age isn't specified, but since the prize includes alcohol you should probably be 21 or older.

PRIZES

Prize: "Sweet" Prize pack, including a SweetPotatoes License Plate; T-shirt in your size; Bottle of Covington Vodka (compliments of Burch Farms); a Sweet Potato ball cap; a Plush Spencer Sweet Potato beanie baby; a $25 gift card to The Outdoor Shoppe (compliments of Mike & Christy Wiggins); and a 40 lb carton of sweet potatoes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INDIAN-INSPIRED SUMMER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your delicious original Indian-inspired summer recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC) who were age 18 or older as of 1/1/2016.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Your recipe will be featured on the Pukka menu for 2 weeks; the winning dish will be featured on the sponsor's social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with full recognition and links back to the winner’s blog (if any); and a $250 gift certificate to Pukka.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE PERDUE CREW – JUNE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2016 11:59:59am

DESCRIPTION

Now that summer's here, share your best easy grilling recipes or grilling tips.
This contest is associated with several sweepstake and instant-win games, and entry into the contest will also enter you in the sweepstakes or earn points toward an instant-win play. There are additional ways to earn points.
This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older and have reached the age of majority.

PRIZES

6 Prizes (3/category): 13 Piece Wooden Handle Grilling Set (ARV $30).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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JULY 2016


2016 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original unpublished recipe featuring the use of one or more Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Products. Recipes of any type are acceptable.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $2500.
Second Prize: $500.
Third Prize: Mooney Farms gourmet gift basket.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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YUM CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your recipe and corresponding story featuring vegetables and fruits, fresh or frozen. You have three themes to choose from:
  • How you added more fruits and vegetables to your meals that you and the others you feed enjoy and eat
  • A new fruit or veggie you've found, and how you prepare it
  • Your change in attitude toward a veggie you used to hate, and your favorite tasty recipe including it.

ELIGIBILITY

No information given for this contest; sweepstakes on the website are for those 60 and older.

PRIZES

Prize: $50, as a check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"JUST A PINCH WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016" CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your very best original recipe — with a corresponding photo — in one (or all!) of the following categories:

  • Bacon
  • Burger
  • Chili
  • Dessert
  • Breakfast
  • Sandwich
  • Seafood
  • Steak.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

16 Prizes: An invitation to prepare and compete with the winning recipe November 8-15, 2016 at the 2016 World Food Championships (WFC) in Orange Beach, AL; waiver of WFC entrance fees; and induction into the Just A Pinch Honorary Kitchen Crew (ARV $300). Note: Winners are responsible for own travel, accommodations and any/all applicable expenses and/or additional fees.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER SNACKS AND STARTERS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 3, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original recipes for snacks and starters to satisfy that 4pm craving. Include one or more corresponding original photograph(s). If the recipe was inspired by a published one, please give your source of inspiration.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide, but you must provide a valid Indian address to which the prize may be shipped. No age limits given.

PRIZES

First Prize:hilips 1.5-Litre Juicer (ARV ₹ 7,495).
3 Second Prizes: Wonderchef Gas Oven (ARV ₹ 6,000).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES RAINBOW CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 4, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project featuring something rainbow-inspired. Food and non-food projects are eligible. There is a special prize for dye projects.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open nearly worldwide (excluded are residents of any country subject to a US trade embargo (North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, and Iran) as well as residents of Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, Poland, or the Province of Quebec, Canada), who are 13 years of age or older (15 in Norway, and 18 in Germany). Parent/guardian permission needed if you are under the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A GeoKnight Jet Press 9x12; a Single Color Print Station; a Ultimate Diazo Screen Printing Kit; 12 Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirts (3 each S,M,L,XL); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $524 USD).
Judges' Prize: A Nina Soft Spin Dryer; a Fiber Reactive Dye Custom Color Set- Rainbow (ROYGBIV); a Choose Your Own Colors Big Group Tie-Dye Kit; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $240 USD).
3 First Prizes: A LightPad Light Box; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $142 USD).
5 Second Prizes: a Jacquard Marbling Class Kit; 12 Ladies Silk Handkerchiefs; 12 Cotton Bandanas; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $101 USD).
10 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt. (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD CHAMP RECIPE CONTEST: COOK YOUR WAY TO THE BEACH

DEADLINE

July 4, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your most creative seafood recipe — made with Gulf of Mexico seafood, preferably from Alabama. Include a photo of the prepared dish. You have the option to also upload up to four process photos.

ELIGIBILITY

Must be age 18 or older. Open only to residents of Alabama.

PRIZES

Grand Champion Prize: Qualification to the 2016 TBA Championship, a waived registration fee (ARV $300), and a $500 travel stipend. 
4 Runner-up Prizes:  A Golden Ticket (qualification) to the 2016 TBA Championship. (No retail value).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SMITHFIELD HOG WILD THROWDOWN RECIPE CONTEST – 2

DEADLINE

July 5, 2016 11:59:59am

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original Entrée or Appetizer recipe cooked on a grill or smoker that includes a Smithfield Fresh Pork product that fits the category for this entry period. (You do not have to use Smithfield pork in developing your recipe, but specify it in the written recipe). Include a photo of your prepared entry. Amateurs (Backyard Barbecuers) and professionals cooks (Pitmaster Pros) will be judged in separate brackets until the final cook-off.
This is the second of three entry periods with different themes, and the theme is "Ribs recipes." The contest is associated with an sweepstakes, and entry into the contest will also enter you into a drawing for a second Grand Prize.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, PR and DC who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

60 Semi-Finalist Prizes (20/entry period): A grilling gift basket (ARV $50).
8 Finalist Prizes (4 per entry bracket): A 3-night/2-day trip for 2 (Finalist & 1 guest) to attend the American Royal BBQ Competition in Kansas City, MO (dates are to be determined, between September and November of 2016) and a Weber Grill. Includes round trip coach airfare to a major gateway airport near or in Kansas City, MO, 3 nights hotel accommodations, rental car in Kansas City, and $250 spending allowance. Winner & guest will also get the opportunity to meet BBQ Pitmasters Moe Cason and Tuffy Stone (ARV $3,370).
Grand Prize: A 2016 Ford F-150 XL Pickup truck and $2,000 cash, awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner.  Color, options and other features of the vehicle to be specified by Sponsor. Grand prize winner is responsible for title, license and registration fees and local tax and/or duty fees (if required); and must have a valid driver's license and provide evidence of insurance at time the vehicle is awarded. Vehicle awarded may vary in model, color and accessories from that depicted in advertising and promotional materials (ARV $28,615).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: HEALTHY IN 30 MINUTES RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 8, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit original recipes for the healthy main dishes you make to celebrate spring.
No more than 12 ingredients, please. Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Once you have won the Grand Prize in a Taste of Home contest, you are not eligible to win a Grand Prize for one year; you may win lesser prizes.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75.
8 Honorable Mention Prizes: A book.
All winners may have their names and recipes published in a future Taste of Home magazine or cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER 2016 HOLIDAY RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 10, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best original holiday dishes. The two recipe categories are Savory Dish and Sweet Dish.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to residents of Texas who are members of electric cooperatives and subscribe to Texas Co-op Power magazine. Any winners younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the statement of eligibility and release of liability.

PRIZES

4 Category Prizes (2/category): $500.
Grand Prize: $3000.
Winning recipes will be published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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I <3 WALNUTS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 12, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Upload a photo of your best recipe showcasing California Walnuts to Instagram (set it public) or the contest website, placing the hashtag #IHeartWalnutsContest and the recipe summary in the caption of the photo. The recipe may be for any meal or category. Three finalists will be contacted and asked to submit their complete recipes along with preparation instructions.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: USD $5,000 issued as a check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"BE THE BLOGGER" CONTEST – 4

DEADLINE

July 14, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Get inspiration from one of eBay's bloggers, then create an eBay Guide fitting the theme of the contest period. Your entry must be at least 400 words in length, contain 5 images you own or pull directly from eBay.com, and contain 5 internal links to eBay Search Results pages. Although your entry doesn't have to be food related, it certainly can be! You may choose one of your favorite eBay "influencers" (bloggers) to judge your entry, and at least one of them specializes in food blogging.
This is the last of four entry periods, and the theme is: “Half-way to Holiday”. The holidays will be here before you know it! Get a jump-start and create your ultimate gift-guide.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. You don't have to be an established blogger.

PRIZES

20 Prizes (5/entry period; 1 prize by each eBay Influencers and and 1 by Sponsor’s judges):  $1,000 to be awarded in the form of a check. 

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 18, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project featuring anything you've made in the process of learning a new skill, Be sure to explain why this is new territory for you, and what you learned. Food and non-food projects are eligible.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open nearly worldwide (excluded are residents of any country subject to a US trade embargo (North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, and Iran) as well as residents of Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, Poland, or the Province of Quebec, Canada), who are 13 years of age or older (15 in Norway, and 18 in Germany). Parent/guardian permission needed if you are under the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Watch; a Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Tool with 50 Accessories; an Options Sunstruck Wood Interchangeable Needle Set; a Perfect Bake Smart Scale and Recipe App Cook Tool; a copy of Make Good Art; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $569 USD)
3 First Prizes: A Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Tool with 50 Accessories
a Perfect Bake Smart Scale and Recipe App Cook Tool; a TRY IT Needle Set - Rainbow and Nickel; a copy of Make Good Art; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $203 USD)
5 Second Prizes: A Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Kit; a Perfect Bake Smart Scale and Recipe App Cook Tool; a TRY IT Needle Set - Rainbow and Nickel; a copy of Make Good Art; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $114 USD)
10 Third Prizes: A TRY IT Needle Set - Rainbow and Nickel; a copy of Make Good Art; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $49 USD)
15 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $25USD)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SALTSCAPES' 2016 COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your recipes into one of two categories:
 • Leftover Chicken — make it into a whole new dish.
 • Omelette — anything from a light breakfast to a loaded supper creation.
Attribute any modified recipes to their original source. Give the story of your recipe and tell how your recipe is connected to the East Coast of Canada.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who are age 19 or older. Although the rules don't mention residency restrictions, the entry form allows only the choice of Canadian provinces in the address section.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Bosch 500 Series stainless steel dishwasher, Model SHP65T55UC (ARV $1649 CDN).
First Prize (Leftover Chicken Category): $500 gift card for your personal selection of cookware and appliances (courtesy of Balderson cheese).
First Prize (Omelette Category): $500 gift card for your personal selection of cookware and appliances (courtesy of Galbani Cheese).
Second Prize: $125 Balderson Gourmet Cheese Gift Basket.
Honourable Mention: $100 gift bag of egg cookware courtesy of NS Egg Farmers
PLUS Sobeys gift certificates and prize packages from Saltscapes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST 2016

DEADLINE

July 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a burger recipe, expressed in 600 words or less. A "burger" is defined as a grilled patty formed of ground meat or other ground foods, and served on a bread product or alternative wrappings such as lettuce. It may include condiments and toppings, all in or on the bread product/alternative wrapping. No side dishes or garnishes are allowed. Size your recipe to make 6 burgers, or either 12 or 18 sliders. Recipes must be completely preparable in 60 minutes or less.
You must choose one of the sponsor's wines as a pairing for your burger. Cooking tips and photos are optional. Previous non-winning entries may be updated and resubmitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $25,000 cash prize, awarded as a check payable to the winner.
4 Top Finalist Prizes: $1,000 cash prize, awarded as a check payable to the winner.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 25

DEADLINE

July 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the twenty-fifth of a long series of contest periods, each judged separately.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.

PRIZES

Prize: Combo Steam + Convection Oven, S/S Crock with Barrel Tools (Set of 6), Griddler® Deluxe (ARV $300), or other appliances with the same ARV.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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AUGUST 2016

INSTRUCTABLES HOMEBREW CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project featuring an drink you've made by steeping, brewing, or fermenting.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open nearly worldwide (excluded are residents of any country subject to a US trade embargo (North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, and Iran) as well as residents of Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Turkey, Romania, Poland, or the Province of Quebec, Canada), who are 13 years of age or older (15 in Norway, and 18 in Germany). Parent/guardian permission needed if you are under the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A MacBook Air; a Food Canister Complete Set; a Vacuum Insulated Growler, 64oz; a Vacuum Insulated Classic, 64oz; a Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, 16oz; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1252 USD).
3 First Prizes: A Vacuum Insulated Growler, 32oz; a Vacuum Insulated Classic, 32oz; a Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, 16oz; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $141 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A Vacuum Insulated Growler, 32oz; a Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, 16oz; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $104 USD).
10 Runner-up Prizes: A Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, 16oz; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $49 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: COOKOUT, GRILL & BBQ RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 5, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Cookout time has arrived! Submit original recipes for your best grilled or BBQ recipes. Meat, veggies, fruit, and dessert recipes are all eligible.
No more than 12 ingredients, please. Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Once you have won the Grand Prize in a Taste of Home contest, you are not eligible to win a Grand Prize for one year; you may win lesser prizes.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75.
8 Honorable Mention Prizes: A book.
All winners may have their names and recipes published in a future Taste of Home magazine or cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER

DEADLINE

August 10, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Breakfast food at dinnertime is always a special occasion and enjoyed by most people! Enter a recipe that lets you eat the most important meal twice in a day. 
Texas Co-op Power contests are held monthly. Each month has its own theme and prize — and once annually the prize is large.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to residents of Texas who are members of electric cooperatives and subscribe to Texas Co-op Power magazine.

PRIZES

Prize: $100. Winning recipe will be published in the January 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KING ARTHUR FLOUR CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 13, 2016

DESCRIPTION

This is a baking contest open to all who want to bring an entry to Jay, VT between 8-10am, August 13. Preregistration is optional and you do not submit the recipe until the day of judging.
Bring 2 separately packaged indentical items, one for judging and one for sale at the associated fundraiser. Include a copy of your recipe with the proof of purchase stapled to it. Entries should be made from scratch using King Arthur Flour or made with a King Arthur Flour Mix. 10 extra points will be given if the item is homemade.
There are two divisions, each with a separate theme.
 • The Adult theme is "Best Coffee Cake," so bring 2 coffee cakes.
 • The Youth (15 and under) theme is "Best Drop Cookie." Each of the two containers must have 12 cookies.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all who wish to personally bring an entry for judging.

PRIZES

All winners receive a ribbon with their prize.
Adult Category
  First Prize: $75 gift certificate to the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalogue.
  Second Prize: $50 gift certificate to the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalogue.
  Third Prize: 9’’ x 13’’ Cake and Brownie Pan.
Junior/Youth Category
  First Prize: $50 gift certificate to the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalogue.
  Second Prize: $25 gift certificate to the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalogue.
  Third Prize: 8’’ Square Brownie Pan

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2016 AMERICA'S BETTER SANDWICH

DEADLINE

August 21, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your most creative sandwich recipes, featuring Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread product as an ingredient. Include a description of how your sandwich is better, both in taste and for your health. There are 5 categories, and you should use two slices of bread in all but the first:
  • Open-Face Artistry: the sandwich should announce its nutritious ingredients—like bright beets or tasty tuna—sans second slice
  • Breakfast in Bread: these sandwiches should feature nutrient-rich breakfast favorites like eggs and yogurt, and invoke images of cozy mornings in bed or boisterous brunches with friends
  • State Favorites: Enter your take on well-known sandwich from the state in which you currently reside, or a must-have local dish transitioned into a sandwich, made with better-for-you ingredients
  • Creative Classics: nutritious spins on sandwich creations that have stood the test of time, such as grandma’s club sandwich, BLT or other old-time favorites
  • Fueling Good: these sandwiches should incorporate ingredients that help boost your energy such as healthful fats, protein, fiber and iron.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, PR and DC who are age 18 or older and have reached the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $25,000 awarded in the form of a check.
5 Category Prizes (1/category): $5,000 awarded in the form of a check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CONCORD FOODS SUMMER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter a recipe containing Concord Foods Reconstituted Lemon Juice or Reconstituted Lime Juice. There are five categories: appetizers; beverages; desserts; entrées; and salads/side dishes. Photos are optional.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

5 First Prizes (1/category): $200 gift voucher.
5 Second Prizes (1/category): $150 gift voucher.
Grand Prize: $300 gift voucher in addition to their First Prize ($500 total).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2016 STRUT YOUR DUCK RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Beginning July 1, 2016, submit your original recipe featuring one or more Maple Leaf Farms duck products. The product package must be clearly visible in the photo of the final prepared dish. No more than 25 ingredients may be included in the recipe.
Voting for the People's Choice award will not influence — or be influenced by — the judging for the other prizes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older, and who are amateur cooks. Last year's winner is not eligible to win.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000; free Maple Leaf Farms duck products for a year ($50 per month in duck products for a year); and winning recipe will be featured on the Maple Leaf Farms website (ARV $5,600).
First Runner-up Prize: $2,500 and winning recipe will be featured on the Maple Leaf Farms website (ARV $2,500).
Second Runner-up Prize: $1,000 and winning recipe will be featured on the Maple Leaf Farms website (ARV $1,000).
People’s Choice Award: $250.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SEPTEMBER 2016


TASTE OF HOME: SALADS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 2, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit original recipes for summery main dish and side salads you toss together using no more than 12 ingredients.
Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Once you have won the Grand Prize in a Taste of Home contest, you are not eligible to win a Grand Prize for one year; you may win lesser prizes.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75.
8 Honorable Mention Prizes: A book.
All winners may have their names and recipes published in a future Taste of Home magazine or cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2016 GNARLY HEAD RIBS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 5, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit your most creative savory pork ribs recipe — "Bold. Sophisticated. With a hint of Gnarly." As you write your recipe, keep the word count under 500 words. When entering, choose an appropriate wine pairing for the dish. You have the option to include a photo of yourself or the prepared ribs.
This is the 8th annual Gnarly Head Ribs Recipe Contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Previous Grand Prize winners are not eligible to enter.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000, awarded as a check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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EPICES DE LA VIE LLC RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 28, 2016 (or earlier, if 500 entries are received)

DESCRIPTION

Using at least one product from Epices de la Vie, create a flavorful dish. Bonus points will be given if you use more than one product. Enter the recipe along with a high quality photo of your dish that shows the product packaging in the background. Post the photo on both the sponsor's Facebook page and on Instagram, using the hashtag #gotsalt and tagging @epicedelavie, and following the sponsor.
This contest will close early, if/when the sponsor receives 500 submissions.

ELIGIBILITY

No residency requirements are stated. Although there are no age limits listed, you should be 13 or older to use the social media necessary to enter.

PRIZES

First Prize: A Trannon Culinary Traveling Culinarian Chef Bag, a cheque for $500, and a full collection of the Epices de la Vie line of spices and salts.
Second Prize: a cheque for $250, and a full collection of the Epices de la Vie line of spices and salts.
Third Prize: A full collection of the Epices de la Vie line of spices and salts.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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