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.

Click on a contest name to jump to the contest summary. The HOME button on your keyboard will return you to the top of this page.

01-25-15   2015 PRIMAL BLUEPRINT RECIPE VIDEO CONTEST new
01-26-15   TASTE OF HOME: HOLIDAY DESSERTS RECIPE CONTEST
01-26-15   HORMEL FOODS RECIPES "APPY HOUR" TWITTER RECIPE CONTEST new
01-26-14   INSTRUCTABLES SUPERFOOD CHALLENGE new
01-27-15   FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH POTATOES 2.0 new
01-28-15   RABBIT CREEK PRODUCTS SOUP RECIPE CONTEST
01-29-15   FAMILY FOODIES: HEALTHY KIDS
01-31-15   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 19
01-31-15   2015 OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST
01-31-15   2014 MICHIGAN APPLE AMATEUR RECIPE CONTEST
01-31-15   HOME COOK HERO - JANUARY 2015
01-31-15   WOMAN'S DAY BUNDT CAKE CONTEST
01-31-15   ATHENS "MINI FILLO SHELLS MAKE IT FANCY & FUN" RECIPE CONTEST - JANUARY
01-31-15   WINN DIXIE "ADD 2 THE NEW CHEKLIST" CONTEST new
01-31-14   TARLA DALAL: RECIPES USING SESAME SEEDS new

02-07-15   TORTA DELLA FIGLIA: CHOCOLATE CONTEST new
02-09-14   INSTRUCTABLES TAILGATE CHALLENGE new
02-10-15   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SPICY FOODS
02-13-15   HOW TO BE BACHOUR: CONTEST
02-14-15   COOKMORE: SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETIE new
02-15-15   CHEF MEG: SHARE YOUR HEALTHY RECIPE new
02-16-15   PREMIO'S WINTER RECIPE CONTEST
02-16-14   INSTRUCTABLES ON A BUDGET CHALLENGE new
02-20-15   NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL SWEET VICTORY CHALLENGE
02-20-15   OCEAN SPRAY® "SURPRISINGLY VERSATILE" GRAPEFRUIT RECIPE CONTEST new
02-23-15   CANADIAN LENTIL RECIPE REVELATIONS CHALLENGE 2015 new
02-27-15   TASTE OF HOME: EASY HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
02-27-15   PUBLIC LIBRARIES NATIONAL RECIPE COMPETITION new
02-28-15   THE SPICE TRAIL: TEMPLE FOOD new

03-02-14   INSTRUCTABLES BURN IT! CONTEST new
03-06-15   AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO FANWICH CONTEST new
03-10-14   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: BREAKFAST FOODS new
03-13-15   DAVIDSON'S SAFEST CHOICE®: EGGS FOR EVERYONE! - ROUND 2s
03-16-15   ZOLA JUICE SHOP RECIPE CONTEST
03-23-15   TASTE OF HOME: GO LOW & SLOW RECIPE CONTEST
03-30-15   LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR™ TASTES OF AMERICA™ CONTEST new
03-31-15   HEALTHY SOLUTIONS SPICE BLENDS BLOGGER CHALLENGE
03-31-15   2015 READER RECIPE CONTEST: FAMILY FAVORITES

04-10-15   2015 BERRY BLAST OFF RECIPE CONTEST new  
04-16-15   TASTE OF HOME: THE GROUND ROUNDUP RECIPE CONTEST
04-20-15   2015 BISCUIT BAKING CONTEST new
04-30-15   NEW BRUNSWICK RECIPE CHALLENGE new
04-30-15   ROYALTY PECANS RECIPE CHALLENGE new  

05-01-15   2015 GREAT GARLIC FESTIVAL RECIPE CONTEST AND COOK-OFF
05-01-15   FOUR SISTERS INNS RECIPE CONTEST
05-01-15   2016 MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST
05-03-15   RICHTERS HERBS SAVORY COOKING COMPETITION new

06-01-15   LOUISIANA YAM RECIPE CONTEST 2015 new

07-01-15   MOONEY FARMS 2015 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST new
07-11-15   2015 MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL SEAFOOD COOKING CONTEST new
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JANUARY 2015

2015 PRIMAL BLUEPRINT RECIPE VIDEO CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 25, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create and upload to YouTube a video featuring the preparation of a recipe that fits the Primal Blueprint eating plan. Title the video "Primal Blueprint Recipe:" followed by your own sub-title. Email the sponsor the link for your video, with the subject line "Recipe Video Submission".

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. No age restrictions mentioned.

PRIZES

Prize: $1500 worth of US Wellness gift certificates to be used for your choice of grass-fed beef cuts. (In the event of a non-U.S. team winning, a prize of equal value will be substituted.)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: HOLIDAY DESSERTS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 26, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit your holiday best cakes & tortes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies & bars and pies & tarts. Limit yourself to 12 ingredients or fewer.
Taste of Home welcomes the stories about what makes it special.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75:
8 Honorable Mention Prizes: A book.
All winners will have their names and recipes published in future Taste of Home magazines and cookbooks.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HORMEL FOODS RECIPES "APPY HOUR" TWITTER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 26, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Follow @HormelFoods on Twitter. Tweet your favorite big game appetizer recipe from your account, and include the handle @HormelFoods.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: One slow cooker, assorted serving platters and serving bowls, and $250 cash in the form of a gift card (ARV $500).
2 First Prizes: One slow cooker, assorted serving platters and serving bowls, and $100 cash in the form of a gift card (ARV $250).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES SUPERFOOD CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

January 26, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Superfood: food that is nutritional, energizing, or otherwise beneficial in some way. Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable showcasing your your superfood recipe and/or project.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC, Canada (excluding Quebec) UK, Australia, China, The Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, 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: Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $404 USD).
25 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH POTATOES 2.0

DEADLINE

January 27, 2015 6pm

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best potato recipe — because what meal isn't improved by having potatoes in it? 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 Provisions gift card, courtesy of Idaho Potatoes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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RABBIT CREEK PRODUCTS SOUP RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 28, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit your favorite soup recipe. Your recipe must be in Word document format, and include directions. Images of your finished soup or your family enjoying the soup are requested but not required.

ELIGIBILITY

No restrictions are stated.

PRIZES

Prize: A gift basket filled with Rabbit Creek Products Gourmet soup mixes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FAMILY FOODIES: HEALTHY KIDS

DEADLINE

January 29, 2015

DESCRIPTION

The Family Foodies series focuses on family-friendly recipes. This month's theme is "Healthy Kids". Any type of recipe may be entered as long as it is healthier in some way than the original version of that recipe.
Submit a current or archived blog post fitting the theme. Place the Family Foodies badge on the recipe post, with a link back to Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash and follow the directions to submit the URL of your post.

ELIGIBILITY

Any blogger can enter. It looks like the prize this month can be shipped worldwide.

PRIZES

Prize: A Molecular Gastronomy Spherification Kit (ARV £8).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 19

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the nineteenth of nineteen planned 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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2015 OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original, unpublished recipe that fits the theme "Dips & Spreads."

ELIGIBILITY

Residency and age requirements not stated. Amateur cooks only.

PRIZES

First Prize: $250.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $100.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2014 MICHIGAN APPLE AMATEUR RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter a recipe using Michigan Apples, including the varieties you recommend using in your recipe. But be sure to check the list of eligible varieties – for instance, Granny Smith apples are not a Michigan product.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI who are age 18 or older and amateur cooks.

PRIZES

3 Prizes: KitchenAid®, 250-Watt, 4-1/2-Quart, Stand Mixer (ARV $250).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HOME COOK HERO - January 2015

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015 5pm

DESCRIPTION

This is the fourth of a set of 11 monthly contests, each with a separate theme and prize. An overall annual prize may also be offered.
This month, enter your best original Australian Summer Entertaining recipe, along with a corresponding photo of the prepared recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Australia who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

11 Prizes (1/month): $1000 voucher (ARV up to $1000 including GST), and have your recipe published in Super Food Ideas magazine.
Grand Prize: An overall annual grand prize may be offered by the sponsor, but has not yet been confirmed.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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WOMAN'S DAY BUNDT CAKE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Got a perfect and original Bundt cake recipe? This contest is seeking only those recipes. Simply email your recipe to the sponsor, using "Bundt Cake Contest" as your subject line.
(Note: you do not have to enter via the Woman's Day Facebook page, as originally stated in the rules.)

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Prize: $250 American Express gift check, a 3-pack of NordicWare assorted Bundt pans and the NordicWare Best of the Bundt cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ATHENS "MINI FILLO SHELLS MAKE IT FANCY & FUN" RECIPE CONTEST - JANUARY

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Follow the monthly theme and make a quick and easy recipe that is fun or dress it up and enter a recipe that is more impressive and fancy. Ingredient requirements and themes will vary in each of the 10 months of the contest. Photo(s) or a video may be included with your entry for bonus points.
The theme for January is "Super Bowl Party Recipes" and there is no ingredient limit this month.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Professional chefs, caterers, food stylists and any other Individuals involved in the professional preparation of food or recipes are eligible if they have a food blog.

PRIZES

100 Prizes (10/month): $50. (Only 6 prizes were awarded in May, so the other 4 scheduled prizes will be awarded in subsequent months).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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WINN DIXIE "ADD 2 THE NEW CHEKLIST" CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create an original idea for a new flavor of Chek Brand Soda. Include a flavor name, up to three ingredients, and the inspiration for the flavor (in 140 characters or fewer).

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A 2015 MINI Cooper Car and 1 year's supply of Chek Brand Soda, awarded as $1,000 in either Bi-Lo, Harveys or Winn Dixie Gift Cards. Vehicle features: two door hardtop, automatic transmission with the Loaded Package (Media and Premium Package) equipment (ARV $28,300).
2 First Prizes: A 2015 Scooter and 1 year's supply of Chek Brand Soda, awarded as $1,000 in either Bi-Lo, Harveys or Winn Dixie Gift Cards (ARV $4,000).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TARLA DALAL: RECIPES USING SESAME SEEDS (TIL)

DEADLINE

January 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best recipe using sesame seeds, also known as til.
Tarla Dalal is located in 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, Lebanese.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FEBRUARY 2015


TORTA DELLA FIGLIA: CHOCOLATE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 7, 2015

DESCRIPTION

To enter, create a blog post about your original recipe featuring chocolate. Include one or more photos of your creation, and the contest banner provided on the sponsor's website. Be sure to also 'Like' the sponsor's Facebook page.
This contest may be entered in English or Polish.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to bloggers worldwide.

PRIZES

First Prize: Lékué Macaron Kit.
Second Prize: Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin.
Third Prize: Lékué Cake Pop Mold.
Fourth Prize: Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot™ Plus.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES TAILGATE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

February 09, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable with a tailgating-related theme. Tributes to your favorite sports teams, scrumptious snacks, tunes, games, attire to battle the elements, cooking implements — how did you do it?
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC, Canada (excluding Quebec) UK, Australia, China, The Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, 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 Coolest Cooler pre-ordered just for you! (Please note-this product is not released yet. It will be shipped to you when it becomes available); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $500 USD).
25 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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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SPICY FOODS

DEADLINE

February 10, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Are you a Texan who loves spicy food? Submit your creative recipe for a spicy dish from any ethnic background.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: $100.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HOW TO BE BACHOUR: CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 13, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo of your most Bachour-like creation, and your original recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC (assumed from address requirements). Contest is targeted at pastry chefs but the rules do not state that you must be employed in the profession.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: The opportunity to intern with award-winning pastry chef Antonio Bachour for 1 week to 3 months (your choice) at his new bakery opening in September in Miami, Florida. $500 will be provided toward travel and accomodations.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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COOKMORE: SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEETIE

DEADLINE

February 14, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit any type of original recipe with chocolate, from decadent cake to a rich and flavorful sauce. Be sure to share your inspiration behind the recipe and what makes it special enough for your Valentine's Day celebration (100-250 words). Include a related photo.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Kenmore Elite Digital Countertop Convection Oven (ARV $170).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CHEF MEG: SHARE YOUR HEALTHY RECIPE

DEADLINE

February 15, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original healthy recipe. Recipes will be evaluated on a number of health-affecting criteria as well as general appeal.
This is the first of a monthly ongoing series of contests that is planned to continue for at least twelve months.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize(s): An assortment of kitchen tools (ARV $60). More than one prize may be awarded each month at the sponsor's discretion. Winners' names and recipes will be featured and published on the sponsor's website and in Chef Meg's upcoming Cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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PREMIO'S WINTER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 16, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original and super-satisfying recipes for the holidays featuring your favorite variety of Premio Sausage.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Free Premio Sausage for 1 year, awarded as 14 Free product coupons; and Premio Swag consisting of a t-shirt, apron, cutting board, grilling kit and bag (ARV $150).
Second Prize: Premio Swag consisting of a t-shirt, apron, cutting board, grilling kit and bag (ARV $75).
Submitters of all other qualified recipes receive a coupon for Free Premio Sausage (ARV $4.29).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES ON A BUDGET CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

February 16, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable showing your way to spend less, from cooking more to taking on big home improvement 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 to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC, Canada (excluding Quebec) UK, Australia, China, The Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, 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: An Apple iPad Mini MF432LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray); a Porkfolio Smart Piggybank (White); a Sugru 8 pack (new colors); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $387 USD).
3 First Prizes: A Cuisinart® Vacuum Sealer; a Sugru 8 pack (new colors); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $150 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A Surebonder PRO2-100 100-Watt High Temperature Industrial Glue Gun; a Sugru 8 pack (new colors); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $83 USD).
10 Runner-up Prizes: an Expandable Coupon Organizer (black); and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $35 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL SWEET VICTORY CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

February 20, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit original recipes prepared with 100% pure maple syrup. There are three categories: Breakfast; Dessert; and savory/entrée or main dish.
Recipes using alcohol as an ingredient will not be accepted. The final judging events will be held March 7-8, 2015. Finalists do not have to be present to win.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC. The Adult Division is for entrants who are age 18 or older; the Youth Division is for entrants age 17 and under.

PRIZES

30 Finalist Prizes (5/category in each division): A gift basket.
Adult Division

  First Prize: $200 Cash + $50 Gift Card
  Second Prize: $100 Cash + $50 Gift Card
Youth Division
  First Prize: $100 Cash + $25 Gift Card
  Second Prize: $50 Cash + $25 Gift Card

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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OCEAN SPRAY® "SURPRISINGLY VERSATILE" GRAPEFRUIT RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 20, 2015 5 pm

DESCRIPTION

Submit a recipe using one of these 4 Ocean Spray® grapefruit juice products: 100% Juice Ruby Red Grapefruit, 100% Juice White Grapefruit, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink, or Ruby Light Grapefruit Juice Drink. Food recipes must use at least 1/2 cup of the product, and beverage recipes must include at least 1.5 ounces of the product. Photos are optional.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000 check, and an Ocean Spray® prize pack (total ARV $5,040).
Second Prize: $1,000 check, and an Ocean Spray® prize pack (total ARV $1,040).
Third Prize: $500 check, and an Ocean Spray® prize pack (total ARV $540).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CANADIAN LENTIL RECIPE REVELATIONS CHALLENGE 2015

DEADLINE

February 23, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Complete a registration form to apply to participate in this contest. Then create a blog post featuring your new and uniquel recipe containing at least 1/2 cup of green, red, French green, or black (Beluga) lentils, either whole or split. There are 5 categories: Best in Appetizer; Best in Salad; Best in Main Dish; Best in Desserts/Baked Goods; and Best in Freestyle (for the entries that just don’t seem to fit with the rest).
Once you've posted your recipe on your blog, submit a Word document file of the recipe to the sponsor, along with a high resolution photo. Then promote your entry (20% of judge's score).

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada and the 50 United States and DC. Must be age 18 or older and maintain a blog.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $2500.
4 Runner-up Prizes: $750 Amazon Gift Card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: EASY HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 27, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Baking season is coming up, but sometimes we need easy, no-fuss variations on original baked goods in categories like cookies, cakes, pies, cobblers, breads and biscuits. Enter yours in this contest! Limit yourself to 12 ingredients or fewer.
Taste of Home welcomes the happy memories behind each recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500
First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $75:
8 Honorable Mention Prizes: A book.
All winners will have their names and recipes published in future Taste of Home magazines and cookbooks.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES NATIONAL RECIPE COMPETITION

DEADLINE

February 27, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your favourite recipe, photo(s) of the preparation and final product, and the story behind the recipe. What dishes are traditional in your home, perhaps handed down throught the generations? What secret ingredients have you added to make them your own?

ELIGIBILITY

Not directly stated, but almost certainly for residents of Ireland only.

PRIZES

5 Prizes: A place in one of Ireland's top cookery courses.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE SPICE TRAIL: TEMPLE FOOD

DEADLINE

February 28, 2015

DESCRIPTION

The theme for this Spice Trail challenge is Temple Food … as in my body is a temple.  Enter your blog post about your recipe that is spicy, delicious and virtuous. Include The Spice Trail badge in your post (you may add the badge to a previous post too). Submit the URL of your post to the sponsor. This contest is part of a series focusing on the use of spices.

ELIGIBILITY

Any blogger can enter, but prizes can only be shipped in the UK.

PRIZES

Prize: £50 worth of Marks & Spencer healthy eating products.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MARCH 2015

INSTRUCTABLES BURN IT! CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 2, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable showing how fire or heat helps you put the finishing touches on your work, whether you use your pyrotechnic skills in the kitchen or elsewhere.
You may also enter a Instructable with this theme that was created after the start date, but not submitted to this contest.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC, Canada (excluding Quebec) UK, Australia, China, The Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, or Switzerland, 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: Versatip Kit; Versaflame Torch; Heat Resistant Glove; Camera and SD Card; Macbook Air; and an Instructables Prize Pack, including a Robot T-Shirt (ARV $1350 USD).
4 First Prizes: Versatip Kit; Versaflame Torch; Heat Resistant Glove; Camera and SD Card; and an Instructables Prize Pack, including a Robot T-Shirt (ARV $380 USD).
8 Second Prizes: Versatip Kit; Versaflame Torch; Heat Resistant Glove; and an Instructables Prize Pack, including a Robot T-Shirt (ARV $130 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO FANWICH CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 6, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create a sandwich or wrap featuring avocados, and take a photo featuring the food item only (no people or animals). Beginning February 2, 2015, enter your photo and the name of your creation. Although there are four entry periods in this contest you may only enter once. (The contest is preceded with a sweepstakes which you may also enter, by creating a virtual sandwich.)

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Winner's choice of a FANtastic trip to any city in the world, OR A kitchen makeover, OR a Man Cave makeover, valued at up to $25,000. If winner should select a makeover, winner shall be solely responsible to select a local contractor or other sources as required to execute renovation and Sponsor will pay the contractor directly. If winner should choose the trip, winner shall be solely responsible for selecting a travel agent to book the trip and Sponsor will pay the travel agent directly. Winner must pay any expenses in excess of $25,000. In no event will Sponsor award the cash value of the prize directly to the winner.
Finalist Prize: $500 grocery gift card.
Best Mexican Themed Sandwich Prize: iPad Mini, 16GB w Wi-Fi (ARV $249).
Best Avocado Usage Prize: A 16-piece J.A. Henckels International Cutlery Set (ARV $300).
Best Sandwich Name Prize: A Sony Alpha a500 Compact System Camera with 16-50mm Retractable lens (ARV $500).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: BREAKFAST FOODS

DEADLINE

March 10, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit your creative Breakfast recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: $100.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2014-2015 DAVIDSON'S SAFEST CHOICE® CONSUMER RECIPE CONTEST: EGGS FOR EVERYONE! - ROUND 2

DEADLINE

March 13, 2015

DESCRIPTION

This is the second of three rounds of a single contest, each with a separate theme and category prize, but with one overall winner. In each round, your recipe must fit the theme and contain at least 2 Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, which are safe even for raw and/or gently cooked consumption. The total number of ingredients must be 8 or fewer, excluding water, salt, and pepper from the count. A photo of the prepared dish is required.
In this round, submit your tasty, creative Meatless recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1,000.
3 Category Prizes (1/entry period): A culinary package worth $200 plus vouchers for a one year supply of Davidson's Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs (18 vouchers).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ZOLA JUICE SHOP RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 16, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your favorite smoothie recipe and a corresponding photo. One winner will be selected in each of these categories: most creative/inventive recipe; best use of Zola Acai Juice or Coconut Water in the recipe; and best use of a functional ingredient to benefit a healthy & active lifestyle.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. If you are still a minor, you must obtain parent/guardian permission to enter.

PRIZES

3 Grand Prizes (1/category): Each prize includes 1 Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender (ARV $650); a 1-year supply of Zola, as 24 cases total, 2 cases per month, 12 cans/bottles per case (ARV $650); and a $200 gift card to the winner’s local grocery store (ARV $200).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: GO LOW & SLOW RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 23, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Slow-cooked recipes have plenty of time to accumulate flavor! Enter your original oven-roasted dishes or stove-top simmers in this contest. Limit yourself to 12 ingredients or fewer.
Taste of Home welcomes the happy memories behind 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.

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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LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR™ TASTES OF AMERICA™ CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 30, 2015

DESCRIPTION

It's back! Submit your idea for a future flavor of Lay's® Potato chips. Choose your chip style, name the flavor, list up to 3 major ingredients, the city and state of your inspiration, and describe your flavor inspiration in 200 characters or less (160 characters if entering via text message). See a list of existing flavors here — you don't want to duplicate any! 4 Finalists' flavors will be produced on a limited basis.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

3 Finalist Prizes: $50,000, awarded in the form of a check or wire transfer, payable to winner. Grand Prize winner is not eligible to receive a Finalist Prize.
Grand Prize: The greater of: (a) 1% of the Net Sales* of the Grand Prize Winner’s Finalist Flavor for the period July 15, 2015 through July 15, 2016 OR (b) $1,000,000, awarded in the form of a check or wire transfer, payable to winner. (The $1,000,000 will be awarded once winner is verified; if the 1% earnings of net sales exceed that, the difference will be paid around October 31, 2016.)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HEALTHY SOLUTIONS SPICE BLENDS BLOGGER CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

March 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

You must apply to participate in this challenge. If accepted, you will be sent your choice of one free spice blend packet from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends to create a recipe. For recipe submissions, the sponsor is looking for recipes that are easy to recreate, delicious, original, inventive, and great for busy families. You must publicly post your recipe on your blog and to all social media platforms that you use such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr. Also email your original recipe, photo of your finished dish, and links to your published recipe to the sponsor by the Challenge deadline.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Must maintain a Food blog that has existed  for at least 6 months and is updated frequently (at least once per week). Only open to the first 100 eligible bloggers who sign up.

PRIZES

First Prize: $500.
Second Prize: $100.
Third Prize: A set of all 16 spice blends from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends (ARV $52).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2015 READER RECIPE CONTEST: FAMILY FAVORITES

DEADLINE

March 31, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Create a family-friendly vegetarian or vegan recipe using no more than 10 ingredients (don't count salt, pepper, cooking spray, and water). There are three categories: Entrées; Soups & Sides; and Desserts. You must include at least one ingredient from one of these sponsors:
• BelGioioso® Vegetarian Friendly Italian Cheeses
• Chatfield’s® Allergen Safe & Premium Baking Ingredients
• Eden Foods 400 Pure & Purifying foods.
• Florida Crystals® Organic Sugar
• Silk® Soymilk, Almondmilk, Cashewmilk & Coconutmilk
• Amore® Authentic Italian Cooking Pastes & Liquid Spices
• Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs, All-natural | Hormone free, Antibiotic free, Vegetarian-fed

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

3 Prizes (1/category): $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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APRIL 2015


2015 BERRY BLAST OFF RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

April 10, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe that specify the use of strawberries without baking in the preparation (use of grill, fryer, stove- top permitted). The recipe must serve six and must be able to be prepared and presented within 60 minutes. Five finalists will participate in a cook-off on May 5, 2015 in Oxnard, CA; two will go on to compete May 16 in a final event in Oxnard.

ELIGIBILITY

Not eligible if you've won twice previously. Entrants under 21 may not win the Grand Prize. Travel arrangements to Oxnard, CA for the cook-offs are the finalists' responsibility.

PRIZES

Top 5 Finalists: Four complimentary tickets to attend the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard the weekend of May 16-17, 2015 and a complimentary 2015 collector poster.
Runner-up Prize: Four passes for special entry to the Festival's VIP Pavilion; an overnight stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard; and a complimentary dinner for two at Tierra Sur restaurant at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard.
Grand Prize (must be over 21): Four passes for special entry to the Festival's VIP Pavilion; choice of a three-day, two night getaway vacation to Palm Springs, San Diego, Cabo San Lucas or Branson,
MO, courtesy of Welk Resorts (airfare is not included); and a Cutco studio knife set with ARV ~ $500.

DETAILS

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TASTE OF HOME: THE GROUND ROUNDUP RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

April 16, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Your entry for this contest should feature a ground meat, from beef and chicken to pork or turkey. Sausage is acceptable too, if you use it in crumbles. Appetizers, main dishes, sides and breakfast & brunch recipes are all welcome. Limit yourself to 12 ingredients or fewer.
Taste of Home welcomes the happy memories behind 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.

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 a future Simple & Delicious issue or Taste of Home cookbook.

DETAILS

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2015 BISCUIT BAKING CONTEST

DEADLINE

April 20, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Beginning February 1, enter your biscuit recipes in your choice of four categories: Savory Biscuits, Sweet Biscuits, Special Biscuits, and Student Biscuits (18 and under only). Three finalists from each category will be chosen to prepare biscuits at the Biscuit Baking Contest on May 16, 2015 in Knoxville, TN.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States and DC. If you are age 18 or younger, you may enter in the Student category, or you may enter the other categories and compete against adults if you wish. Finalists are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.

PRIZES

4 First Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $300.
Second Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $200.
Third Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $100.
Grand Prize: Details not stated. Last year's winner is pictured with a trophy.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NEW BRUNSWICK RECIPE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

April 30, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit two original recipes inspired by New Brunswick, one of which must be a main course. A short description of your inspiration is required, as well as a photo. The preparation and cooking times combined may not exceed two hours. All ingredients should be purchasable from Waitrose, if possible.
Finalists must attend a judging event held on 17 July 2015 in London.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the UK who are age 25 or older who are not professional chefs.

PRIZES

4 Finalist Prizes: Transport costs and overnight accommodation for the final event. The 3 runner-up Finalists also receive £250 John Lewis vouchers.
Grand Prize: A fly-drive holiday for 2 to New Brunswick. Includes: return air tickets from London Heathrow to Halifax, Canada, for two; one week's car hire including tax and compulsory insurances, and seven nights' accommodation on a room only basis. The holiday can be taken any time between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016 (excluding 20 December 2015 - 5 January 2016).

DETAILS

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ROYALTY PECANS RECIPE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

April 30, 2015

DESCRIPTION

April is National Pecan Month, so by the end of April enter your best recipe containing pecans — and perhaps another Royalty Pecans product — into this contest. There are three categories: Healthiest Recipe (highlights the healthy side of pecans); Best Appetizer or Entree (features pecans in a creative non-dessert dish); and Special Ingredient Challenge (In addition to pecans, recipe features one or more Royalty Pecan Farms® products).

ELIGIBILITY

No restrictions are stated.

PRIZES

Healthiest Recipe Prize: $50 Gift Card.
Best Appetizer/Entree Prize: $50 Gift Card.
Special Ingredient Challenge Prize: $75 Gift Card.
All entrants of a valid recipe will receive a code for a 15% discount of one purchase. Good in person, by phone, or online.

DETAILS

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MAY 2015


2015 GREAT GARLIC FESTIVAL RECIPE CONTEST AND COOK-OFF

DEADLINE

May 1, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter a recipe that specifies the use of at least 6 cloves of fresh garlic, or the equivalent packaged form (three teaspoons minced or chopped). Keep the title of your recipe under 10 words, and include a photo with the entry. This is a contest where elaborate, multi-part dishes — and even a side dish — seem to be welcomed, as long as you can meet the time limits!
If you are one of the 8 Finalists chosen to participate in the Cook-off on July 25, 2015, you will be expected to prepare seven separate plates, all within a maximum of two hours. Five plates will be for the judges, one plate for the emcees, and one plate will be used for presentation to the judges and for media purposes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada and United States who are age 21 or older. Previous first, second, and third place winners must sit out three years before re-entering.

PRIZES

First Prize: $5,000.
Second Prize: $2,500.
Third Prize: $1,000.
5 Finalist Prizes (remaining finalists): $100.
All finalists traveling over 100 miles will be provided with hotel accommodations, one room for two nights in Gilroy. Finalists must make their own travel arrangements, but if warranted, these travel costs will be reimbursed: one coach class ticket for air travel and/or a rental car for a maximum of two days, not to exceed $55 per day. Maximum reimbursement per contestant shall not exceed $600.

DETAILS

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FOUR SISTERS INNS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 1, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best breakfast, muffin, cookie or tea time recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States who are past guests of Four Sisters Inns. We assume you must be over 21 because of the wine included in some prizes, but that isn't stated.

PRIZES

First prize: 1 night at the winner’s choice of Four Sisters Inns, valid Sunday through Thursday, November 15, 2015 to April 28, 2016, excluding holidays and special event periods. Standard guestroom with a complimentary upgrade at check-in, if available.
Second/Third Prizes: A gift of a Celebration Package when staying at a Four Sisters Inn. Includes a bottle of wine, box of chocolate truffles, breakfast in bed, and The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns cookbook. Plus, a Four Sisters Inns Teddy Bear.
Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may also be awarded (prize not detailed).

DETAILS

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2016 MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 1, 2015 (received by mail)

DESCRIPTION

Mrs. Blum's annual recipe contest, has a new feature this year: a required ingredient. You may enter any type of original recipe you choose, as long as it features Sweet Potatoes. Entry is by postal mail only.
The year in this contest's name is the year the winning recipes are published. Winners will be notified in August 2015.

ELIGIBILITY

No eligibility requirements are stated.

PRIZES

First Prize: $200.
Second Prize: $100.
Third Prize: $50.

DETAILS

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RICHTERS HERBS SAVORY COOKING COMPETITION

DEADLINE

May 3, 2015 1 pm

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe featuring fresh or dried savory, or one of savory's lesser known relatives such as Jamaican mint, nepetilla, yerba buena or zuta levena. You may register in advance but all entrants should bring a sample of their dish for judging to Richters Retail Store in Goodwood, Ontario by 1 pm on May 3, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who have reached Ontario's age of majority (you don't have to live in Ontario).

PRIZES

First Prize: $150 Richters Herbs Gift Certificate.
Second Prize: $100 Richters Herbs Gift Certificate.
Third Prize: $50 Richters Herbs Gift Certificate.

DETAILS

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JUNE 2015


LOUISIANA YAM RECIPE CONTEST 2015

DEADLINE

June 1, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe featuring Louisiana fresh, canned, or frozen sweet potatoes. The five categories are: Fresh Sweet Potatoes; Canned Sweet Potatoes; Frozen Sweet Potatoes; Culinary Student; and Professional Chef. You may enter any type of dish in each category.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States and DC (excluding FL and NY) who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1,000.
Category Prizes (1/category):will be awarded $500.

DETAILS

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JULY 2015


MOONEY FARMS 2015 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 1, 2015

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original unpublished recipe featuring the use of one or more Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Products.

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: A Deluxe Family Gift Box.

DETAILS

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2015 MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL SEAFOOD COOKING CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 11, 2015 (received by postal mail)

DESCRIPTION

Submit your recipe containing seafood found in Maine waters (can be fresh, frozen or canned). Five finalists will be invited to a cook-off on July 31, 2015 in Rockland, Maine.
If chosen as a finalist, you must provide own utensils and all ingredients necessary to make recipe, a table setting/décor for presentation, and a cooler, if needed. Finalists will be reimbursed up to $50 for ingredients if they turn in a receipt.

ELIGIBILITY

Amateur cooks only. No age or residency restrictions listed, but you must provide your own transportation to the event if chosen as a finalist.

PRIZES

First Prize: $200.
Second Prize: $175.
Third Prize: $150.

DETAILS

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