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!       CHOPPED JUNIOR SEASONS 5 & 6 CASTING CALL

09-30-16   ARCHANA'S KITCHEN: NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE CONTEST
09-30-16   KITCHENBOWL CONTEST: SNACKTIME FAVORITES
09-30-16   IT'S A PERDUE NIGHT CONTEST – 1
09-30-16   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – SEPTEMBER
09-30-16   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – SEPTEMBER 2016
09-30-16   TARLA DALAL: WRAPS AND ROLLS WITH A TWIST
09-30-16   HER WORLD BEST HOME COOK CONTEST 2016
09-30-16   HARVEST HOME RECIPES PHOTO CONTEST
09-30-16   BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – HICKORY, NC
09-30-16   SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: INDIAN CHICKEN RECIPES V/S PANEER RECIPES
09-30-16   "PRESERVE THAT SUMMER FEELING" RECIPE CONTEST new
09-30-16   #PickPeanutProtein: GO NUTS WITH YOUR MEATLESS MEALS new
09-30-16   HEALTH IN A TIFFIN CONTEST new

10-01-16   RDO CATERS TATERS RECIPE CONTEST new
10-02-16   RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL
10-02-16   KONTOS FOODS' BACK-TO-SCHOOL RECIPE AND PHOTO CONTEST
10-03-16   FOOD CHAMP RECIPE CONTEST: WAMPLER'S SAUSAGE "BEACHY BREAKFAST BAKE OFF" new
10-04-16   FOOD52: YOUR BEST SAVORY (WINTER) SQUASH RECIPE new
10-07-16   BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – CLEMMONS, NC
10-07-16   USB I AM FOR SOY RECIPE VIDEO CONTEST new
10-09-16   RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – MIDWEST REGIONAL
10-09-16   BETTERBUTTER ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE RECIPE CONTEST new
10-10-16   INSTRUCTABLES SOLAR CONTEST 2016
10-10-16   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SPRING VEGETABLE SALADS
10-10-16   INSTRUCTABLES CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
10-14-16   BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – SOUTHERN PINES, NC
10-16-16   2016 BEN'S BEGINNERS™ COOKING CONTEST
10-17-16   INSTRUCTABLES LIVE OFF THE LAND CONTEST
10-21-16   BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – GREER, SC
10-28-16   TASTE OF HOME: HOMEMADE SOUPS RECIPE CONTEST
10-31-16   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 2
10-31-16   RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – SOUTHWEST REGIONAL
10-31-16   PIZZA MY WAY – SEBASTIANI'S PIZZA RECIPE CONTEST

11-01-16   GO BOLD WITH BUTTER 2016 HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST
11-02-16   TASTE OF HOME: HARVEST FROM SCRATCH RECIPE CONTEST
11-06-16   RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL

ASAP!


CHOPPED JUNIOR SEASONS 5 & 6 CASTING CALL

DEADLINE

ASAP! (Filming begins in October)

DESCRIPTION

Is your child a creative chef with confidence under pressure? Chopped Junior is casting for Seasons 5 and 6 and looking for children ages 9-13 that cook like professional chefs. If that's your child, complete an application ASAP (filming begins in October 2016). You must include a photo of your child, and have the option to upload photos of some dishes he/she has created as well video links showing him/her in action.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States. The application must be completed by the child's parent or guardian, age 18 or older. The child should be between ages 9 and 13.

PRIZES

Finalist Prizes: Each contestant and an accompanying parent/guardian normally have their participation costs (transportation and lodging, at least) covered.
Grand Prize: Not announced yet, but the prize for other seasons was $10,000.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SEPTEMBER 2016


ARCHANA'S KITCHEN: NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

To enter this contest, Follow and Like Archana's Kitchen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then submit your favourite recipe that contains no onion and no garlic. Attach an close-up picture of your prepared recipe (no text or watermark). Give a good description of the dish, and precise directions for making it.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of India who are age 18 or older (age limit is in site's Terms).

PRIZES

First Prize: Wonderchef Nutri blend 400-Watt Juicer Mixer Grinders  (ARV ₹ 2,620-).
Second Prize: Pro Wonderchef Picasso Cookware Set, 4-Pieces (ARV ₹ 2,070/-).
Third Prize: Wonderchef Regalia 930-Watt Toaster (ARV ₹ 1,668/-).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KITCHENBOWL CONTEST: SNACKTIME FAVORITES

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit a simple snack recipe that includes at least one step demonstrated in a short video clip. Using the Kitchenbowl app, you can incorporate a video step that’s up to 10 seconds long. Tag the category "Snacktime Favorites" when uploading your entry to the app. Once uploaded, share your recipe on social media, including the #KBsnacktime hashtag.

ELIGIBILITY

Must be age 18 or older. No residency restrictions stated.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Wüsthof 12-piece knife set with 13-slot hardwood block; includes a peeling knife, paring knife, utility knife, bread knife, chef’s knife, sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and 4 steak knives (ARV $444).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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IT'S A PERDUE NIGHT CONTEST – 1

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Take a photograph of your original chicken dish and post it on Instagram or Twitter with a description of why it's a Perdue Night in your house, including the Perdue® product used in the dish and the hashtags #ItsAPerdueNight and #contest. You should also follow the Perdue® Instagram or Twitter page (whichever platform you used to enter). You should use an original recipe, but you are not required to submit the recipe at any point in the contest.
This is the first of four entry periods, each with the same challenge, but with different prizes in each period. Entries do not carry over to subsequent periods.

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

4 Entry Period 1 Prizes: Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 10-1/4-Inch (ARV $160).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – SEPTEMBER

DEADLINE

September 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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KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – SEPTEMBER 2016

DEADLINE

September 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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TARLA DALAL: WRAPS AND ROLLS WITH A TWIST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe for a wrap or roll. There are many variants of these convenient food around the globe, and you may take your inspiration from any of them — then give the recipe your own twist!
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, Wraps and Rolls.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HER WORLD BEST HOME COOK CONTEST 2016

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best festive recipe featuring potatoes from the Potatoes USA brand, and no more than 4 more ingredients. Cooking oil and salt do not have to be counted as part of the five ingredients.
Ten finalists will be selected to participate in a cook-off in October 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Malaysia who are home cooks. No age limits are stated.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: RM2000 cash.
First and Second Runner-up Prizes: RM800 cash.
3 Consolation Prizes: RM500 cash.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HARVEST HOME RECIPES PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Share a photo or two of your favorite recipe featuring fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Enter your complete recipe in the caption of your photo.
Recipes may be added to the sponsor's Harvest Home Recipe Collection.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prizes (unspecified number): Southern States hats, t-shirts and more.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – HICKORY, NC

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Deliver your registration form card (not recipe) to the Lowe's Foods Guest Services desk at 260 14th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC by the deadline. On October 1, 2016, bring at least two quarts of your prepared-from-scratch chili dish (made with Bush's® Beans) by 10 A.M. to the same location to be judged. Also bring a copy of your recipe, for event supervisors to identify the ingredients. No garnishes or alcoholic ingredients are allowed. Tables and electrical hook-ups are available for the first 30 participants. You must stay until the winners are announced around noon.
This is the second of five local cook-off events. The first place winner from each will go on to compete at the regional cook-off on October 30, 2016 at the Martinsville Speedway.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

5 First Prizes (1/local event): $100 Lowes Foods gift card and the opportunity to compete in the regional cook-off for the grand prize.
5 Second Prizes (1/local event): $75 Lowes Foods gift card.
5 Third Prizes (1/local event): $50 Lowes Foods gift card.
Grand Prize: A trip for 2 to the last race for The Chase at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida on November 20, 2016. Includes airfare, motel accommodations for 3 nights, 2 tickets to the XFINITY race on November 19, 2016, and 2 tickets to the Sprint Cup on November 20, 2016.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: INDIAN CHICKEN RECIPES V/S PANEER RECIPES

DEADLINE

September 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. Include the hashtag for the month's theme. You are encouraged to share the URL of your submission on their Facebook page as well.
The theme for September is "Indian Chicken Recipes V/S Paneer Recipes". Which type of recipe rules your table? Enter your best chicken or paneer recipe using either the #IndianChickenRecipes or #IndianPaneerRecipes hashtag in your description.

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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"PRESERVE THAT SUMMER FEELING" RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit a harvest recipe which preserves your favorite summer flavors.

ELIGIBILITY

Not stated — but you must be 13 to use Facebook, and the sponsor has "USA" in their name.

PRIZES

Prize: Mauviel 1830 copper jam pan, a Lekue Herbstick, a Rösle Ladle with Pouring Rim and a Novis Vita Juicer.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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#PickPeanutProtein: GO NUTS WITH YOUR MEATLESS MEALS

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original vegetarian entrée recipe that highlights peanuts and/or peanut butter as a main ingredient, along with a photograph of the final dish. The recipe may be for for breakfast, lunch or dinner and should be limited in refined grains and added sugars. Enter via Instagram using the hashtag #PickPeanutProtein, and follow Meatless Monday, The Peanut Institute and Natural Gourmet Institute.

ELIGIBILITY

Not stated, but you must be 13 or older to use Instagram.

PRIZES

Prize: A brand new Vitamix blender and a hands-on cooking class at the Natural Gourmet Institute.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HEALTH IN A TIFFIN CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter healthy recipes you pack in your child(ren)'s tiffin box that they enjoy and never bring home uneaten.

ELIGIBILITY

Must age 18 or older to join the web community, which is necessary to enter. No residency restrictions stated, but the sponsor is located in India.

PRIZES

First Prize: Tecnora Avatar 550 FP Mixer/Grinder/blender with 3 jars (ARV ₹ 5080/-).
Second Prize: Tecnora Avatar 750 FP Mixer/Grinder/blender with 2 jars (ARV ₹ 4795/-).
Third Prize: Tecnora Avatar 550 FP Mixer/Grinder/blender with 2 jars (ARV ₹ 4495/-).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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OCTOBER 2016


RDO CATERS TATERS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter a recipe featuring potatoes as the primary ingredient.

ELIGIBILITY

No age or residency limits — we checked!

PRIZES

Prize: A prize basket, including two tickets to the RDO Caters Taters fundraising event in the Fargo/Moorhead NE area. Winning recipe will be shared on the sponsor's website and social media.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL

DEADLINE

October 2, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Riunite is looking for original chili recipes that represent four regions — and that pair perfectly with Riunite Lambrusco. In 500 words or less, submit your best chili recipe. Don't mention any brand names other than Riunite and its National Partner, Pasta Chips®, if you choose to use them. You may add an optional photo of yourself or your chili.
Five finalists from each region will be selected to compete in a cook-off for their region's grand prize. (There isn't a national prize). The regional finals for the Mid-Atlantic region will be held in Landover, Maryland on October 16, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

5 Regional Finalist Prizes: 2 upper-level end zone tickets to the pro football game in Landover, Maryland on October 16, 2016 and a $100 pre-paid debit card for required chili ingredients. Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive a $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel, toll and parking expenses. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age (ARV $500).
Regional Winner Prize: $1,000 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KONTOS FOODS' BACK-TO-SCHOOL RECIPE AND PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 2, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Kontos wants to help get kids excited about their school lunch and snack routines — and what better way than to get them in the kitchen creating new recipes with you! Create and prepare a recipe with your child(ren), using Kontos products to whip up delicious new finger sandwiches, pizzas and more for lunches and snacks.
Submit a photo of you and your child(ren) with your finished dish, along with the recipe. The entry period will be followed by a voting period. Use #KontosKids when sharing your entry with friends and family.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Entrant should be working with their child(ren).

PRIZES

Prize: A Kontos Foods Gift Basket (ARV over $150),

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD CHAMP RECIPE CONTEST: WAMPLER'S SAUSAGE "BEACHY BREAKFAST BAKE OFF"

DEADLINE

October 3, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your most creative breakfast recipe made with a Wampler's sausage product, be it rolls, patties, links, or the specialty Moonshine Grillers. 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 worldwide, excluding residents of Canada (they have their own qualifiers).

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD52: YOUR BEST SAVORY (WINTER) SQUASH RECIPE

DEADLINE

October 4, 2016 6pm

DESCRIPTION

Fall's begun and that means winter squash are available to make your favorite comforting cool-weather recipes. What savory dishes do you make with hard winter squashes? Recipes for sweet dishes and recipes using summer squashes aren't eligible for this contest.
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: $100 credit to the Food52 Shop.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – CLEMMONS, NC

DEADLINE

October 7, 2016 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Deliver your registration form card (not recipe) to the Lowe's Foods Guest Services desk at 2501 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC by the deadline. On October 8, 2016, bring at least two quarts of your prepared-from-scratch chili dish (made with Bush's® Beans) by 10 A.M. to the same location to be judged. Also bring a copy of your recipe, for event supervisors to identify the ingredients. No garnishes or alcoholic ingredients are allowed. Tables and electrical hook-ups are available for the first 30 participants. You must stay until the winners are announced around noon.
This is the third of five local cook-off events. The first place winner from each will go on to compete at the regional cook-off on October 30, 2016 at the Martinsville Speedway.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

5 First Prizes (1/local event): $100 Lowes Foods gift card and the opportunity to compete in the regional cook-off for the grand prize.
5 Second Prizes (1/local event): $75 Lowes Foods gift card.
5 Third Prizes (1/local event): $50 Lowes Foods gift card.
Grand Prize: A trip for 2 to the last race for The Chase at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida on November 20, 2016. Includes airfare, motel accommodations for 3 nights, 2 tickets to the XFINITY race on November 19, 2016, and 2 tickets to the Sprint Cup on November 20, 2016.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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USB I AM FOR SOY RECIPE VIDEO CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 7, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and submit a video (3 minutes maximum) of yourself preparing your favorite recipe featuring 100% soybean oil. Video can be in Spanish or English, and must include at least one reference to the nutritional benefits of 100% soybean oil. You may show the ingredient list on a cooking oil bottle, but avoid showing the brand name, logo, or other brand-specific information.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000 gift card.
5 Runner-up Prizes: $1,000 gift card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – MIDWEST REGIONAL

DEADLINE

October 9, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Riunite is looking for original chili recipes that represent four regions — and that pair perfectly with Riunite Lambrusco. In 500 words or less, submit your best chili recipe. Don't mention any brand names other than Riunite and its National Partner, Pasta Chips®, if you choose to use them. You may add an optional photo of yourself or your chili.
Five finalists from each region will be selected to compete in a cook-off for their region's grand prize. (There isn't a national prize). The regional finals for the Midwest region will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 23, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

5 Regional Finalist Prizes: 2 upper-level end zone tickets to the pro football game in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 23, 2016 and a $100 pre-paid debit card for required chili ingredients. Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive a $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel, toll and parking expenses. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age (ARV $500).
Regional Winner Prize: $1,000 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 9, 2016

DESCRIPTION

SSubmit an original recipe featuring chocolate; the recipe can be sweet or savory. 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: Morphy Richards Microwave Convection Oven (₹ 12,495).
Second Prize: Wonderchef Electric Tandoor/Grill (₹ 4,500).
Third Prize: Oster 6-Speed Stand Mixer (₹ 2,995).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES SOLAR CONTEST 2016

DEADLINE

October 10, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project using, storing, or converting the sun's energy. This includes projects where you cook with the sun's power.
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 Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug (ARV $705 USD).
3 First Prizes: A Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug (ARV $445 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $125 USD).
10 Third Prizes: A Flip 30 Recharger and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug (ARV $75 USD).
15 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or stainless steel mug (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SPRING VEGETABLE SALADS

DEADLINE

October 10, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Pretend it's March in Texas (when the winner of this contest will be published). What spring salads will you be making with all the fresh produce appearing in Texas gardens now?
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 March 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES CAKE DECORATING CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 10, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructables project showing how to make and decorate cakes — including cupcakes, cake pops, etc. — that taste good and look good. Take extra care when photographing and documenting your work!
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 Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera + Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens + Wide Angle Lens + 58mm 2x Lens + Auto Power Flash + 48GB SDHC Card + Accessory Bundle; $400 Blurb Credit; a Neewer® 700W Professional Photography 24"x24"/60x60cm Softbox with E27 Socket Light Lighting Kit for Photo Studio; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel prize pack (ARV $1093 USD).
Judges' Prize (for cake inspired by art): A Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera Bundle with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, Carrying Case and Accessory Kit (19 Items); $400 in Blurb Credit; a LimoStudio 24" Folding Photo Box Tent LED Light Table Top Photography Studio Kit, AGG1071; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel mug (ARV $879 USD).
3 First Prizes: Ultimate Decorating Tote Set; UltimateTrim-N-Turn Caddy; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel mug (ARV $295 USD).
5 Second Prizes: Decorator Preferred Decorating Set; UltimateTrim-N-Turn Caddy; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel mug (ARV $195 USD).
10 Runner-Up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot apron or stainless steel mug (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – SOUTHERN PINES, NC

DEADLINE

October 14, 2016 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Deliver your registration form card (not recipe) to the Lowe's Foods Guest Services desk at 1740 Old Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC by the deadline. On October 15, 2016, bring at least two quarts of your prepared-from-scratch chili dish (made with Bush's® Beans) by 10 A.M. to the same location to be judged. Also bring a copy of your recipe, for event supervisors to identify the ingredients. No garnishes or alcoholic ingredients are allowed. Tables and electrical hook-ups are available for the first 30 participants. You must stay until the winners are announced around noon.
This is the fourth of five local cook-off events. The first place winner from each will go on to compete at the regional cook-off on October 30, 2016 at the Martinsville Speedway.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

5 First Prizes (1/local event): $100 Lowes Foods gift card and the opportunity to compete in the regional cook-off for the grand prize.
5 Second Prizes (1/local event): $75 Lowes Foods gift card.
5 Third Prizes (1/local event): $50 Lowes Foods gift card.
Grand Prize: A trip for 2 to the last race for The Chase at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida on November 20, 2016. Includes airfare, motel accommodations for 3 nights, 2 tickets to the XFINITY race on November 19, 2016, and 2 tickets to the Sprint Cup on November 20, 2016.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2016 BEN'S BEGINNERS™ COOKING CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 16, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Cooking with your kids is a great family activity and teaches life skills! Uncle Ben's wants to help you — and offer you a chance to win, too.
Watch one of the cooking lessons on the contest website together to learn cooking skills. Then cook the rice dish together, taking a photo of the process or of the final dish. Be sure to include both the child(ren) and parent/guardian in the photo, in such a way that your faces are visible. Avoid showing any logos on clothing or food items, except for Uncle Ben's®. Upload your photo as your entry.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who have reached their majority, and their child(ren). Child(ren) must be a student (traditional or home-schooled) in kindergarten through eighth grade for the duration of the contest. Although more than one child may appear in the photo, only one can be the official entrant for that photo.

PRIZES

5 Grand Prizes: A check for $15,000 made payable to the winning Grand Prize Entrant, and a check made out to the winner's child’s school to be used toward a cafeteria "makeover," including cafeteria supplies, cafeteria payroll, remodeling, POS systems, cafeteria décor, etc. valued at no more than $30,000. If the winner’s child is homeschooled, the sponsor will award the $30,000 school cafeteria makeover to a school in the winning student’s region (as determined by sponsor), including one affiliated with the homeschooled student or one that is underprivileged, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title I funding program. Prize also includes a celebration event in the winner’s hometown, during which time the Grand Prize will be presented to the winner, who must be present with their child; and an optional media appearance(s) to recognize the winners (ARV $45,000).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES LIVE OFF THE LAND CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 17, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an Instructable that involves hunting, gathering, and anything else related to deriving sustenance from the earth.
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 GoPro hero4 and an Instructables prize pack including a Robot T-shirt (ARV $425).
3 First Prizes: A Biolite camp stove with flex light and an Instructables prize pack with a Robot T-shirt (ARV $136).
5 Second Prizes: An Ecoxgear portable speaker (orange) and an Instructables prize pack with a Robot T-shirt (ARV $101).
10 Runner-Up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack with a Robot T-shirt. (ARV $25).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BUSH'S® CHILI COOK-OFF – GREER, SC

DEADLINE

October 21, 2016 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Deliver your registration form card (not recipe) to the Lowe's Foods Guest Services desk at 850 East Suber Road, Suite 200, Greer, SC by the deadline. On October 22, 2016, bring at least two quarts of your prepared-from-scratch chili dish (made with Bush's® Beans) by 10 A.M. to the same location to be judged. Also bring a copy of your recipe, for event supervisors to identify the ingredients. No garnishes or alcoholic ingredients are allowed. Tables and electrical hook-ups are available for the first 30 participants. You must stay until the winners are announced around noon.
This is the last of five local cook-off events. The first place winner from each will go on to compete at the regional cook-off on October 30, 2016 at the Martinsville Speedway.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

5 First Prizes (1/local event): $100 Lowes Foods gift card and the opportunity to compete in the regional cook-off for the grand prize.
5 Second Prizes (1/local event): $75 Lowes Foods gift card.
5 Third Prizes (1/local event): $50 Lowes Foods gift card.
Grand Prize: A trip for 2 to the last race for The Chase at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida on November 20, 2016. Includes airfare, motel accommodations for 3 nights, 2 tickets to the XFINITY race on November 19, 2016, and 2 tickets to the Sprint Cup on November 20, 2016.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: HOMEMADE SOUPS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 28, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter your unique soup, gumbo, chili or stew recipe that calls for no more than 12 ingredients.
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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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 2

DEADLINE

October 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the second of a series of ten 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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RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

DEADLINE

October 31, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Riunite is looking for original chili recipes that represent four regions — and that pair perfectly with Riunite Lambrusco. In 500 words or less, submit your best chili recipe. Don't mention any brand names other than Riunite and its National Partner, Pasta Chips®, if you choose to use them. You may add an optional photo of yourself or your chili.
Five finalists from each region will be selected to compete in a cook-off for their region's grand prize. (There isn't a national prize). The regional finals for the Southwest region will be held in Glendale, Arizona on November 13, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Arizona and New Mexico who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

5 Regional Finalist Prizes: 2 upper-level end zone tickets to the pro football game in Glendale, Arizona on November 13, 2016 and a $100 pre-paid debit card for required chili ingredients. Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive a $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel, toll and parking expenses. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age (ARV $500).
Regional Winner Prize: $1,000 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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PIZZA MY WAY – SEBASTIANI'S PIZZA RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 31, 2016 12PM

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original recipe for a Homemade Pizza. The crust/dough and pizza sauce must be made with individual ingredients, not purchased pre-prepared. You must provide a photo of the finished pizza with your recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Persons holding or working for someone who holds an alcohol beverage license or permit issued by a federal or state agency may not enter. Family members of the permit holder are also ineligible.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $10,000.
People's Choice Prize: $1,500.
4 Finalist Prizes: Transportation to Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma, CA to prepare recipe for the Cook-off and Judging Party March 25, 2017. Includes lodging and a food stipend during the time in CA.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NOVEMBER 2016


GO BOLD WITH BUTTER 2016 HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original cookie featuring the authentic flavor and texture that only comes from REAL® butter. You must use at least 1/2 cup of real butter. You have the option to add a photo of your cookies, but it's not required.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $3,000.
Second Prize: $1,500.
Third Prize: $750.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: HARVEST FROM SCRATCH RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 2, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Harvest time brings a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables. Send your fall favorites featuring your favorite seasonal produce and using no more than 12 ingredients.
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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RIUNITE ULTIMATE CHILI CHALLENGE – PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL

DEADLINE

November 6, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Riunite is looking for original chili recipes that represent four regions — and that pair perfectly with Riunite Lambrusco. In 500 words or less, submit your best chili recipe. Don't mention any brand names other than Riunite and its National Partner, Pasta Chips®, if you choose to use them. You may add an optional photo of yourself or your chili.
Five finalists from each region will be selected to compete in a cook-off for their region's grand prize. (There isn't a national prize). The regional finals for the Pacific Northwes region will be held in Seattle, Washington on November 20, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

5 Regional Finalist Prizes: 2 upper-level end zone tickets to the pro football game in Seattle, Washington on November 20, 2016 and a $100 pre-paid debit card for required chili ingredients. Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive a $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel, toll and parking expenses. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age (ARV $500).
Regional Winner Prize: $1,000 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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