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!        MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 ONLINE VIDEO CALL

09-22-17   MAKE IT MINDFUL new
09-23-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: MIAMI
09-24-17   2017 GLORIA FERRER GLORIOUS BITES APPETIZER CHALLENGE
09-24-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: NEW YORK
09-24-17   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: 5 VEGGIES PART II
09-24-17   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: THE SPICE TRAIL extended
09-25-17   INSTRUCTABLES OUTDOOR COOKING CONTEST 2017
09-25-17   NUTBERRY PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST new
09-28-17   TASTE OF HOME: FRESH FROM THE GARDEN RECIPE CONTEST
09-28-17   HOME TOWN COOK'N RECIPE CONTEST
09-30-17   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – SEPTEMBER 2017
09-30-17   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – SEPTEMBER 2017

10-01-17   JULES THIN CRUST 2017 CUSTOMER PIE CONTEST new
10-02-17   INSTRUCTABLES OUTSIDE CONTEST 2017
10-02-17   INSTRUCTABLES GIFs CHALLENGE 2017 new
10-07-17   TARLA DALAL: RECIPES THAT CAN BE STORED (FREEZER RECIPES) new
10-09-17   INSTRUCTABLES LAZY LIFE CHALLENGE 2017 new
10-09-17   INSTRUCTABLES SOLAR CONTEST 2017 new
10-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER — LUCK OF THE IRISH: POTATOES
10-21-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: HOUSTON
10-21-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: PHILADELPHIA
10-28-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: LAS VEGAS
10-28-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: NASHVILLE
10-31-17   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 6
10-31-17   2017 RECIPE CATTLE CALL CONTEST – 3
10-31-17   KRETSCHMAR NAPA VALLEY RECIPE CONTEST new

11-03-17   COAST PACKING COMPANY'S #LARDLOVERS RECIPE CONTEST new
11-04-17   MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: LOS ANGELES
11-06-17   INSTRUCTABLES TEACHERS CONTEST 2017 new
11-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER — BREAKFAST PASTRIES
11-16-17   TASTE OF HOME: BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPERS RECIPE CONTEST

12-05-17   THE MAPLE GUILD'S MAPLE IT CONTEST new
12-08-17   TASTE OF HOME: SLOW COOKER AROUND THE WORLD RECIPE CONTEST

ASAP!


MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: ONLINE VIDEO CALL

DEADLINE

ASAP! (no later than November 4, 2017)

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! If you can't make any of the multiple open casting calls, create a video in which you introduce yourself and make an plate a signature dish. Download and complete the application form, and send it in with your video. Your clothing should be logo-free.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SEPTEMBER 2017


MAKE IT MINDFUL

DEADLINE

September 22, 2017 4:59pm

DESCRIPTION

Use the app on the sponsor's website to select 8 ingredients/toppings from the provided list to compose a tasty soup recipe. Complete your entry with a short statement (up to 200 words) giving the story behind your soup and why you want the sponsor to Make It Mindful.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A Sodexo gift card​ for 1 year of free lunches (determined as: $10 USD per day X 5 days X 50 weeks = $2,500 USD).
3 Finalist Prizes (remaining finalists): A Sodexo gift card​ for 1 month of free lunches (determined as $10 USD per day X 5 days X 4 weeks = $200 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: MIAMI

DEADLINE

September 23, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Phoenix, AZ area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 GLORIA FERRER GLORIOUS BITES APPETIZER CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

September 24, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your signature recipe for an original appetizer that pairs gloriously with Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut. Make it sound great, look beautiful, and taste wonderful! The recipe must be written in 500 words or less. Photos are optional and will not be judged.
Four semifinalists in each of three regions will compete in cook-offs in October 2017 for the chance to continue on to a national cook-off.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

12 Round 1 Prizes: A $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients for the regional cook-off. Also, winner will receive a debit cart to defray travel and lodging expenses for Regional Cook-Off, in the amount of $200 if semifinalist lives 200 miles or less from the event, or $500 if they are traveling over 200 miles to attend (ARV $300 or $600).
3 Round 2 Prizes: A $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients for the national cook-off, and 1 night hotel accommodations for winner and 1 guest. If winner lives within 200 miles from the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, winner 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 and toll expenses; otherwise winner receives airfare for 2 to a major international airport in Northern California (ARV $700 - $2,700).
Grand Prize: $5,000 cash, awarded as a check payable to the winner.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: NEW YORK

DEADLINE

September 24, 2017 5PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the New York, NY area on September 23 & 24. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: 5 VEGGIES Part II

DEADLINE

September 24, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best recipe with any one of these vegetables as an ingredient: Mushrooms, French beans, Peas, Bottle gourd, or Capsicum/bell peppers. Include one or more corresponding original photograph(s) of your dish. 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

5 Prizes: Usha Dry Spice Masala and Coffee Grinder (ARV ₹ 2,195).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: THE SPICE TRAIL

DEADLINE

September 24, 2017 (Extended from September 17, 2017)

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best recipe featuring a SPRIG gourmet spice blend as an ingredient. Include one or more corresponding original photograph(s) of your dish. If the recipe was inspired by a published one, please give your source of inspiration.
Please only enter this contest if you have received a SPRIG Gourmet Spice Blend and are a registered participant.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

3 Prizes: SPRIG Gift Hamper containing 7 products.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES OUTDOOR COOKING CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

September 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring ways you cook outside without fancy kitchen appliances.
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: 10 Quart Deep Camp Dutch Oven; Cast Iron Sportsman's Grill; 43.5 inch Camp Tripod; Lodge Seasoning Spray; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $350 USD).
3 First Prizes: 10 Quart Deep Camp Dutch Oven; 43.5 inch Camp Tripod; Lodge Seasoning Spray; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $195 USD).
5 Second Prizes: 5 Quart Deep Camp Dutch Oven; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $111 USD).
10 Third Prizes: 4 Quart Camp Dutch Oven and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $95 USD).
15 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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NUTBERRY PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your breakfast recipe featuring peanut butter as the main ingredient, and a good description of the dish. The recipe should not take more than 45 minutes to prepare. Include at least one good photo of the dish and additional photos showing the preparation steps.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of India of all ages.

PRIZES

First Prize: Provided by Nutberry peanut butter (ARV ₹ 2000).
Second Prize: Provided by Nutberry peanut butter (ARV ₹ 1000).
Third Prize: Provided by Nutberry peanut butter (ARV ₹ 500).
There will also be 3 consolation prizes. No further details are available.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: FRESH FROM THE GARDEN RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your innovative recipes that feature this year's crop of fresh garden veggies and fruits. All kinds of dishes are eligible. There's no mention of the common Taste of Home 12-ingredient limit in this contest.
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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HOME TOWN COOK'N RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 28, 2017 5PM

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best Thanksgiving recipes in one of these four categories: Soups; Vegetable dishes; Cakes and cobblers; or Non-turkey entrees. You have the option to include a photo, but it isn't required nor does it affect the judging. 

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Choice of a trip or cash option, as described below.
   • Trip Option: A 4-day, 3-night prize package for 2 to New York City, New York, New Orleans, Louisiana or Napa Valley, California. Includes round-trip air transportation; lodging at a four-star property: a Culinary Food Tour for the winner and the guest; and a $200 debit card to use for additional expenses (Total ARV $2,999).
    Cash Option: $1,000, awarded as a check.
4 Category Prizes (1/category): $500.00 American Express gift card.
All entrants receive a free one-month premium membership to Cook’n (a recipe software which allows you to manage your favorite recipes) and a free digital Cookbook. Winning recipes will be featured in GateHouse Media publications.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – SEPTEMBER 2017

DEADLINE

September 30, 2017

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 – SEPTEMBER 2017

DEADLINE

September 30, 2017

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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OCTOBER 2017


JULES THIN CRUST 2017 CUSTOMER PIE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your idea for the next Jules Thin Crust pizza recipe. There is no restriction on ingredients — you can even include ones not currently on the Jules menu.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States. There are no age limits.

PRIZES

Prize: $1,000 Jules gift card PLUS your pie featured on the Jules Thin Crust menu (or, if winner is on the East Cost, winner can opt for a food truck party with friends).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES OUTSIDE CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

October 2, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something you do outside. Camp Cooking might be a good area for you contest cooks to focus on, but there are many non-food outdoor projects you could consider.
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: THE BEACH LT Kayak; Oru Paddle; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1425 USD).
Judges' Prize: HOMESTEAD DOMEY 3 ; BIoLite Campstove 2 Bundle; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
3 First Prizes: HOMESTEAD DOMEY 3; BioLite PowerLight Bundle; Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $435.00 USD).
5 Second Prizes: BioLite Campstove 2 with Flexlight; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $145 USD).
10 Third Prizes: BioLite SiteLight XL; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $55 USD).
15 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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INSTRUCTABLES GIFs CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

October 2, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable showing off a part of your Instructable's documentation in GIF form.  The Instructable can be for any type of project as long as you  feature a GIF.
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 and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1025 USD).
15 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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TARLA DALAL: RECIPES THAT CAN BE STORED (FREEZER RECIPES)

DEADLINE

October 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe for a recipe that can be stored in a freezer, making it last at least 15 days.
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, Iron Rich Recipes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES LAZY LIFE CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

October 9, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something that helps you take it easy and be lazy. In the food arena, this could include prep shortcuts, premaking meals, etc., but there are many non-food outdoor projects you could consider.
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 and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1025 USD).
15 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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INSTRUCTABLES SOLAR CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

October 9, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something you do with solar power. Perhaps you have a solar cooking or dehydrating recipe to share? There are many non-food outdoor projects you could consider.
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 BioLite Energy Bundle; a BioLite CookStove Bundle; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt (ARV $505 USD).
3 First Prizes: A BLXL Solar Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt (ARV $225 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A PowerLight Bundle and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt (ARV $105 USD).
20 Runner-up Prizes: A SiteLight XL and an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt (ARV $55 USD). 

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER — LUCK OF THE IRISH: POTATOES

DEADLINE

October 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Potatoes are endlessly versatile and nearly everyone loves them. Enter your favorite recipe containing this comforting starchy staple.
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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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: HOUSTON

DEADLINE

October 21, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Houston, TX area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: PHILADELPHIA

DEADLINE

October 21, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Philadelphia, PA area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: LAS VEGAS

DEADLINE

October 28, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Las Vegas, NV area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: NASHVILLE

DEADLINE

October 28, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Nashville, TN area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 RECIPE CATTLE CALL CONTEST – 3

DEADLINE

October 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo of your original recipe that uses Maple Hill Creamery dairy products. Any type of recipe is eligible. If submitting via one of the social media options, include the hashtag #RecipeCattleCall and tag Maple Hill Creamery in your photo.
This contest is one of a series of ongoing quarterly contests, and non-winning entries carry over to subsequent months for up to one year. Three finalists per quarter will be asked to submit the full recipe for their entry for further judging.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Monthly Prize: A package of Maple Hill Creamery 100% grass-fed products (ARV $20-$80 USD, depending on what product the winner chooses).
Winning recipe will be photographed by the sponsor's professional food photographer and featured on Maple Hill Creamery’s website, social media, blog, and newsletter, with the option of a profile of the winner.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KRETSCHMAR NAPA VALLEY RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a original sandwich recipe using Kretschmar Premium Deli Meats & Cheese product(s), and photograph it. Upload the photo to the contest website with the recipe, or to Twitter or Instagram with a description and the hashtags #KretschmarNapa and #Contest. If using social media, be sure your post is publicly viewable.
Entry into this contest will also enter you into an associated sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A trip for 4 to San Francisco, CA. Trip package includes round trip air transportation to San Francisco, CA; 3 nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, quad occupancy); a $800 allowance for full-size rental car for length of stay; $1,600 spending money; $1,400 Culinary Institute of America gift card that can be used for a 1 day cooking class on a Saturday; and travel agent services. Must travel prior to December 31, 2018. TAX GROSS UP PAYMENT: Sponsor will also provide winner a single cash payment of $4,200 in the form of a corporate check, to assist the winner with any  tax obligations related to the Grand Prize.(Total ARV $13,800).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NOVEMBER 2017


COAST PACKING COMPANY'S #LARDLOVERS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 3, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best original recipe containing lard as an ingredient. You may enter it in the Savory or Sweet category. Include a corresponding photo of the dish.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

2 First Prizes (1/category): KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt Stand Mixer (ARV $450).
2 Second Prizes (1/category): Le Creuset Stoneware 6-piece Heritage Bakeware Set (ARV $200).
2 Third Prizes (1/category): Gotham Steel Titanium Ceramic 9.5” Non-Stick Copper Deep Square Frying & Cooking Pan (ARV $50).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MASTERCHEF SEASON 9 OPEN CASTING CALL: LOS ANGELES

DEADLINE

November 4, 2017 6PM

DESCRIPTION

Always dreamed of being a cooking star? Apply to compete on Masterchef Season 9! There are multiple open casting calls, and this one will be held in the Los Angeles, CA area on the date listed as the deadline. Complete a pre-registration form, and begin practicing a dish to impress the judges. Download and complete the application form, and bring it with your dish (and all you need to plate it) on the day of the open call. Arrive early, and be prepared to wait. Your clothing should be logo-free.
If you can't make it to any of the open calls, see the listing for the Online Video Call and apply that way.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Historically, prizes have included $250,000 and a MasterChef trophy. Other items may be added.
Contestant Prizes: The opportunity to compete on Masterchef Season 9. Trip expenses are normally covered.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES TEACHERS CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

November 6, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something that can be an asset to other educators in the classroom. Presumably food-based teaching modules would qualify, as well as non-food related Instructables.
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. NOTE: This contest is open to teachers only but the age restrictions remain the same.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: An Afterschool Maker Program Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
Judges' Prize: An Afterschool Maker Program Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
3 First Prizes: A Classroom Motorized ArtBot Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $125 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A Classroom Paper Circuit Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $75 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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TEXAS CO-OP POWER — BREAKFAST PASTRIES

DEADLINE

November 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Breakfast is always special when you have a warm-from-the-oven breakfast pastry like a muffin, biscuit, or scone. Send in your favorite recipe to make one of these breakfast specialties.
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 April 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPERS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your clever recipes with the minimum of ingredients that make getting dinner on the table on a school night easier. What main dish can you make with five ingredients or less? Do you toss it in the slow cooker, or have another way to get it on the table easily?
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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DECEMBER 2017


THE MAPLE GUILD'S MAPLE IT CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 5, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a maple-infused recipe that fits one of these three categories: Barbecue; Beverages (containing liquor); and Baked Goods. You have the option to attach a photo or video — or to enter a link to a blog where you have posted the recipe.
If entering via an Instagram or Facebook post, tag @themapleguild, and use the hashtag #MapleItContest as well as the hashtag of these three corresponding to your category:  #MapleItBBQ, #MapleItLiquor, or #MapleItBaked.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. If you are entering a recipe containing alcohol, you should be 21 or older. (Age is mentioned under "Winner Notification" in the rules.)

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A one year supply (in quarterly shipments) of The Maple Guild maple products and a version of the winner's recipe will be printed in a future maple recipe book produced by The Maple Guild.
3 Category Prizes (1/category): A "Foodie" prize to be determined by each category’s sponsoring partner.
All entrants will receive a "Buy One Get One 50% off" coupon code for products available on MapleGuild.com.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: SLOW COOKER AROUND THE WORLD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 8, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your slow cooker dishes with a global theme. Make it a stay-cation with easy international tastes! There's no mention of the common Taste of Home 12-ingredient limit in this contest.
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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