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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05-25-17   TASTE OF HOME CHICKEN & CHOPS RECIPE CONTEST
05-26-17   POWER CHEF RECIPE CONTEST
05-28-17   SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #MangoRecipes CONTEST
05-29-17   BUBBA BURGER'S "YOUR BURGER TO THE BEACH" 2017 FOOD CHAMP ONLINE RECIPE CONTEST
05-31-17   DOOR COUNTY COFFEE 4TH ANNUAL RECIPE CONTEST
05-31-17   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – MAY 2017
05-31-17   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – MAY 2017
05-31-17   "NOBLE VINES DEEP ROOTS RECIPE" CONTEST
05-31-17   DOUBLE PANEER MOZZERELLA CHEESE PIZZA RECIPE CONTEST 2017
05-31-17   THE 9TH SOY SAUCE RECIPE & STORY CONTEST
05-31-17   BEEF UP FAMILY TIME RECIPE CONTEST
05-31-17   NESTFRESH "THE EGG-CELLENT BAKING CONTEST"

06-04-17   BETTERBUTTER COLOUR ON MY PLATE RECIPE CONTEST – YELLOW COLOURED RECIPES new
06-05-17   2017 "GET WILD WITH WILD RICE" RECIPE CONTEST
06-09-17   COFFEE COCKTAIL RECIPE CONTEST new
06-09-17   TEA COCKTAIL RECIPE CONTEST new
06-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES
06-12-17   INSTRUCTABLES SNACKS CONTEST 2017
06-15-17   SINFUL FOOD RECIPE CONTEST
06-15-17   TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL CHAWAL RECIPES
06-16-17   2017 RICE EXPO RECIPE CONTEST
06-16-17   2017 AMATEUR MUSHROOM COOK-OFF new
06-16-17   HORMEL® CHILI FIREHOUSE CONTEST new
06-19-17   2017 LEGENDARY LENTIL COOK-OFF
06-20-17   APRICOT POWER RECIPE CONTEST
06-30-17   WHITE CASTLE "CRAVE TIME COOK OFF" RECIPE CONTEST

07-01-17   2017 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST
07-10-17   TASTE OF HOME: MODERN COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST
07-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER 2017 HOLIDAY RECIPE CONTEST
07-10-17   INSTRUCTABLES BEFORE AND AFTER CONTEST 2017
07-27-17   TASTE OF HOME: NO-BAKE TREATS RECIPE CONTEST
07-31-17   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 5
07-31-17   SALTSCAPES' 2017 COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST
07-31-17   SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST 2017 new
07-31-17   38th NATIONAL OYSTER COOK-OFF new

08-07-17   NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING COOK-OFF 2017
08-31-17   2017 GNARLY HEAD RIBS RECIPE CONTEST

09-08-17   TASTE OF HOME SUMMER SIDES RECIPE CONTEST new

MAY 2017


TASTE OF HOME CHICKEN & CHOPS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Let's not worry about where the beef is — just submit your best chicken or pork chop dinner recipe for this contest. Any cooking style is acceptable. There's no mention of the standard 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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POWER CHEF RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 26, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Invent and enter an original, delicious, and easy to prepare recipe using at least one fruit/vegetable. The recipe must meet the nutritional guidelines determined by HealthPartners PowerUpkids health initiative, which means any grains used must be whole grains, trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils/fats are not allowed, sugar/sweeteners must be minimal, and any animal protein must be lean cuts. You have the option to add a photo to your entry, but it does not seem to be a requirement.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Wisconsin and Minnesota who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: INSTAPOT® Gift Pack (including an InstaPot®, plus other cooking gear); and winning recipe will be featured by PowerUp/HealthPartners (ARV $150-200); featured recipe has no retail value.
Second and Third Prizes: A PowerUp Gift Pack (including a variety of cooking gear); and winner's recipe will be featured by PowerUp/ HealthPartners (ARV $50-75).
2 Honorable Mention Prizes: A PowerUp Gift Pack (including a variety of cooking gear); and winner's recipe will be featured by PowerUp/HealthPartners (ARV $25-35).
Crowd Pleaser Award: Recipe featured by PowerUp/HealthPartners. Featured recipe has no retail value.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #MangoRecipes CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

For this monthly contest, enter an original recipe fitting the monthly theme, written in stepwise rows. Include a well written description of the recipe, one or more clear corresponding photos, and 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 this month is "Mango Recipes". Enter your best recipe using the #MangoRecipes hashtag in your introduction.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide to all ages.

PRIZES

Prize: A mystery kitchen appliance from Wonderchef.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BUBBA BURGER'S "YOUR BURGER TO THE BEACH" 2017 FOOD CHAMP ONLINE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 29, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Beginning May 19, 2017, enter your most creative Burger recipe made with Bubba Burgers — any of the 15 varieties — as the main protein. Pair them with whatever strikes your fancy and could wow the World Burger Championship judges. 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 2017 Burger Championship, a waived registration fee (ARV $300), and a $500 travel stipend.
4 Runner-up Prizes: A Golden Ticket (qualification) to the 2017 Burger Championship. (No retail value).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DOOR COUNTY COFFEE 4TH ANNUAL RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit any type of recipe made with Door County Coffee. Ground coffee, brewed coffee, flavored coffee or non-flavored coffee — any way that you use Door County Coffee as an ingredient in a recipe qualifies. A short statement about what makes your recipe wonderful is optional, as is a photo (but photos are appreciated so much they get you into a drawing for a extra prize).
This contest is a 2017 World Food Championships Preferred Qualifier.

ELIGIBILITY

No restrictions are given.

PRIZES

First Prize: A 1-Year Door County Coffee Supply of winner's choice including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags, plus two Door County Coffee Stoneware Mugs, two Door County Coffee Stainless Steel Travel Mugs and a travel tote bag.The winner will also be an automatic Preferred Qualifier for the 2017 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, AL in November 2017 with $1300 of fees & travel expenses covered: the registration fee will be covered by Door County Coffee and a stipend to help cover travel expenses will be provided upon arrival at the competition. (Total ARV $1900).
2 Second Prizes: A 3-Month Coffee Supply of winner's choice, including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags (ARV $150).
3 Third Prizes: A 1-Month Coffee Supply of winner's choice, including Full-pot Bags, Single Serve Cups or 10oz bags (ARV $50).
Photo Entry Prize (random): $100 Gift Card for Door County Coffee.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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

DEADLINE

May 31, 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 – MAY 2017

DEADLINE

May 31, 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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"NOBLE VINES DEEP ROOTS RECIPE" CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Just like Noble Vines’ vinestocks go back many years, the best family recipes have stood the test of time and have been passed down from one generation to the next. Submit your "deep roots" recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000 gift card.
First Prize: $1,000 gift card.
3 Runner-up Prizes: $100 gift card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DOUBLE PANEER MOZZERELLA CHEESE PIZZA RECIPE CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Register with the sponsor's online community, then submit your original pizza recipe including homemade or purchased paneer as a key ingredient. Your base may also be purchased or homemade. Avoid artificial colors, MSG (ajino motto/ tasting salt), preservatives, and artificial flavors.

ELIGIBILITY

Open only to citizens of Hyderabad and Secunderaba, India. Entry must be in English.

PRIZES

First Prize: Laopala Dinner Set.
First Runner-up Prize: Mixer Grinder.
Second Runner-up Prize: Milton Casserole Set.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE 9TH SOY SAUCE RECIPE & STORY CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe that uses soy sauce, makes 4 portions, and can be completely prepared in one hour. Accompany your recipe with a photo of the dish, and a postcard-sized piece of paper with either a story, drawing or other expression of memories associated with the recipe.
Your recipe may be based on your country’s cuisine, or it may be an original recipe based on  Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) or other tasty food you have encountered in Japan.

ELIGIBILITY

Must be living in Japan, but not born in Japan. Can be either a naturalized citizen or a foreign citizen living in Japan. Must communicate in English or Japanese. No age restrictions mentioned.

PRIZES

Gold Prize: Plaque and Bonus Prize (¥100,000).
2 Silver Prizes: Plaque and Bonus Prize (¥50,000).
7 Bronze Prizes: Plaque and Bonus Prize (¥30,000).
All Finalists: Travel expenses to the final review and to the award ceremony will be borne by the Association.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BEEF UP FAMILY TIME RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017 5pm ET

DESCRIPTION

Submit a recipe that can be completed in less than 30 minutes, using at least one can of Keystone Meats beef. There are three categories: Lighter Meals; Five Ingredients or Less; and Family Traditions. Photos are optional.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A year’s supply of Keystone Meats and/or comparable Keystone Meats products (ARV $450).
3 Runner-Up Prizes: A Keystone sample pack, consisting of one can each of beef, chicken, and pork, as well as a beef and chicken soup base and beef, chicken, and turkey broths (ARV $70).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NESTFRESH "THE EGG-CELLENT BAKING CONTEST"

DEADLINE

May 31, 2017 6pm ET

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best recipe using any variety of NestFresh eggs as an ingredient. Photos are optional — but because Visual Appeal is one of the judging criteria we recommend that you include a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500 and a year’s worth of NestFresh eggs.
Second Prize: A gift basket of various NestFresh merchandise.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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JUNE 2017


BETTERBUTTER COLOUR ON MY PLATE RECIPE CONTEST – YELLOW COLOURED RECIPES

DEADLINE

June 4, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe that is yellow in colour when served. The rules do not state any particular type of dish this should be. 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

First Prize: Wonderchef Cookware Set (ARV ₹6,500) .
Second Prize: Morphy Richards Hand Blender (ARV ₹2,695) .
Third Prize: Hamilton Beach Pop-Up Toaster (ARV ₹999)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 "GET WILD WITH WILD RICE" RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 5, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original wild rice recipes for the 7th annual wild rice recipe contest. Recipes must use ¼ cup or more of precooked wild rice per serving and 2 or more sponsor products from Crystal Farms®, Gold'n Plump®, Green Giant®, Minnesota Beef Council, Minnesota Pork Board, and the Northern Canola Growers Association®.
You many enter in these categories: Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Entrées, Sides, Desserts. Preference is given to recipes with more than 2 sponsor products and recipes that are easy to demonstrate (recipes requiring stove top/microwave cooking preparation or no heating).

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older, but those under 18 may enter if they have parent/guardian consent.

PRIZES

Finalist Prizes (up to 16): Winners will be credited in the 2017-2018 wild rice recipe brochure and receive 3 pounds of wild rice, a signed copy of the Canola Gourmet cookbook AND winner's choice of: two admission tickets to the Fair OR one wild rice t-shirt and cap OR a signed copy of Saga of the Grain (ARV up to $36).
Grand Prize: A $500 check.
People’s Choice Prize: A $250 check. Chosen from finalists by public vote (one vote per voter).
WFC Qualifier Prize: One finalist will receive a Golden Ticket (qualifier) into the World Food Championship, but participation at the WFC will be at finalist's own expense. A $500 award will be given to the finalist after the WFC event provided: qualifier competes in the World Food Championship; makes at least one dish using wild rice at the championships; provides a picture from the championships; and completes a phone interview about their experience with Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council staff for publication.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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COFFEE COCKTAIL RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 9, 2017 4:45pm ET.

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best cocktail or mocktail recipe containing coffee. The first 21 submissions will be invited to participate in a mix-off at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Iced on June 11, 2017. They will have 15 minutes to prep ingredients, then 90 seconds to mix the drink for the judges. Transportation to the event is the participant's responsibility.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: Contest winner will be rewarded with a prize package to be announced.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEA COCKTAIL RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 9, 2017 4:45pm ET.

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best cocktail or mocktail recipe containing tea. The first 21 submissions will be invited to participate in a mix-off at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Iced on June 11, 2017. They will have 15 minutes to prep ingredients, then 90 seconds to mix the drink for the judges. Transportation to the event is the participant's responsibility.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: Contest winner will be rewarded with a prize package to be announced.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES

DEADLINE

June 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your family's favorite Thanksgiving dinner side dish recipe.
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 November 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES SNACKS CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

June 12, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring homemade snack foods of any type.
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 1-year subscription to Try the World Countries Box and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV US $373)/
3 First Prizes: A 6-month subscription to Try the World Countries Box and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV US $223).
5 Second Prizes: A 3-month subscription to Try the World Countries Box and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV US $130).
15 Third Prizes: A 1 month subscription to Try the World Snacks Box and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV US $44).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SINFUL FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Beginning May 15, submit an original recipe for a main dish or main dish salad. You must use at least 2 tablespoons of any flavor of Sinful Food Olive Oil, and no more than 8 additional ingredients. Include a color photo of the dish with your entry (you do not have to show the Sinful Food product in the photo).

ELIGIBILITY

Open to amateur cooks who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: 6 bottle collection of Sinful Food Olive Oil (flavors consisting of Italian Blend, Jalapeño, Rosemary, Garlic, Basil and Wild Sage), 1 Signature Seasoning Blend and a spot representing Sinful Food at THE WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Chicken category) along with the $300 entry fee paid for by Sinful Food. All other WFC expenses are the responsibility of the competitor. If the grand prize winner opts not to compete at the WFC, the opportunity will go to the runner-up and the winner will receive only the sponsor product portion of the prize.
Runner-Up Prize: 3 Sinful Foods Olive Oils (winner's choice of flavors) along with a Signature Spice Blend.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL CHAWAL RECIPES

DEADLINE

June 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe for a tasty, unusual chawal. Combine ingredients that are easy to buy and make a dessert that is ready within minutes.
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, Chawal (new edition).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 RICE EXPO RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your best recipe featuring rice. Along with ingredients and step-by-step directions, be sure to include the number of servings and the cost per serving. Ten semi-finalists will be invited to bring their dish to the Rice Expo August 4, 2017 for further judging.

ELIGIBILITY

Open only to residents of Arkansas. The prior year's winner may not enter this year's contest.

PRIZES

First Prize: $200.
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100.
Winners must be present at the awards presentation to receive prizes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 AMATEUR MUSHROOM COOK-OFF

DEADLINE

June 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a  recipe that contains as the dominant ingredient any variety or combination of varieties of fresh mushrooms cultivated in Kennett Square, such as button, crimini, portabella, oyster, royal trumpet, maitake, and/or shiitake. The recipe must also feature chicken. Total preparation time may not exceed 1 hour. There is a limit of 12 ingredients total, and salt, pepper and water must be included in the count. Your entry must include a photo of the dish.
Six finalists will be chose to compete in a cook-off on September 9, 2017. Finalists are responsible for their own transportation to Kennett Square, PA, and for obtaining all ingredients except mushrooms. Ovens are not provided at the cookoff, but a double burner heating unit will be provided each finalist.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $500.
Second Prize: $300.
Third Prize: $200.
3 Runner-Up Prize: $100.
2 WFC Qualifier Prizes: 2 finalists will become qualified to participate in the 2017 World Food Championships, competing in the Recipe (Chicken) Category. The qualifiers will be responsible for their own travel, registration fees, and expenses to the World Food Championships.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HORMEL® CHILI FIREHOUSE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original chili recipe, a background story on the chili, and an optional photo if you wish. Recipes do not need to include Hormel® chili. There is a limit of 1500 characters each for the recipe and story portions of the entry.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Must be an active firefighter working at a functioning station.

PRIZES

3 Finalist Prizes: Six 108 oz. cans of Hormel® Chili per month for 12 months and a trip for 2 to New York, NY to attend and participate in the chili Cook-Off. Trip includes airfare and lodging.
Grand Prize: Winner receives a Finalist prize and winner’s fire station will be issued a $10,000 check (ARV $13,000)
First Prize: Winner receives a Finalist prize and winner’s fire station will be issued a $2,500 check (ARV $5,500).
Second Prize: Winner receives a Finalist prize and winner’s fire station will be issued a $2,500 check (ARV $5,500).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 LEGENDARY LENTIL COOK-OFF

DEADLINE

June 19, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your unique recipes containing at least ½ cup raw USA lentils, 1 cup cooked USA lentils, and/or 1 cup lentil flour along with a corresponding photo of the dish. You must be able to complete cooking of the recipe in 2 hours. Do not use more than 15 ingredients, not including salt, pepper or an oiled pan in the count.
This year is the 29th Annual National Lentil Festival. Five finalists will be invited to come to Pullman, WA to compete in a cook-off and enjoy the Festival August 18-19, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY

Must be age 21 or older. No residency restrictions are stated.

PRIZES

 Finalist Prizes: Official National Lentil Festival aprons; honored guest status at the Lentil Festival, including the Lentil Pancake Breakfast; $50 for purchasing ingredients for the cook-off; and hotel accommodations for 2 nights and airfare reimbursement (within continental US only), if needed. Finalists must arrange their own travel arrangements.
Grand Prize: A chef’s hat for "lentil lovers" and $2,000.
Second Prize: $1000.
Third Prize: $500.
People's Choice Prize: $100.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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APRICOT POWER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 20, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Request a sample of Apricot Power's SuperFood Mix, telling them your idea for using it. Then create and submit a recipe in one of these three categories: Blended Drinks, Baked Goods, and Most Creative Recipe. If you post the recipe with a photo or video to the sponsor's Facebook page and follow them on social media, you will be entered into a bonus drawing. Ten finalists will be asked to submit a video of themselves preparing the recipe during the judging process.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC. Anyone under 18 years of age may enter with verified parental or guardian permission.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500 in cash and a $500 gift Apricot Power gift card;
3 First Prizes (1/category): $250 in cash and a $200 Apricot Power gift card.
3 Second Prizes (1/category): $150 in cash and a $100 Apricot Power gift card.
3 Third Prizes (1/category): $75 in cash and a $75 Apricot Power gift card.
Bonus Drawing Prize (random). $500 Apricot Power gift card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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WHITE CASTLE "CRAVE TIME COOK OFF" RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter an original recipe containing at least 6 White Castle Sliders as an ingredient. You may use Plain, Cheese or Jalapeno Sliders, and must incorporate all the meat, onion, and buns – pickles and cheese are optional. Include a photo of your dish with your recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A trip n Autumn 2017 for winner and one guest to Columbus, Ohio to visit White Castle headquarters, the White Castle test kitchen, and attend one cooking class. Trip includes round-trip airfare (or rmileage reimbursement winner resides less than 200 miles from Columbus, OH); hotel room accommodations and meals in Columbus, Ohio (max trip ARV $2,140). Winner will also receive  some White Castle swag (ARV $100); and if the grand prize winner lives near a Castle, he or she will receive a free Crave Case of Original Sliders every month for a year; if winner does not live near a Castle, certificates frozen Sliders will be substituted (ARV $260; total ARV $2500 max).
First and Second Prizes:  Coupons and/or certificates for $130 worth of Sliders (frozen and/or restaurant); and White Castle swag (ARV $170).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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JULY 2017


2017 BELLA SUN LUCI RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

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

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: MODERN COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

How do you put a modern spin on your favorite feel-good food? Enter your original recipes for any meal of the day, including beverages. Aim to have no more than 12 ingredients in your entries.
Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER 2017 HOLIDAY RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best original holiday dishes. The two recipe categories are Savory Dish and Sweet Dish.
Texas Co-op Power contests are held monthly. Each month has its own theme and prize.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

4 Category Prizes (2/category): $500.
Grand Prize: $3000.
Winning recipes will be published in the December 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES BEFORE AND AFTER CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

July 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

How do you restore, reinvent, reuse, or repurpose items in your environment? Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring a before-and-after transformation. The first prizes in this contest will be awarded on a category-specific basis. There will be one winner for each of the following categories: Tech, Workshop, Home, Craft, Play, Outside, and Food.
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: Grand Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $455 USD).
7 First Prizes: Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $225 USD).
10 Second Prizes: Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $85 USD).
15 Runner-up Prizes: an Instructables prize pack includinng a robot t-shirt (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: NO-BAKE TREATS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 27, 2017

DESCRIPTION

What sweet treats do you make when you don't want to use your oven? Enter your best original shortcut desserts that keep your kitchen cooler by skipping baking. There's no mention of the standard 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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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 5

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the fifth 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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SALTSCAPES' 2017 COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your recipes into one of two categories:
  • Pizza — any type, any meal
  • Beets — anything from appetizer to dessert
Attribute any modified recipes to their original source. Give the story of your recipe and tell how your recipe is connected to the East Coast of Canada.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who are age 19 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Bosch 500 Series stainless steel dishwasher, Model SHP65T55UC (ARV $1649 CDN).
First Prize (Pizza Category): $500 gift card (courtesy of Balderson cheese).
First Prize (Beets Category): $500 gift card (courtesy of Bernardin).
Second Prize (Pizza Category): $125 gift basket (courtesy of Balderson cheese).
Second Prize (Beets Category): $125 gift card (courtesy of Bernardin).
Honourable Mention: $100 gift bag of egg cookware courtesy of Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia.
PLUS Sobeys gift certificates and prize packages from Saltscapes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a burger recipe, expressed in 600 words or less. A "burger" is defined as a grilled patty formed of ground meat or other ground foods, and served on a bread product or alternative wrappings such as lettuce. It may include condiments and toppings, all in or on the bread product/alternative wrapping. No side dishes or garnishes are allowed. Size your recipe to make 6 burgers, or either 12 or 18 sliders. Recipes must be able to be completely prepared in 60 minutes or less.
You must choose one of the sponsor's wines as a pairing for your burger. Cooking tips and photos are optional. Previous non-winning entries to this contest may be updated and resubmitted.
Entries will be divided into 5 regions. Four semi-finalists per region will participate in a regional cook-off. The winner in each region will participate in the final cook-off.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Previous finalists and winners are not eligible to participate.
Any person who holds directly (or is employed by a holder of) an alcohol beverage license or permit issued by a federal, state, county or local agency, and all family members of such person, are not eligible to enter.

PRIZES

20 Semi-Finalist Prizes (4/region): 2 professional baseball game tickets in Regional Semi-Finalist Cook-Off city and one $200 pre-paid debit card for required burger ingredients. Semi-Finalists living within 300 miles of the Cook-Off city will receive a $200 pre-paid debit card for transportation costs; those living more than 300 miles from the Cook-Off city will receive airfare for 2 to the Cook-Off city and 1 night hotel accommodations (ARV $1,000).
5 National Finalist Prizes (1/region): Trip October 4-6, 2017 for finalist and guest to attend the Finalist Cook-off. Includes 2 nights hotel accommodations in St. Helena, CA; airfare to a Bay Area Airport (SMF, SFO or OAK); entry to a welcome reception and dinner on Wednesday, October 4, 2017; breakfast daily, reimbursement of rental car for duration of 2 night stay in St. Helena, CA; ground transportation to and from all sponsored activities; and one $200 pre-paid debit card to be used for dinner on Thursday, October 5, 2017 (ARV $3,500).
Grand Prize: $25,000 cash.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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38th NATIONAL OYSTER COOK-OFF

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your recipes that feature fresh oysters. Recipe must use a minimum of 1 pint of oysters or 1 dozen fresh oysters in the shell, and prep and cooking time should total no more than 1 hour. 3 finalists per category will participate in a cook-off October 21, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD.
There are 3 categories:
   • Hors d'oeuvres
   • Soups & Stews
   • Main Dishes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all, but you must provide your own transportation to the cook-off if you are a finalist.

PRIZES

9 Finalist Prizes: Lodging and a reception will be provided the night before the cook-off. Transportation to the event, cooking utensils and ingredients (except oysters) are the finalists' responsibility.
3 First Prizes (1/category): $300.
3 Second Prizes (1/category): $200.
3 Third Prizes (1/category): $150.
Grand Prize: $1,000 in addition to the winner's First Prize.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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AUGUST 2017


NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING COOK-OFF 2017

DEADLINE

August 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your unique recipe for banana pudding. It should be sized to produce a 2-quart pudding. Recipes using a microwave oven will not be considered.
Ten finalists will compete at the Cook-Off in Centerville, TN on October 7, 2017. Finalists will be required to make two 2-quart puddings — one in a dish of their own choosing (to be judged) and one in a provided stoneware "Puddin' Pot" (for a fund-raising auction). Transportation is the responsibility of the finalists, as are all groceries and kitchen equipment (except a stove) needed by the finalists for recipe preparation at the festival.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. Previous Legendary Lentil Cook-off contest winners (first, second and third place) are ineligible to enter for three full years (e.g. the winners of the 2017 Cook-off will not be eligible to enter until the call for recipes for the 2021 Cook-off).

PRIZES

First Prize: $2,000 (cash).
Second Prize: $500 (cash).
Third Prize: $100 (cash).
10 Finalist Prizes: Lodging for October 6, 2017 is provided.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 GNARLY HEAD RIBS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

August 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your most creative savory pork ribs recipe — "Bold, with a hint of Gnarly."  Be precise in all your measurements. Also, suggest an appropriate wine pairing for the dish. You have the option to include a photo.
This is the 9th annual Gnarly Head Ribs Recipe Contest.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SEPTEMBER 2017


TASTE OF HOME SUMMER SIDES RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 8, 2017

DESCRIPTION

What's your best summer potluck side dish? Enter your salads, slow cooker dishes, or grilled sides with a summer theme. 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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