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!        CASTING CALL: "THE F WORD" new

02-24-17   2017 INCREDIBLY GOOD EGGS RECIPE CONTEST
02-24-17   MISSISSIPPI SEAFOOD RECIPE CONTEST
02-24-17   FRUITS FROM CHILE BRUNCH RECIPE CONTEST
02-25-17   MANJULA'S KITCHEN 2017 FEBRUARY CONTEST: HEALTHY APPETIZER
02-26-17   BETTERBUTTER 'A ROMANTIC DISH IN UNDER AN HOUR' CONTEST
02-26-17   CNY 2017 – 8 new
02-27-17   INSTRUCTABLES VALENTINE'S DAY CHALLENGE 2017
02-27-17   TAKE AVOCADO TO HEART RECIPE CONTEST
02-28-17   YOUR COFFEE–YOUR WAY RECIPE CONTEST
02-28-17   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2017
02-28-17   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – FEBRUARY
02-28-17   RECIPE CATTLE CALL CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2017
02-28-17   2017 MIRACLE NOODLE RECIPE CONTEST
02-28-17   CREATE COOKING CHALLENGE 2017
02-28-17   TASTE THE MIGHTY CONCORD RECIPE CONTEST
02-28-17   FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH DATES
02-28-17   SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #ValentineSweet CONTEST

03-01-17   TARLA DALAL: BAKED STARTERS
03-01-17   ÁLARITA'S ÁLARRIFIC RECIPE CONTEST new
03-01-17   BETTERBUTTER TRADITIONAL INDIAN BREADS RECIPE CONTEST new
03-02-17   AMERICA'S SLOWEST RECIPES new
03-04-17   BCPMA FRESH CONTEST new
03-07-17   USERFARM/NUTELLA: SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS JOY! new
03-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SOME LIKE IT HOT new
03-10-17   KENTUCKY MONTHLY 2017 READER RECIPE CONTEST new
03-17-17   2016-17 ELDERBERRY APPLE SHOTS DRINK & FOOD RECIPE CONTEST
03-19-17   LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR® THE PITCH CONTEST
03-20-17   TASTE OF HOME COOKIES RECIPE CONTEST
03-20-17   INSTRUCTABLES BREAD CHALLENGE 2017 new
03-30-17   HEALTHY SOLUTIONS SPICE BLENDS 2017 RECIPE CHALLENGE new
03-31-17   GLAD RECIPE COMPETITION new

04-10-17   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: TAILGATING FAVORITES new
04-16-17   2017 ANNUAL SWEETSTACKS RECIPE CONTEST
04-16-17   INTERNATIONAL BISCUIT FESTIVAL 2017 BISCUIT BAKING CONTEST
04-30-17   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 4 new

05-01-17   MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2018 new
05-01-17   2017 GREAT GARLIC COOK-OFF new
05-05-17   TASTE OF HOME BIG BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST new
05-12-17   RISE, SIZZLE AND SHINE BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST – 2017 new
05-25-17   TASTE OF HOME CHICKEN & CHOPS RECIPE CONTEST new

ASAP!


CASTING CALL: "THE F WORD"

DEADLINE

As Soon As Possible, but no later than mid-May, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Do you and your family or friends love to cook, and function well as a team? Gather a team of 4 people and apply to compete in an all-new television series. Find out if your skills are the best!
Complete an application online, answering all questions and uploading personal and group photos.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Finalists: Will receive travel & accommodations necessary to participate in the filming of the show.
Grand Prize: A "big cash prize."

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FEBRUARY 2017


2017 INCREDIBLY GOOD EGGS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 24, 2017 (to be received by 5pm via postal mail)

DESCRIPTION

Create an original, delicious egg recipe containing at least 4 eggs, in the form of whole eggs, yolks, or whites. The eggs must be cooked. Recipes may be for appetizers, drinks, breakfast entrees, main dishes, side dishes, snacks, desserts, etc.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Iowa. May not be professional (earning money for preparing food or recipe development). The two divisions are Adults 19+ and students enrolled in grades 6-12.

PRIZES

2 First Prizes (1/division): $350.
2 Second Prizes (1/division): $250.
2 Third Prizes (1/division): $150.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MISSISSIPPI SEAFOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 24, 2017 5pm CT

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original recipes featuring some type of Gulf seafood, whether shrimp, crab, oysters or finfish. Your recipe should fit one of these categories: Appetizers, Soups, Side Dishes and Main Dishes. Optionally, you may add a photo of the prepared dish and/or a story that relates to the recipe.

ELIGIBILITY

There are no restrictions on who may enter.

PRIZES

Winners in this contest will have their recipes used (with credit given) in the updated version of the Mississippi Seafood cookbook. The cookbook is widely distributed, so it will get your name out there — and it's free, so be sure to request a copy!

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FRUITS FROM CHILE BRUNCH RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 24, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create an original brunch recipe featuring at least one cup of peaches, plums, nectarines and/or grapes from Fruits from Chile. Post the recipe to your blog with at least 2 high quality photos, including a disclosure statement, and link to the Fruits from Chile and 80 Twenty Nutrition. Submit the recipe directly to the sponsor as well, then share your recipe on social media using the hashtags #ChileBrunch and #AD or Sponsored (follow the the WOMMA Code of Conduct). Sign up for the Facebook Live event to see the winning recipe demonstrated.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who are age 18 or older and have a food or nutrition blog.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A $750 Gift Card from Williams Sonoma (and bragging rights).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MANJULA'S KITCHEN 2017 FEBRUARY CONTEST: HEALTHY APPETIZER

DEADLINE

February 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a creative recipe for a Healthy Appetizer that is healthy, vegetarian, and eggless. Include an original photo of the the prepared dish.
It looks like the sponsor is planning to reinstitute their monthly competitions after several years' hiatus.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all, worldwide.

PRIZES

First Prize: $150 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
2 Runner-up Prizes: $75 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER 'A ROMANTIC DISH IN UNDER AN HOUR' CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 26, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original recipe for a romantic dish, whether sweet or savory, that can be prepared in under an hour. Photograph it, and upload your photo(s) and recipe. You may take inspiration from others' work, but plagiarized recipes/photos will be removed.

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: A Rena Germany products hamper (ARV ₹ 4,000) .

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER 'A ROMANTIC DISH IN UNDER AN HOUR' CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 26, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original recipe for a romantic dish, whether sweet or savory, that can be prepared in under an hour. Photograph it, and upload your photo(s) and recipe. You may take inspiration from others' work, but plagiarized recipes/photos will be removed.

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: A hamper of Rena Germany products (ARV ₹ 4,000) .

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CNY 2017 – 8

DEADLINE

February 26, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Purchase any 2 or more eligible Oriental Merchant products in a single transaction from any stocking retailer nationally during the Promotional Period, and retain your proof of purchase and product barcodes until winners are announced. Participating brands imported by Oriental Merchant are Lee Kum Kee, ABC, Squid Brand Fish Sauce, TCC, Valcom, Yeo’s, Yoosh and Lingham’s.
Create an original oriental dish in one of 5 categories: Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese, and photograph it. Submit your recipe and photo as your entry.
This is the last entry period of eight weekly entry periods, with both weekly prizes and overall prizes. Non-winning weekly entries do not roll over to subsequent weekly competitions, but are considered in the overall judging.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

8 Weekly Prizes (1/week):  $300 AUD dining voucher for an Asian restaurant of the Promoter’s choice.
5 Wok of Fame Prizes (1/category, over entire contest): 1-year subscription to Taste Magazine (ARV $40 AUD).
Grand Prize: A trip to Thailand for 4 adults. Includes return economy airfares to Bangkok, Thailand; 5 days/4 nights at a minimum 4-star hotel in Bangkok, Thailand; selected transfers during the trip; a private authentic cooking class; q private local market tour and tailored culinary tour; and the prize winner will also be joined during the tour by an editor from Taste.com.au. The winner and their winning dish recipe will be featured in Taste Magazine, and will be expertly styled and photographed (Total ARV $29,430 AUD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES VALENTINE'S DAY CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

February 27, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows off your food, decorations, handmade gifts, or anything else you're making for Valentine's Day.
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

3 First Prizes: A set of two Long Distance Touch Lamps, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or mug (ARV $175 USD).
25 Runner-up Prizes: A heart headphone splitter; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or mug (ARV $31 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TAKE AVOCADO TO HEART RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 27, 2017 8pm CT

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original heart-healthy recipe that incorporates at least one avocado. The recipe must align with the American Heart Association’s nutrition criteria. Photos are optional.
There are three categories: Appetizer/Snack; Entrée, and Dessert/Smoothie.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

3 First Prizes (1/category): $1,000 Visa gift card.
3 Second Prizes (1/category): $500 Visa gift card.
3 Third Prizes (1/category): $250 Visa gift card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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YOUR COFFEE–YOUR WAY RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create your own special blend of coffee using the contest app to select ingredients and their amounts. Give the recipe a name and submit it!

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, MI, NH, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, WV or WI who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Free coffee for a year at Speedway, in the form of a $639 Food & Merchandise Gift Card.
All participants who supply a valid Speedy Rewards account number during the entry process will receive 1 free coffee at Speedway.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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

DEADLINE

February 28, 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 – FEBRUARY 2017

DEADLINE

February 28, 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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RECIPE CATTLE CALL CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2017

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017 9am ET

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 monthly contests, and non-winning entries carry over to subsequent months, although any monthly themes may vary. Three finalists per month 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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2017 MIRACLE NOODLE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your awesome original recipe made with any Miracle Noodle product. Your recipe may be for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, beverages or snack. Include a photo of your completed dish with the Miracle Noodle packaging also visible. 

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $200 Visa gift card, sample of all Miracle Noodle Products, Miracle Noodle apron & Tee Shirt, winning recipe shared on Miracle Noodle social media outlets, web site and winner will become a Miracle Noodle Ambassador.
Runner-up Prize: Miracle Noodle 6-pack mini sampler, Tee Shirt, winning recipe shared on Miracle Noodle social media outlets, web site and winner will become a Miracle Noodle Ambassador.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CREATE COOKING CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Want to host your own web TV series? Create a two-minute audition video sharing a culinary tip, recipe, project, or idea. Show off your skill and enthusiasm, "teaching" your audience. Don't show any product brand names — pre-measuring the product into a container or measuring cup is better. Don't add any music to your video.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $4,000 and production equipment (ARV ~$1,000) to finance and produce the completion of a Web series of 10 or more additional episodes, each 2 minutes in length, to appear on CreateTV.com.
Second Prize:  $1,000 and production equipment (ARV ~$1,000) for the completion of a short Web series of 3 additional episodes, each 2 minutes in length, to appear on CreateTV.com.
5 Third Prizes: A "basket" of Create-branded goods (ARV $150).
Fourth Prize: A signed cookbook from one of Create’s Culinary Hosts and a Create-branded, host-signed apron (ARV $100).
10 Fifth Prizes: Winner's own Create-branded apron (ARV $25).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE THE MIGHTY CONCORD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a recipe featuring Welch's 100% Grape Juice that meets the American Heart Association’s® Heart-Check Recipe Nutrition Requirements. There's a list of ingredients to avoid on the contest page that you should check. Post the recipe to your blog following the required format. Include a disclosure statement, at least one of the four key statements provided, and a photo (recommended but not required), and use the provided InLinkz code to hook up with the other recipe entries.
If you go on to promote your blog post on social media, use the hashtag #TastetheMightyConcord for contest promotion and #AD or #Sponsored for proper disclosure.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older and who have a blog containing food and nutrition content.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A $500 Visa gift card.
Runner-Up Prize: A $250 Visa gift card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOOD52: YOUR BEST RECIPE WITH DATES

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017 6pm

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best recipes featuring dates — especially the savory recipes. Recipes for sweets will also be considered.
Photos are always appreciated in this contest series, but aren't essential. Recipes previously uploaded to the Food52 website may be entered in the contest.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: $500 credit to the Food52 Shop.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #ValentineSweet CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 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 "Indian Sweets". Enter your best recipe using the #ValentineSweet hashtag in your introduction.

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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MARCH 2017

TARLA DALAL: BAKED STARTERS

DEADLINE

March 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe for a baked starter that you like to wow people with at parties.
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, Baked Dishes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ÁLARITA'S ÁLARRIFIC RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe using at least one álarita Gourmet Foods brand product as an ingredient. Include a photo of the prepared dish.

ELIGIBILITY

Not stated. The product is available in Eastern NC and online.

PRIZES

First Prize: $100 cash.
Second Prize: $30 in álarita Gourmet Foods brand products.
Third Prize: $20 in álarita Gourmet Foods brand products.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER TRADITIONAL INDIAN BREADS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe for your best traditional Indian bread. 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

2 First Prizes: Electric Chocolate Candy Maker Oven Melting Pot (ARV ₹1,399).
3 Second Prizes: 2 Sizzler Plates with Wooden Base (ARV ₹599).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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AMERICA'S SLOWEST RECIPES

DEADLINE

March 2, 2017 8am ET

DESCRIPTION

Submit your original slow cooker recipe, and a corresponding photograph. The recipe must be written in 5000 characters or less. It does not appear that you must use any of the sponsor's products

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older (19 in AL and NE; 21 in MS).

PRIZES

5 Grand Prizes: A year’s supply of Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter and/or comparable Minerva Dairy products plus one stainless steel KitchenAid Multi-Cooker (ARV $600).
4 Runner-up Prizes (random): A 5% discount to be used on the MinervaDairy.com online store.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BCPMA FRESH CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 4, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original recipe that features at least 3 fresh produce items, is vegetarian, and takes 30 minutes or less to prepare. You can use metric or imperial measurements — or both. Include a photo with your entry, or tweet it with #bcpma #recipe and tag @bcproducebc. Your recipe can not have been published in a book, magazine, etc, but you can have published it on a personal blog.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

2 Grand Prizes: 2 tickets to attend the 18th Annual Healthy Chef Competition on March 22, 2017 (ARV $180 CDN). Transportation is not included.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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USERFARM/NUTELLA: SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS JOY!

DEADLINE

March 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a beautiful, joyful Christmas tale, inspired by Nutella. This is to be heartwarming and emotional Christmas story, not a commercial. You can make a real life or animated story, and Nutella can be a character, an ingredient in a family recipe, the glue that holds Christmas together, etc. — something to make the families watching to share the joy and smiles.
The video should be up to 30 seconds long. You may use Spanish, French, English or German — but a story told without words is best. Download the provided end board and use it to close your video. Please check the list of "don'ts" to know what to avoid. If your video is selected, you will be requested to also provide the sound on a separate file.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. Must be age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Note: these amounts are considered compensation for video rights, not prizes.
First Video Reward: €7,000.
Second & Third Video Rewards: €3,000.
Fourth & Fifth Video Rewards: €2,000.
Sixth – Eleventh Video Rewards: €1,000.
Twelvth-Fifteenth Video Rewards: €500 each.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: SOME LIKE IT HOT

DEADLINE

March 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your favorite fiery recipe. Feature your favorite pepper!
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 August 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KENTUCKY MONTHLY 2017 READER RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe that contains at least one ingredient that is Kentucky grown or made.

ELIGIBILITY

Open only to those with a connection to Kentucky including, but not limited to, current and previous residents of the state of Kentucky and/or subscribers of the magazine. If  you aren't a resident or subscriber we recommend you mention your tie to Kentucky.

PRIZES

There will be one grand prize for best overall recipe and prizes for runners up, but the details of the 2017 prizes haven't been announced yet. In past years the grand prize was a get-away weekend in Kentucky  and the lesser prizes included Kentucky-themed merchandise.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2016-17 ELDERBERRY APPLE SHOTS DRINK & FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 17, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your food or drink recipe that features Elderberry Apple Shots as an ingredient, along with a short statement expressing "what elderberry means to you."

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Previous winners are not eligible to enter.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: 365 servings (21 bottles) of Elderberry Apple Shots (ARV $252).
Runner-up Prize: 180 servings (10 bottles) of Elderberry Apple Shots (ARV $144).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR® THE PITCH CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 19, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your suggestion for a new flavor of Lay's Chips, with a title and up to three ingredients. Pitch your flavor inspiration or description with enthusiasm in one or more of the following ways: Words (600 character limit); Photo; or Video (30-45 seconds long and music-free). Do not submit an existing flavor or previous finalist flavor, or anything substantially similar.
Three finalists will have their flavors made and voted on later this year.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

7 Semi-Finalist Prizes: $10,000.
2 Finalist Prizes: $50,000.
Grand Prize: $1,000,000.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME COOKIES RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 20, 2017

DESCRIPTION

It's cookie season, and the craving is on! What special treat have you developed? Just about any type of cookie will be accepted (but they don't list bars and brownies). The standard 12-ingredient limit is not mentioned in the rules for this Taste of Home 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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INSTRUCTABLES BREAD CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

March 20, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring your best recipes and techniques for homemade bread.
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

3 Grand Prizes: A Miyabi Artisan SG2 Collection Bread Knife and an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $215 USD).
25 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot apron (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HEALTHY SOLUTIONS SPICE BLENDS 2017 RECIPE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

March 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create an original recipe that fits the dual thems of "No Salt/No Sugar" and "Blending Healthy with Great Taste." You must submit a photo of the finished dish with your recipe via the entry form, but entrants are also requested to post their recipe to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other relevant social media. The judges will also be considering whether your recipe has a story that would inspire others to make it.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $500.
Second Prize: $100.
Third Prize: A set of all 16 spice blends from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends (ARV $56).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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GLAD RECIPE COMPETITION

DEADLINE

March 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

GLAD® products are designed to make life easier around the home and to save time, particularly in the kitchen. How do you take advantage of its capabilities? Submit an original recipe that incorporates one or more GLAD products in creative new ways during the recipe's preparation. You must include at least one photo with your entry.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1000 Visa Gift Card
Runner-up Prize: A GLAD gift pack (ARV $100) and a $100 Visa Gift Card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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APRIL 2017

TEXAS CO-OP POWER: TAILGATING FAVORITES

DEADLINE

April 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

What recipes do you bring to eat when tailgating before the big game? Share them for a chance to win.
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 September 2017 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 ANNUAL SWEETSTACKS RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

April 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe that uses any SweetStacks Gourmet Pancake & Waffle Mix or Guam Banana Donut Mix as an ingredient. The recipe may be sweet or savory and should use easily obtainable ingredients. Please include a digital photo of your dish if at all possible!

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Guam, and other US territories who are age 14 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $300 and a year's supply of SweetStacks Original Gourmet Pancake Mix (12 Mixes).
Second Prize: $200 and SweetStacks Original Gourmet Pancake Mixes (6 Mixes).
Third Prize: $100 and SweetStacks Original Gourmet Pancake Mixes (3 Mixes).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INTERNATIONAL BISCUIT FESTIVAL 2017 BISCUIT BAKING CONTEST

DEADLINE

April 16, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Beginning February 1, 2017, enter your biscuit recipe and corresponding photo in one of four categories:
  • Savory Biscuits
  • Sweet Biscuits
  • Special Biscuits (over the top and incredibly imaginative)
  • Student Biscuits (Students must be 18 years of age or under. They may also enter the other categories if they wish, but not with the same recipe.)
Finalists in all four categories will prepare biscuits at the Bake Off on May 20, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. Travel and lodging is the finalist's responsibility.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States, of all ages.

PRIZES

4 First Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $300.
Second Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $200.
Third Prizes (1/category): Prizes worth up to $100.
Grand Prize: "Declared" — details not stated.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 4

DEADLINE

April 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the fourth 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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MAY 2017


MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2018

DEADLINE

May 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

This year, the theme for Mrs. Blum's Recipe Contest is: "What are your favorite recipes using “fresh” ingredients?" Mail in an original recipe using fresh vegetables, herbs or fruit.
The year in this contest's name is the year the winning recipes are published.

ELIGIBILITY

No requirements are stated.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 GREAT GARLIC COOK-OFF

DEADLINE

May 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter a recipe that specifies the use of at least 6 cloves of fresh garlic, or the equivalent packaged form (three teaspoons minced or chopped). Keep the title of your recipe under 10 words, and include a photo with the entry. This is a contest where elaborate, multi-part dishes — and even a side dish — seem to be welcomed, as long as you can meet the time limits!
If you are one of the 8 Finalists chosen to participate in the Cook-off on July 29, 2017, you will be expected to prepare seven separate plates, all within a maximum of two hours. Five plates will be for the judges, one plate for the emcees, and one plate will be used for presentation to the judges and for media purposes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older. Previous first, second, and third prize winners are not eligible to enter again for three full years after winning. If you have received payment for services related to food, including TV appearances, you are not eligible to enter.

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME BIG BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 5, 2017

DESCRIPTION

You should start your day with a good breakfast — or maybe a good breakfast is the reason you get out of bed to start your day? Send in your best recipe for a fantastic breakfast, whether sit-down, on the run, healthy, or an over-the-top impress the guests type! Keep your recipe down to about 12 ingredients.
Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

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

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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RISE, SIZZLE AND SHINE BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST – 2017

DEADLINE

May 12, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your breakfast recipe creation that calls for the use of Jones Dairy Farm sausage (pork, chicken, or turkey), bacon, Canadian bacon, or ham. Actual purchase of the required ingredient is not necessary. This year there is a new award — Crowd Pleaser — for recipes that serve 8 or more. The Best Brinner Recipe prize will be given for the best breakfast for dinner recipe.
You have the option to add up to 4 photos, but they are not required.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC (excluding AZ, RI, NE, VT, ND, TN) who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

First Prize: $5,000.
Second Prize: $2,000.
Third Prize: $500.
Best Brinner Recipe Prize: $500.
Crowd Pleaser Recipe Prize: $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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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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