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Ongoing Recipe Contests:

These cooking contests have repeated judging cycles over a lengthy timeline instead of having one closing deadline. Prizes are awarded weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. The theme and/or prizes of contests may change each period. Please check the sponsor's site before sending your entry.

If you are new to entering contests, these contests are a great way to build your skills. Competition can be less and judging often occurs quickly.

Contests with larger prizes and longer cycles may also be listed on the DEADLINE page.

Click on a contest name to jump to its description. The HOME key on your keyboard returns you to the top of this page.

BETTER RECIPES.COM
COOKING LIGHT READER RECIPE COLUMN
COOKS COUNTRY KITCHEN SHORTCUTS
JUST SMOKED SALMON PLANK RECIPE CONTEST
JUST SMOKED SALMON RECIPE CONTEST
MONTHLY FOOD PHOTO & ART CONTEST
PIE IRON MONTHLY RECIPE CONTEST
RAMEN NOODLE MANIA CONTEST
RIX RECIPE COMPETITION
TEACHEF RECIPE CONTEST

TONY TANTLLO THE FRESH GROCERS RECIPE CONTEST
TRUSON ORGANICS SOYNUTS
TURKEY HILL RECIPE CONTEST

WISCONSIN CRANBERRY DISCOVERY CENTER

BETTER RECIPES.COM

CYCLE Weekly or Monthly
DESCRIPTION Enter original recipes in this contest, which features weekly and/or monthly series of contests. Check site or DEADLINE page for current category.
ELIGIBILITY Open to US residents 21 or older.
PRIZES

Prizes vary by series, but are usally between $250 and $1000 for individual contests in each series.
Most series award an overall winner a larger prize when the series ends.

SPONSOR Better Recipes.com
DETAILS Click here for contest information.
RULES Follow links found in contest information for rules.
JUDGING Judging occurs after contest cycle closes.
NOTIFICATION Potential grand prize winner will be notified by phone, mail and/or e-mail.

COOKING LIGHT READER RECIPE COLUMN

CYCLE Monthly
DESCRIPTION Submit your favorite light recipe for the monthly Reader Recipe column.
PRIZES If your recipe is used, you will receive a Cooking Light T-shirt and a check for $50.
SPONSOR Cooking Light Magazine
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.

COOK'S COUNTRY KITCHEN SHORTCUTS

CYCLE 2-month cycle.
DESCRIPTION Share your cooking tip or shortcut.
PRIZES If your shortcut is used, your will receive a one-year subscription to Cook's Country.
SPONSOR Cook's Country Magazine
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
NOTIFICATION If your tip is chosen, an editor from Cook's Country will contact you.

JUST SMOKED SALMON ALDER OR CEDAR PLANK RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Not stated
DESCRIPTION Share your recipe for baking, cooking, or grilling on a Alder or Cedar cooking or grilling plank. Recipes may be for salmon, fish, seafood, meats, or vegetables. (If not original, you must obtain reprint permisision.)
ELIGIBILITY Limited to residents of the North American continent.
PRIZES If your recipe is posted, you will receive a free cooking plank if it was a cooking or baking recipe, or package of grilling planks if it was a grilling recipe. Winner chooses Alder or Cedar.
SPONSOR Just Smoked Salmon
DETAILS Click here for grilling details. Click here for cooking details.
RULES Click here for grilling rules. Click here for cooking rules.
NOTIFICATION Winners are notified prior to recipe posting on site.

JUST SMOKED SALMON RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Monthly, with annual grand prize. Annual cycle ends November 1.
DESCRIPTION Enter your best recipe using Olympic Peninsula Alder Smoked Salmon Products™. (If not original, you must obtain reprint permisision.)
ELIGIBILITY Limited to residents of the North American continent.
PRIZES Monthly winner receives 1 pound of Olympic Peninsula Alder Smoked Salmon, and is entered in annual competition. Annual winner receives 1 pound of Olympic Peninsula Alder Smoked Salmon Products™ of their choice each month for a year.
SPONSOR Just Smoked Salmon
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
NOTIFICATION Winners are notified prior to site posting.

MONTHLY FOOD PHOTO & ART CONTEST

CYCLE Monthly, with annual grand prize. Annual cycle ends November 1.
DESCRIPTION Enter your gorgeous food photos. Tag your entry with a hashtag containing the 2-digit month code and 2-digit year code (for example, April 2014 is #0414).
Judging is by votes. Be sure to let your friends know that a 'Like' is not a vote.
ELIGIBILITY Open worldwide, to all ages.
PRIZES Monthly Prize (1/month): $25, payable by PayPal only.
Annual Prize (1/year): $100, payable by PayPal only.
SPONSOR Food Stories LLC
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
NOTIFICATION Winners generally are announced the first week of the next month.

PIE IRON RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Monthly
DESCRIPTION This contest is for folks who are creative with their campfire cuisine. Each month the best tasting treat of the lot wins a prize.
ELIGIBILITY Worldwide.
PRIZES A Rome Pie Iron; if your recipe is printed in future cookbook you will receive a copy.
SPONSOR Pie Iron Cooking
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
JUDGING Recipes are tried and tasted each month from entries submitted.
NOTIFICATION Winners posted on sponsor's website.

RAMEN NOODLE MANIA CONTEST

CYCLE

Ends when 500 Recipes have been submitted.

DESCRIPTION Enter your creative and budget friendly recipes using Ramen Noodles. Photos are bonus points.
ELIGIBILITY

Not stated.

PRIZES Prize: Meat Sampler Package from Omaha Steaks (ARV $100).
SPONSOR Budget101.com
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
JUDGING Views, comments and ratings help determine winner, so enter early.
NOTIFICATION Winner notified via email and posted on sponsor's website.

RIX RECIPE COMPETITION

CYCLE Monthly
DESCRIPTION Each month, check the sponsor's website for the seasonal recipe they've published, designed to be prepared using an Aga cooker or range style cooker. Then prove you can do better by taking the chosen seasonal ingredient and creating and blogging your own recipe featuring that ingredient, along with a photo of the dish. Mention the contest and give a link to it in your blog post. Submit your entry by posting the recipe to Rix's Facebook page or the blog URL on Twitter, using the hashtag #Againspiredrecipes in either case.
ELIGIBILITY Worldwide.
PRIZES

Open to legal residents of the mainland UK who are age 16 or older and maintain a blog.

SPONSOR Rix Petroleum
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.
JUDGING

Judged by the sponsor. Winners will be chosen on the first Monday of the month following contest close.

NOTIFICATION Winners will be notified by telephone or email.

TEACHEF RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Monthly
DESCRIPTION Experiment with different ideas to develop the best recipe with the tea selection for the month, then submit it along with a picture.
PRIZES The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Adagio Teas.
SPONSOR Tea Chef
DETAILS Click here for details.

TONY TANTILLO THE FRESH GROCERS RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Monthly
DESCRIPTION Submit your favorite soup, salad, side dish, entrée, or dessert recipe that INCLUDES FRESH PRODUCE in the list of ingredients. Please include your name, address, email address, and phone number with your recipe.
PRIZES Winner recieves a $250 shopping spree at a Safeway, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Vons, or Pavilions store.
SPONSOR Tony Tantillo/Farm Fresh
DETAILS Click here for details. Then choose one of the magazines and scroll through it.
RULES Submit by mail to: FRESH GROCER RECIPE CONTEST c/o Farm Fresh, LLC 800 Charcot Ave., Ste. 106, San Jose, CA 95131

TRUSON ORGANICS SOYNUTS

CYCLE "Every couple of months."
DESCRIPTION Do you have a great recipe that Truson Organics could use for their Soynuts?
PRIZES $100.
SPONSOR Truson Organics, Inc.
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.

TURKEY HILL RECIPE CONTEST

CYCLE Quarterly
DESCRIPTION Turkey Hill Dairies is asking you to share you favorite recipe for ice cream or something else.
PRIZES $50 Turkey Hill gift pack
SPONSOR Turkey Hill
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.

WISCONSIN CRANBERRY DISCOVERY CENTER

CYCLE Quarterly
DESCRIPTION Enter your favorite cranberry recipe. The theme of the current quarterly recipe contest is "Crantastic Appetizers". Recipes may use any form of cranberries (frozen, dried or processed).
PRIZES Wisconsin Cranberry Growers' Favorite Recipes cookbook.
SPONSOR Discover Cranberries
DETAILS Click here for details.
RULES Click here for rules.

 

 



 

 



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