JUNIOR COOK CONTEST LIST

Welcome, Junior Cooks! This page lists contests that persons under 18 years old may be able to enter. Some of them are recipe contests, and others want an essay or a video. Students who are 18 will find some contests here that they may enter, but can also enter some contests on the DEADLINE page.

Each contest has different age requirements for entering the contest, so check the "ELIGIBILITY" line of the summary to see if you can enter that one. Some contests you must enter together with an adult.

If there is no mention of age limitations in the rules of a contest we will list them on this page. If we find out from the sponsors that they want adults only, the contest will be removed.

Click on a link to see contest summary:

02-25-18   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: 3 FAVOURITES
02-25-18   HUHOT: HOW WILL YOU CONQUER BLAND?
02-26-18   INSTRUCTABLES GLUTEN FREE CHALLENGE
02-26-18   DREAMVENTION FAMILY EDITION
02-27-18   ZOOPPA: KIKKOMAN ASIAN INSPIRATION new
02-28-18   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2018
02-28-18   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – FEBRUARY 2018
02-28-18   PLATTERSHARE RECIPE CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2018

03-02-18   SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #HOLIRECIPE CONTEST new
03-05-18   INSTRUCTABLES FIRST TIME AUTHOR CONTEST 2018

05-01-18   MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2019
05-08-18   THE OHIO EGGFEST – COOKING COMPETITION

FEBRUARY 2018


BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: 3 FAVOURITES

DEADLINE

February 25, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Create an original recipe that contains banana, sweet potato, or jackfruit. 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: Usha Induction & Tea pot (ARV ₹2,500).
Second Prize: Kent Rice Cooker (ARV ₹2,700).
Maximum (Most) Entries Prize: Bamboo Chopping Board (ARV ₹2,847).
Maximum (Most) Votes Prize: Wooden Spice Box (ARV ₹849).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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HUHOT: HOW WILL YOU CONQUER BLAND?

DEADLINE

February 25, 2018

DESCRIPTION

How Will You Conquer Bland? Use the recipe creation tool on the contest website to develop and enter your own personal HuHot stir-fry recipe. You must use 4 to 7 ladles of sauce in addition to your choice of proteins, vegetables, and/or noodles and rice. Include any special instructions for preparing the recipe, a beverage pairing, and your favorite HuHot location.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC. If you are under 18 years old, you must have consent from a parent/guardian in order to be eligible to enter.

PRIZES

64 Local Store Winner Prizes: $25 HuHot reward added to the winner’s HuHot Rewards account. If the winner doesn’t have a HuHot Rewards account, a $25 electronic comp card will be emailed to the winner.
32 First Round Prizes: A Coca-Cola® customizable Share-A-Coke bottle.
16 Second Round Prizes: $50 HuHot reward or electronic comp card.
8 Third Round Prizes: A Kikkoman® prize package and their own recipe card.
4 Fourth Round Prizes: "Free HuHot for a year." defined as one free grill meal every week for 52 weeks.
2 Fifth Round Prizes: A HuHot Delux Swag Bag.
Grand Prize: $1,000 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES GLUTEN FREE CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

February 26, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Gluten-free eating is popular these days, but many people just don't know how to handle the challenge of cooking — and especially baking — for this diet. Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable demostrating the preparation of a gloriously gluten-free dish.
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 Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender (110V) and an Instructables Hooded Sweatshirt and Prize Pack (ARV $615 USD).
3 First Prizes: A FrenchMay Air Fryer - 3.7Qt, 1500W (110V) and an Instructables Hooded Sweatshirt and Prize Pack (ARV $135 USD).
5 First Prizes: A Crock-Pot SCCPVL600-S 6-Quart Cook & Carry (110V) and an Instructables Hooded Sweatshirt and Prize Pack (AR: $65 USD).
15 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables Hooded Sweatshirt and Prize Pack (ARV $35 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DREAMVENTION FAMILY EDITION

DEADLINE

February 26, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Dream up a unique and fun invention, whether something totally new or an improvement on something that already exists. Submit a drawing and a description (200 words max) of your Dreamvention, including stating what problem is solved by the Dreamvention (or in the case of an improvement of an existing invention, the reason(s) why your Dreamvention is superior).
All entries will also be included in a sweepstakes. There is no other way to enter the sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 13 or older. You may participate individually or as part of a team. If entering as a team, only the team member who submits the entry must meet the eligibility restrictions.

PRIZES

5 Finalist Prizes: $10,000 awarded in the form of a check or wire transfer payable to the finalist. (If a team's entry is chosen as a finalist, the team's entry is considered 1 winner and the team receives a total of 1 Finalist Prize, which the team may divide among themselves).
Grand Prize: $240,000 awarded in the form of a check or wire transfer payable to the Winner. (If a team's entry is chosen as the winner, the team's entry is considered 1 winner and the team receives a total of 1 Grand Prize, which the team may divide among themselves).
10 Sweepstakes Prizes (random): $5,000 awarded in the form of a check or wire transfer payable to the Sweepstakes Winner. If a team's entry is chosen as a Sweepstakes winner, the team's entry is considered 1 winner and the team receives a total of 1 Sweepstakes Prize, which the team may divide among themselves). 
If a prize is won by a minor, the prize may be deposited to the credit of any adult member of the minor’s family or guardian of the minor as custodian for such minor.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ZOOPPA: KIKKOMAN ASIAN INSPIRATION

DEADLINE

February 27, 2018 12pm ET

DESCRIPTION

Create a short (30 second) "Asian Inspiration" video that highlights a quick, easy and delicious original contemporary Asian recipe that uses at least 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Traditional Brewed Soy Sauce or Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce products to kick up the Asian flair. Use a style similar to this one. Show the bottle in your video (and if it's open, remove the neck ring), and include the provided beginning and end cards. Do not use chopsticks. Use no voiceovers in the video, only music (must have proper permissions on copyrighted material). All text included must be in the provided font. Read all the rules for further guidelines. 
Also submit your recipe by downloading and completing the Recipe Form, adding it into the video description when you upload your video.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States who are age 14 or older. Minors should have parent/guardian permission to participate.

PRIZES

First Place Client Award: $4,000, a GoPro Karma Grip and a GoPro HERO5 Black.
Second Place Client Award: $2,000, a GoPro Karma Grip and a GoPro HERO5 Black.
Third Place Client Award: $1,000 and winner's choice of: a Bose SoundLink Mini, Beats Headphones, or Amazon Echo Plus.
Fourth Place Client Award: $700 and winner's choice of: a Bose SoundLink Mini, Beats Headphones, or Amazon Echo Plus.
Fifth Place Client Award: $500 and winner's choice of: a Bose SoundLink Mini, Beats Headphones, or Amazon Echo Plus.
Sixth Place Client Award: $450 and winner's choice of: a Bose SoundLink Mini, Beats Headphones, or Amazon Echo Plus.
Seventh–Ninth Place Client Awards: $450 and an Amazon Echo.
7 Honorable Mention Awards: $500 Visa Gift Card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – February 2018

DEADLINE

February 28, 2018

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 2018

DEADLINE

February 28, 2018

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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MARCH 2018


SECRET INDIAN RECIPE: #HOLIRECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 02, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original yet traditional Holi recipe. Write it in stepwise rows, include one or more clear corresponding photos, and use the hashtag #HOLIRecipe in an introduction to your recipe. You are encouraged to share the URL of your submission on their Facebook page as well, using the same hashtag.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide to all ages.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: ₹ 2,500 cash prize.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES FIRST TIME AUTHOR CONTEST 2018

DEADLINE

March 5, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever posted an instructable before? No? This is a great time to plunge into the community! Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring any subject matter you choose — including something that would be eligible to also enter in another current contest on the Instructables website.
You may also enter a Instructable that was created after this contest's start date, but not yet submitted to this contest — as long as it was your first post ever.

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: Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-135 IS STM Kit; Amazon Basic Camera Bag; SD Card; and an Instructables T-Shirt and Prize Pack (ARV $1083.93 USD).
3 First Prizes: Benchtop bandsaw; Rough bandsaw blade; Fine bandsaw blade; and an Instructables T-Shirt and Prize Pack (ARV $310.58 USD).
5 Second Prizes: Leatherman - Skeletool Multitool, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath and an Instructables T-Shirt and Prize Pack (ARV $59.95 USD).
10 Runner-up Prizes: Ring light with cell phone holder and an Instructables T-Shirt and Prize Pack (ARV $20.00 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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PLATTERSHARE RECIPE CONTEST – FEBRUARY 2018

DEADLINE

February 28, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best original restaurant-style recipes, with corresponding photos. Tag each with the 'restaurant style' tag and any other relevant tags. You should not have entered these recipes in previous Plattershare contests.
You must also comment on the contest post page, answering the question, "Who would be your Valentine and what are you going to cook for her / him?"

ELIGIBILITY

Must have a valid Indian postal address. and be age 13 or older. The age limit is found in the Terms & Conditions for the website community.

PRIZES

Best Recipe Prize: Prestige Flair 550-Watt Mixer Grinder with 3 Jars (ARV ₹ 3,445).
Maximum Recipe Entries (minimum 5 recipes required to be eligible for this criteria): Prestige DRIP PCMD 3.0 6 Cups Coffee Maker (ARV ₹ 1,118).
Prize for Best Comment On Contest Post: Vinod Cookware All Purpose Pan, 2.6 Litres (ARV ₹ 945).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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APRIL 2018

MAY 2018


MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2019

DEADLINE

May 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION

This year, the theme for Mrs. Blum's Recipe Contest is "Holiday Cookies". Mail in an original recipe.
The year in this contest's name is the year's almanac in which the winning recipes are published.

ELIGIBILITY

No restrictions are given by residency or age.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE OHIO EGGFEST – COOKING COMPETITION

DEADLINE

May 8, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The Eggfest isn't about cooking eggs — it's about cooking on Big Green Eggs! Get a team together and plan a creative dish you would like to cook over charcoal and serve to the judges (it could even be eggs, if you wanted)! You will also need to provide at least 600 one-half to one ounce samples for attendees, who will vote for a People's Choice winner. You must supply the ingredients; the festival will provide Big Green Eggs and charcoal.
If you want a real adventure, sign up for the Mystery Meat Challenge, and on the day of the competition you will be supplied with the mystery meat (only) and must transform it into something tasty.
The deadline is for registering your team; The Ohio Eggfest will be held on May 12, 2018 in Tremont Center, in Upper Arlington, Ohio. You can also sign up to purchase your BGE at a discount.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to all, but you must be able to attend and prepare the specified amount of food at your own expense. It's expected that you will be competing with a team.

PRIZES

"The Prestigious" Award (judged): $1,000 Gift Card to Specialty Gas House.
People’s Choice Award: Large Big Green Egg package (ARV $899).
Mystery Meat Challenge Award: Not announced.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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