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:

ASAP!        ALIVE & COOKING RECIPE CONTEST

12-15-17   AASHIRVAAD SVASTI GHEE RECIPE CONTEST
12-17-17   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: CIRCLE OF LIFE new
12-25-17   TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL PARATHA RECIPES
12-31-17   SILVER FERN FARMS HOME COOK OF THE YEAR
12-31-17   RECIPES 007 RECIPE CONTEST
12-31-17   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – TBA 2017 new
12-31-17   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – month 2017 new

01-31-18   OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: ORANGES

02-15-18   FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: GARLIC

05-01-18   MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2019

ASAP!


ALIVE & COOKING RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

ASAP! (the sponsor is extending the contest but has not finalized a deadline)

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original family recipe for any portion of a meal or snack. Be sure to tell the story of why this recipe is important to you. You may also enter a recipe on behalf of another family member, or dedicate your entry "In Memoriam" of a family member.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC. All ages may enter.

PRIZES

20 - 30 Grand Prizes (Alive & Cooking): The experience of cooking the winner's recipe with a pro, photos of event, and a two page spread in the cookbook.
30 First Prizes(Golden Years): Winner's recipe and photo will occupy a page in the cookbook.
30 Second Prizes (Silver Fox): Winner's recipe and photo will occupy a half page in the cookbook.
120 Third Prizes (In Memoriam Of): Winner's recipe and photo will occupy a half page in the cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DECEMBER 2017


AASHIRVAAD SVASTI GHEE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit your vegetarian recipe made with Aashirvaad Svasti ghee as an ingredient. You must include a photo of the dish for the entry to be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of India. No age restrictions are given.

PRIZES

5 Prizes: ITC Products gift hamper (ARV  ₹2000/-)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: CIRCLE OF LIFE

DEADLINE

December 17, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create an original dish suitable for one of these stages of life: Infant, Pregnancy, or Elderly. 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: LaOpala Dinner Set (ARV ₹3,295).
Second Prize: Philips Hand Blender (ARV ₹2,695).
Third Prize: Cartini Godrej Kitchen Knife Set (ARV ₹1,839).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL PARATHA RECIPES

DEADLINE

December 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe for an unusual paratha. Parathas are a type of flatbread, often containing vegetables as a stuffing or in the dough itself. The dough is sometimes laminated into many layers.
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, Parathas..

DETAILS

Click here for contest information. (You will have to register and log in to see the entry form.)

RULES & REGS

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SILVER FERN FARMS HOME COOK OF THE YEAR

DEADLINE

December 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original recipe using Silver Fern Farms range products.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of New Zealand. No age restrictions stated.

PRIZES

Finalist Prizes: Finalists’ recipes will be featured in MiNDFOOD magazine and on mindfood.com
Grand Prize: A farm stay at a Silver Fern Farms property, including a gourmet evening and dinner at a Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Award-winning restaurant (ARV over $1000 NZD). No mention is made of transportation being provided.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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RECIPES 007 RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a favorite original recipe of any type, with a photo.
Winner is determined by voting. At the time of this post, there are 10 entries and the top one has 15 votes.

ELIGIBILITY

No age or residency restrictions are stated.

PRIZES

Prize: $100, via PayPal.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – DECEMBER

DEADLINE

December 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 –DECEMBER

DEADLINE

December 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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JANUARY 2018


THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: ORANGES

DEADLINE

January 26, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original, unpublished recipe that fits the theme "Oranges."
If entering online, avoid cutting and pasting from other documents. Spell out abbreviations (such as "cups" and "tablespoons") for clarity. For fractions, please type out the numbers (i.e., use 1/4 cup, not ¼ cup).

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide to amateur cooks.

PRIZES

First Prize: $300.
Second Prize: $200.
Third Prize: $100.
Winning recipes will appear in The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac and on the sponsor's website.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FEBRUARY 2018


FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: GARLIC

DEADLINE

February 15, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best original recipes that include fresh garlic as an ingredient.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide to amateur cooks.

PRIZES

First Prize: $250.
Second Prize: $150.
Third Prize: $100.
Winning recipes will be printed in the 2019 Farmers’ Almanac and online.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MARCH 2018

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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