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:

01-22-18   INSTRUCTABLES HOMEMADE GIFTS CHALLENGE 2017
01-24-18   2018 WALK ON! KIDS' COOKING CHALLENGE
01-28-18   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: RECIPES THAT ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH
01-31-18   OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: ORANGES
01-31-18   KAWALING PINOY'S SUBMIT-A-RECIPE CONTEST – JANUARY 2018
01-31-18   DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB MONTHLY REWARDS – JANUARY 2018
01-31-18   PLATTERSHARE RECIPE CONTEST: BREADS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
01-31-18   OUR FAMILY IS SOUPER CONTEST new
01-31-18   ZOYEOIL® "FAVORITE RECIPE CONTEST" - 3 new
01-31-18   WINTER RECIPE CONTEST WITH DEBJANIR RANNAGHAR new

02-15-18   FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: GARLIC
02-15-18   TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL RECIPES USING GREENS new

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

JANUARY 2018

INSTRUCTABLES HOMEMADE GIFTS CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

January 22, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The perfect gift isn't easy to find, but a homemade gift can be tailored to the recipient! Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring anything you create as a gift for a special person in your life. Your Instructable should have woven into it the story about who the gift was for and why it's meaningful! Food and non-food items are eligible.
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: Echo Show - Black + TP-Link Kasa Cam 1080p Smart Home Security Camera; All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1" 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black - with Special Offers; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt ARV $505 USD).
5 First Prizes: All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1" 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black - with Special Offers; Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Charcoal Fabric; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $275 USD).
10 Second Prizes: Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $75 USD)
15 Runner-up Prizes: Swiss+Tech ST53100 Polished SS 19-in-1 Micro Pocket Multitool and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $40 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2018 WALK ON! KIDS' COOKING CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

January 24, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Kids ages 9-12 are invited to create an original recipe for a hot or cold side dish that features at least one (or more) fruit and/or vegetable, and that can be cooked within 20 minutes (not including prep time). Parents must enter the recipe for the child. Five finalists will be chosen to bring their dishes to Phoenix for judging at a Phoenix Suns game on February 10, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Arizona. Entry must be at least in part created by a child aged 9-12, but a parent/guardian must submit on the child's behalf.

PRIZES

5 Finalist Prizes: Tickets for 2 to a Phoenix Suns game February 10, 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, where the student will present their recipe. All finalists will receive fun prizes.
Grand Prize: A bike. The winner may also be invited to show their stuff on TV in a local cooking demonstration.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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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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BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: RECIPES THAT ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH

DEADLINE

January 28, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Create an original recipe that is in some way beneficial to your health. 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: Teabox Steel Tea Kettle (ARV ₹4,995).
Second Prize: Bajaj Oven Toaster Grill (ARV ₹2,799).
Maximum (Most) Entries Prize: Borosil Tiffin Box Set (ARV ₹1,495).
Maximum (Most) Votes Prize: Wonderchef Food Processor (ARV ₹2,000).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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

DEADLINE

January 31, 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 – JANUARY 2018

DEADLINE

January 31, 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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PLATTERSHARE RECIPE CONTEST: BREADS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your best original bread recipes, with corresponding photos. Tag each with the 'bread' tag and any other relevant tags. You should not have entered these recipes in previous Plattershare contests. Promote your entry if you would like to win the 'most votes' prize. You will need at least 10 votes to be considered for it.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Best Recipe Prize: Prestige Oven Toaster Grill (ARV ₹2,895).
Maximum Votes Prize: Morphy Richards Pop-Up Toaster (ARV ₹1,695).
Maximum Entries Prize: Morphy Richards Hand Blender (ARV ₹1,395).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ZOYEOIL® "FAVORITE RECIPE CONTEST" - 3

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter a family recipe for a party dessert or appetizer, presumably featuring Zoye oil. Submit a photo with your recipe. The sponsor hints that they appreciate seeing their product bottle in the photo.
This is the third of three contest periods, with an overall prize and monthly prizes. It looks like non-winning entries from previous months may carry over to this month's judging.

ELIGIBILITY

The sponsor tells us entry is not restricted by residency. We can't find an age restriction either.

PRIZES

3 Monthly Prizes (1/month): Winner's choice of an six quart, 7-in-1 Instant Pot or a $75 gift card to either Meijer or Spartan Stores.
Grand Prize (1 over entire contest): KitchenAid Stand Mixer and the opportunity to prepare the winning recipe live in studio on WZZM 13’s The Exchange.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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WINTER RECIPE CONTEST WITH DEBJANIR RANNAGHAR

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Submit any recipe specially connected with winter and a beautiful photo of the dish. You have personally cooked and photographed the dish. Be sure your instructions for preparing the dish or beverage are clear and well-written.
You must also like/follow the sponsor on social media. Be prepared to share your entry on at least one social media platform if your entry is one of the finalists posted to the sponsor's blog.

ELIGIBILITY

You must have an Indian postal address to participate. Age is not mentioned on the contest page, but you must be 13 or older to use the required social media.

PRIZES

First Prize: Kitchen appliance/ Cookbook (ARV ₹ 2,000/-).
Second Prize: Kitchen appliance/ Cookbook worth (ARV ₹ 1,500/-)
Third Prize: Kitchen appliance/ Cookbook worth (ARV ₹ 1,000/-)
4 recipes in addition to the winning recipes will be shared on Debjanir Rannaghar.
There may be 50(+-) variation to the prize value.

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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TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL RECIPES USING GREENS

DEADLINE

February 15, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your original and unusual recipe that contains greens. 
Recipes for this monthly contest should be sized to serve 4 persons.
Note: the recipe page appears to have not been updated correctly in one place, and asks for a recipe with a theme that appeared several contests previously. We went with what the contest title indicates to be the official theme.

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, Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables.

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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