PROFESSIONAL CONTEST LIST

These contests are open to professionals such as chefs, food editors, etc. Contests for culinary students are also listed on this page.

Some of these contests are open to amateurs but do not prohibit professionals from entering in their rules. For many, entrants must be employed by a culinary institution, restaurant or foodservice organization in order to qualify.

Always read the sponsor's rules before entering any cooking contest, as we only give a brief description here.

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01-22-18   INSTRUCTABLES HOMEMADE GIFTS CHALLENGE 2017
01-24-18   2018 WALK ON! KIDS' COOKING CHALLENGE
01-24-18   THE SUPER CUISINART RECIPE BOWL CONTEST new
01-25-18   TASTE OF HOME: 13x9 EVERYTHING RECIPE CONTEST
01-28-18   BETTERBUTTER RECIPE CONTEST: RECIPES THAT ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH
01-28-18   ASIAN INSPIRATIONS "COOK, SNAP, WIN!" – 3 new
01-31-18   MUSHROOM MADNESS RECIPE CONTEST 2018
01-31-18   CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 7
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   FOOD52: YOUR BEST HANDS-OFF RECIPE new
01-31-18   "SANDY OAKS CHOCOLATE AGED BALSAMIC VINEGAR" RECIPE CONTEST new
01-31-18   WINTER RECIPE CONTEST WITH DEBJANIR RANNAGHAR new

02-10-18   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR SHRIMP?S
02-15-18   TARLA DALAL: UNUSUAL RECIPES USING GREENS new

03-01-18   TASTE OF HOME: MAKE AHEAD CHRISTMAS CONTEST new
03-02-18   TASTE OF HOME: COOKIE RECIPE CONTEST new
03-10-18   TEXAS CO-OP POWER: THE SECRET OF SALSA
03-12-18   STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE 2018 COOKBOOK CONTEST

05-01-18   MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2019
05-17-18   TASTE OF HOME: HEALTHY YOUR WAY RECIPE CONTEST new

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 SUPER CUISINART RECIPE BOWL CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 24, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your favorite game day bowl recipe — something that is eaten from a bowl. You can even include an edible bowl as part of the entry! You have the option to include a photo of the dish. 

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: 7-Quart Cook Central MulticookerMSC-900 (ARV $199).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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TASTE OF HOME: 13x9 EVERYTHING RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 25, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The 13x9 pan can hold it all: breakfast quiche, layered salads, rolls, hearty casseroles, super sides, and luscious desserts. Anything that is prepared in this universal pan is a valid entry for 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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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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ASIAN INSPIRATIONS "COOK, SNAP, WIN!" – 3

DEADLINE

January 28, 2018

DESCRIPTION

This contest is divided into 8 weekly periods, two weeks for each of four themes. There is a prize each week based on votes; non-winning entries do not carry over to subsequent weeks' voting. Prizes by theme and the grand prizes will be awarded by judges. For each entry, purchase two or more eligible Oriental Merchant products on a single receipt. Retain the receipt and product barcodes—you will need them if you win! You must have a separate receipt for each entry you submit.
Use at least one of the products to prepare a creative, original Asian meal or dish fitting the theme of the entry period. This week's theme is "Meat-free Marvels", scrumptious and satisfying meat-free dishes. Submit the recipe along with a photo showcasing the dish, attractively plated.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

8 Weekly Prizes (voted; 1/week): $200 Dining voucher for an Asian restaurant of the sponsor's choice.
4 Asian Inspirations’ Choice Awards (judged; 1/Theme): $200 Dining voucher for an Asian restaurant of the sponsor's choice.
2 Grand Prizes (judged): A trip to Tokyo for 2. Includes return airfares, hotel accommodations, selected transfers during the trip; a private Authentic Cooking workshop, and a private local market tout and tailored culinary tour. Both winners must travel together on mutually agreed dates between 14th May 2018 and 3rd June 2018, with bookings made at least 31 days prior (ARV AUD 16,580).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MUSHROOM MADNESS RECIPE CONTEST 2018

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Submit a original recipe featuring wild or cultivated mushrooms as an ingredient. You may enter any type of dish. The recipe may not have been published anywhere, except your personal blog.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Port Orford Cedar plank and a copy of Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets. More than one prize may be awarded at the judges' discretion.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CUISINART'S "GET COOKING! CONTEST" - PERIOD 7

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter an original recipe. This is the seventh 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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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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OUR FAMILY IS SOUPER CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018 5pm ET

DESCRIPTION

Do you make an award-winning soup? Submit your recipe for a soup, stew, chowder, or bisque containing at least three Our Family® products as ingredients. Include the story or inspiration behind the recipe. Also submit 2 photos, one of the ingredients before beginning the preparation of the soup, and one of yourself with the finished soup.
Finalists will be paired with a food pantry in the finalist's locale, which will receive a prize comparable to the finalist's.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Michigan. f you are under 18 years old, you must have signed approval from a parent/guardian to enter. You must be willing to travel to Grand Rapids, MI on February 24, 2018 to cook your soup for the judges. Transportation is not provided.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A gift card for $2,500 in free groceries and the food pantry paired with the grand prize winner will also receive $2,500 in Our Family products. The winning recipe will be featured on spartannash.com, ourfamilyfoods.com and Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods, D&W Fresh Market, ValuLand and VG’s websites. Meal collections with the recipe and ingredients will also be for sale through Fast Lane, SpartanNash’s seamless online grocery shopping experience.
Second Prize: $1,500 in free groceries, with $1,500 in Our Family products for their partner pantry.
Third Prize: $1,000 in free groceries, with $1,000 in Our Family products for their partner pantry.
Fourth Prize: $500 in free groceries, with $500 in Our Family products for their partner pantry.
Fifth Prize: $250 in free groceries, with $250 in Our Family products for their partner pantry. 
Gift cards/vouchers will be from a SpartanNash store or a SpartanNash-supplied individual customer store of the winner’s choosing.

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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FOOD52: YOUR BEST HANDS-OFF RECIPE

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018 6pm ET

DESCRIPTION

Food52 contests are back! Submit your recipe for a main dish or hearty side dish that is a Hands-off recipe, one that cooks without too much effort on your part after the initial prep. You may still enter a recipe you've uploaded to the sponsor's website previously, but the main interest in in newly submitted recipes. Photos are always appreciated in this contest series, but aren't essential.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: This contest is about fame and fun! There's no tangible prize, but the winning recipe will be promoted by Food52, which is a high-traffic foodie website.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"SANDY OAKS CHOCOLATE AGED BALSAMIC VINEGAR" RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

January 31, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Enter your creative original recipe featuring Sandy Oaks Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar. A photo of the dish is required to complete your entry.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $100 Sandy Oaks Git Card.
Second Prize: A free two-year subscription to Edible San Antonio.
Third Prize: A free one-year subscription to Edible San Antonio.
The top three recipes will also printed in an upcoming issue of Edible San Antonio Magazine.

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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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR SHRIMP?

DEADLINE

February 10, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Got Gulf shrimp? Good! Now, what's your best recipe for serving it?
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 and a Texas Co-Op apron. Winning recipe will be published in the July 2018 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

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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TASTE OF HOME: MAKE AHEAD CHRISTMAS CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The holidays are full of activities, but doing all your cooking on Christmas day doesn't have to be part of them. What delicious dishes do you make ahead to make the day easier? Any part of a holiday meal works here.
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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TASTE OF HOME: COOKIE RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 2, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Christmas = Cookies, right? What are your special ones that make the treat tray irresistible?
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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TEXAS CO-OP POWER: THE SECRET OF SALSA

DEADLINE

March 10, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Send in your best salsa recipe.
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 and a Texas Co-Op apron. Winning recipe will be published in the MONTH 2018 issue of Texas Co-op Power.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE 2018 COOKBOOK CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 12, 2018

DESCRIPTION

The format for this annual contest has changed again this year. This year there are four categories: Appetizers; Entrées; Desserts; and Nostalgia (for this category, include memories behind a dish, and perhaps the image of the originating cook). Submit all recipes with a photo of the finished dish. 
Six food recipe finalists and and one drink recipe finalist from each category will be asked to bring their prepared recipe to the annual taste-off. The final judging event will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn on April 8, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of New York and New Jersey who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1500.
Runner-up Prize: $500.
28 Finalist Prizes: A selection of Sponsor branded products (ARV $200).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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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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TASTE OF HOME: HEALTHY YOUR WAY RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

May 17, 2018

DESCRIPTION

What does healthy mean to you, and what special dishes do you prepare that meet that definition? Enter your best dishes that fit one of the many versions of healthy eating out there.
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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