VARIED CONTESTS:

The competitions in this list are upcoming creative skill contests that are food related or sponsored, but do not require a recipe.

You may be asked to submit a photo, essay, video, Pinterest board, or artwork.

Click on a link for details.

02-22-17   DUKE'S 100th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
02-23-17   COLOR THIS DISH! CONTEST – MARCH 2017
02-27-17   GOLDFISH® TALES ANIMATION XPERIENCE CONTEST
02-27-17   2017 FOLGERS® JINGLE CONTEST
02-27-17   INSTRUCTABLES VALENTINE'S DAY CHALLENGE 2017
02-28-17   IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RECIPE PHOTO CONTEST - JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017
02-28-17   CHRISTIE GET GAME READY
02-28-17   MARY BROWN'S JINGLE CONTEST
02-28-17   CREATE COOKING CHALLENGE 2017

03-07-17   USERFARM/NUTELLA: SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS JOY! new
03-07-17   USERFARM/GAROFALO: CELEBRATING PASSION FOR UNIQUENSESS new
03-13-17   USERFARM/GALBANI: AUTHENTIC ITALIAN… WHOOPS! new
03-17-17   GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL 2017 ART POSTER CONTEST new
03-19-17   LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR® THE PITCH CONTEST
03-31-17   BC VQA EXPLORE BC WINE – 3

06-02-17   SWEETSTACKS 1st HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTO CONTEST


DUKE'S 100th ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 22, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an original design to be featured on Duke's special edition 100th anniversary t-shirts. Art may be computer-based, digital art created in a vector format (which should be submitted as a PDF), or you may submit a photograph of hand-drawn art. All art, regardless of type, should be at least 8x10 inches.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: 1 framed copy of their winning design, 1 Duke’s 100th anniversary special edition t-shirt with their winning design, and 1 limited-edition 32 oz. glass Duke’s jar.
Runner-up Prizes: 1 Duke’s t-shirt (choice of classic medallion shirt or special edition 100th anniversary t-shirt) and 1 limited-edition 32 oz. glass jar of Duke’s.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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COLOR THIS DISH! CONTEST – MARCH 2017

DEADLINE

February 23, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Download and color this picture of a pizza, then upload a scanned copy or photo of your art as your entry.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC), the 50 United States and DC who have reached the age of majority.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $500 check.
3 Runner-up Prizes: $50 check.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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GOLDFISH® TALES ANIMATION XPERIENCE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 27, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a stop-motion video with your kids (60 seconds max), featuring Goldfish® crackers. You must include (both in the video and on the video's description page on YouTube) a clear and conspicuous notice and disclosure that states either: "This Video is an entry into a contest sponsored by Pepperidge Farm, Inc." OR the "Includes paid promotion" content declaration found in advanced settings within YouTube. Any music you use must be original or royalty free. Resources for royalty free music are given, and tutorials on making stop-motion films are also provided. If you don't have access to actual Goldfish crackers, you may download and use a provided photo instead.
The entries will be divided by the sponsor into four categories: Best Use of Goldfish, Best Story, Best Film by Up and Coming Animators, and Best Overall Film.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older (19 and older for residents of AL and NE, and 21 and older for MS).

PRIZES

4 Grand Prizes (1/category): $5,000.
12 Nominee Prizes (3/category): A Gift Bag consisting of 1 Animation Xperience cinch bag, 1 case of Goldfish® Colors crackers, 1 octopus style portable and adjustable tripod, and 1 Stoopid Buddys Studio DVD (ARV $181).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 FOLGERS® JINGLE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 27, 2017

DESCRIPTION

By yourself or with a team of up to 3 additional performing members, create a video with an original musical performance of the Folgers Jingle. It must contain the compete melody and lyrics of the line "The Best Part of Wakin' Up is Folgers in Your Cup®." The video must be between 60 and 90 seconds in length.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 18 or older. May not be represented under a music recording contract at any time since January 30, 2016; may not be subject to an acting, modeling or any other contract that would prohibit appearance in the work; may not be a previous winner, finalist, or semi-finalist.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $25,000 (divided among and payable by check equally to each Team Leader and Team Member listed on the winner’s entry).
2 First Prizes: $2,500 (divided among and payable by check equally to each Team Leader and Team Member listed on the winner’s entry).
2 Second Prizes: $500 ( (divided among and payable by check equally to each Team Leader and Team Member listed on the winner’s entry).
Finalist Mentoring Trip: Each Team Leader and Team Member(s) must travel to a city designated by Sponsor on or about March 20, 2017 to participate in a mentoring session with Chris Young. Trip includes round trip airfare, some ground transport at destination, 2 nights' hotel accommodations, and a $250 check for each person on the team.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES VALENTINE'S DAY CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

February 27, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that shows off your food, decorations, handmade gifts, or anything else you're making for Valentine's Day.
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

3 First Prizes: A set of two Long Distance Touch Lamps, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or mug (ARV $175 USD).
25 Runner-up Prizes: A heart headphone splitter; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt or mug (ARV $31 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION RECIPE PHOTO CONTEST – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

The Idaho Potato Commission is looking for your photos! For this round, one recipe using Idaho potatoes has been provided. Your assignment: prepare one or more recipes, take some beautiful photos, and enter them in this contest. Up to 3 photos per recipe may be entered.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prize: $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CHRISTIE GET GAME READY

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Do you have a pre-game ritual for watching NHL games? Photograph or take a video clip (5 minutes or less) of it, then submit your pictorial record as your entry. If using social media, include the hashtag #getgamereadycontest. and if using Twitter, add the @Sportsnet tag as well. This will enter you into both a contest and a weekly sweepstakes.
The contest portion of the promotion has three entry periods ending January 14, February 4, and February 28, 2017. Other than the finalists in periods 1 & 2, non-winning entries will carry over to subsequent periods.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority.

PRIZES

3 Grand Prizes (1 per entry period): A trip for winner and 3 guests to watch an NHL® game during the 2016-2017 regular season. Trip includes airfare to chosen game's city, ground transportation, 2 nights hotel accommodation, 4 tickets to an NHL® game during the 2016-2017 regular season, and $1,000 CAD spending money. Each winner will attend a different game (ARV CAD $4650-$8000).
160 Second Prizes (random; 20/weekly entry period): A CAD $125 promotional code valid for purchases at Shop.NHL.com, a "Snacks Package" (ARV CAD $25), containing coupons for an assortment of CHRISTIE products.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MARY BROWN'S JINGLE CONTEST

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a fun original jingle about Mary Brown's Big Mary sandwich — in 30 seconds or less, sing it by yourself (or with a friend!), make a fun beat, or play an instrument with your entry. Video or audio clips are preferred but they will also consider submissions of lyrics. Upload your entry to Facebook with the tag #MaryBrowns or message it to the sponsor.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada who are age 14 or older.

PRIZES

First Prize: $1000 and FREE Big Marys for a whole year.
Second Prize: $100 Mary Brown's Gift Card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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CREATE COOKING CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

February 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Want to host your own web TV series? Create a two-minute audition video sharing a culinary tip, recipe, project, or idea. Show off your skill and enthusiasm, "teaching" your audience. Don't show any product brand names — pre-measuring the product into a container or measuring cup is better. Don't add any music to your video.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $4,000 and production equipment (ARV ~$1,000) to finance and produce the completion of a Web series of 10 or more additional episodes, each 2 minutes in length, to appear on CreateTV.com.
Second Prize:  $1,000 and production equipment (ARV ~$1,000) for the completion of a short Web series of 3 additional episodes, each 2 minutes in length, to appear on CreateTV.com.
5 Third Prizes: A "basket" of Create-branded goods (ARV $150).
Fourth Prize: A signed cookbook from one of Create’s Culinary Hosts and a Create-branded, host-signed apron (ARV $100).
10 Fifth Prizes: Winner's own Create-branded apron (ARV $25).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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USERFARM/NUTELLA: SPREAD THE CHRISTMAS JOY!

DEADLINE

March 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a beautiful, joyful Christmas tale, inspired by Nutella. This is to be heartwarming and emotional Christmas story, not a commercial. You can make a real life or animated story, and Nutella can be a character, an ingredient in a family recipe, the glue that holds Christmas together, etc. — something to make the families watching to share the joy and smiles.
The video should be up to 30 seconds long. You may use Spanish, French, English or German — but a story told without words is best. Download the provided end board and use it to close your video. Please check the list of "don'ts" to know what to avoid. If your video is selected, you will be requested to also provide the sound on a separate file.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. Must be age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Note: these amounts are considered compensation for video rights, not prizes.
First Video Reward: €7,000.
Second & Third Video Rewards: €3,000.
Fourth & Fifth Video Rewards: €2,000.
Sixth – Eleventh Video Rewards: €1,000.
Twelvth-Fifteenth Video Rewards: €500 each.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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USERFARM/GAROFALO: CELEBRATING PASSION FOR UNIQUENESS

DEADLINE

March 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a video telling a story of passion — passion that is fulfilled with no compromises, passion that can generate unique products. It shouldn't be a pasta commercial, but you must include Garafalo product in a way that fits with your story. 
The video should be up to 45 seconds long. You may use  English or Italian — but a story told without words is best. Make a video people will want to share and that works even without audio (but use only approved music if you do use it). Download the provided end board and use it to close your video. Please check the list of "don'ts" to know what to avoid. 

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. Must be age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Note: these amounts are considered compensation for video rights, not prizes.
First Video Reward: €4,000.
Second – Fourth Video Rewards: €2,000.
Fifth & Sixth Video Rewards: €1,000.
Any additional videos selected will  receive €1,000 if the full video is used, or €100 if 10 seconds or less of the video will be used.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL 2017 ART POSTER CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 17, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a poster, suitable for reproduction, advertising the Gilroy Garlic Festival. It must contain the words "Gilroy Garlic Festival" and festival dates "July 28, 29, & 30, 2017." You may not use the festival logo or any other logo. Finished size must be between 16"x20" and 18"x24".  Submit your original art, mounted or framed so that it will stand on its own for display.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States. No age limits stated.

PRIZES

First Prize: $500, plus ten posters and one of each souvenir item produced with winner's artwork.
Second Prize: $250.
Third Prize: $100.
"People's Choice" Prize: $200.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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USERFARM/GALBANI: AUTHENTIC ITALIAN… WHOOPS!

DEADLINE

March 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create a video with a story of people who try things the Italian way or are enthusiastic for the Italian character — but who can’t quite manage to create the real Italian atmosphere, the authentic Italian experience. End the video by revealing what the real Italian way is. You can focus on the kitchen if you wish, but you don't have to do so. The product doesn't have to be shown unless it fits naturally into the story. If you do use it, it's better to focus on the package only.
The video should be up to 20 seconds long. You may use any language but should have English subtitles. Start the video with the cover "Inspired by the authentic Italian way?" and download the provided end board and use it to close your video. Please check the list of "don'ts" to know what to avoid.

ELIGIBILITY

Open worldwide. Must be age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Note: these amounts are considered compensation for video rights, not prizes.
First Video Reward: €5,000.
Second Video Reward: €3,000.
Third Video Reward: €2,000.
Any additional videos selected will  receive €1,000 if the full video is used, or €100 if 5 seconds or less of the video will be used.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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LAY'S® DO US A FLAVOR® THE PITCH CONTEST

DEADLINE

March 19, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Enter your suggestion for a new flavor of Lay's Chips, with a title and up to three ingredients. Pitch your flavor inspiration or description with enthusiasm in one or more of the following ways: Words (600 character limit); Photo; or Video (30-45 seconds long and music-free). Do not submit an existing flavor or previous finalist flavor, or anything substantially similar.
Three finalists will have their flavors made and voted on later this year.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, PR and DC who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

7 Semi-Finalist Prizes: $10,000.
2 Finalist Prizes: $50,000.
Grand Prize: $1,000,000.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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BC VQA EXPLORE BC WINE – 3

DEADLINE

March 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Take a photo of your favourite BC VQA wine experience, and post it to Instagram or Twitter, including the hashtag #ExploreBCWine. There are three entry periods for this contest, and it appears that non-winning entries carry over to subsequent periods.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC) who are age 19 or older.

PRIZES

3 Grand Prizes (1/entry period): A 3-day/2-night trip for winner and 1 verified guest to British Columbia Wine Country, Canada. The prizes are seasonal, so each is different. Includes round-trip coach transportation from one of selected airports in British Columbia or Alberta to Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; 2 nights’ accommodations in British Columbia Wine Country; and lunch and dinner for 2 people over 3 days (ARV $1,750).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SWEETSTACKS 1st HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

June 2, 2017 (extended from January 8, 2017)

DESCRIPTION

Enter a photo of a family cooking or eating SweetStacks Gourmet Pancakes, Waffles or Guam Banana Donuts.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the United States and Guam who are age 14 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $300 and a year’s supply of SweetStacks Pancake Mix or Banana Donut Mix (12 Mixes).
Second Prize: $200 and SweetStacks Pancake Mix or Banana Donut Mix (6 Mixes).
Third Prize: $100 and SweetStacks Pancake Mix or Banana Donut Mix (3 Mixes).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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