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.

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07-24-17   INSTRUCTABLES UNUSUAL USES CHALLENGE 2017
07-25-17   "LONGSHOT AMERICAN HOMEBREW" CONTEST new
07-31-17   SMITHFIELD REAL FLAVOUR REAL FAST CONTEST – 2
07-31-17   THE SUMMER TWIST TASTE TOUR CONTEST new
07-31-17   WHITE CASTLE® ROYAL WEDDING CONTEST new

08-07-17   INSTRUCTABLES BEAT THE HEAT CHALLENGE 2017

10-02-17   INSTRUCTABLES OUTSIDE CONTEST 2017

INSTRUCTABLES UNUSUAL USES CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

July 24, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring an unusual use for an ordinary item. Entries do not have to be food-related but we think you can think of some ideas that are!
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 Grand Prizes: An iPad Mini 4; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $424 USD).
20 Runner-up Prizes: an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"LONGSHOT AMERICAN HOMEBREW" CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 25, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and submit a video (120 seconds, max) and short statement in which you explain why you should get a chance to brew with Samuel Adams. Show off your homebrew and passion for brewing. Don't use music you haven't composed, and don't show anyone other than yourself in the video.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A trip for winner and 1 guest to Boston, MA during a sponsor-specified period in 2017. Includes roundtrip air transportation to Boston, MA; 5 days and 4 nights standard hotel accommodations; a week long immersion experience at the Boston Brewery; roundtrip ground transfers between airport/hotel and hotel/brewery; and $500.00 in spending money (ARV $2,500). Winner will also win a trip with 1 guest to the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. Trip includes roundtrip air transportation to Denver, CO; 4 days and 3 nights hotel accommodations; and Friday and Saturday tickets to the Great American Beer Festival (ARV $2,500). Guest must be 21+.
3 First Prizes: A scholarship to the Siebel Institute’s online brewing education program (ARV $3,325) and a trip with 1 guest to the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. Trip includes roundtrip air transportation to Denver, CO; 4 days and 3 nights hotel accommodations; and Friday and Saturday tickets to the Great American Beer Festival (ARV $2,500). Guest must be 21+.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SMITHFIELD REAL FLAVOUR REAL FAST CONTEST – 2

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017 11:59:59am ET

DESCRIPTION

Create an original time-saving tip and/or trick that includes a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork product. Your entry must be in 150 words or less and submitted in English. You don't have to buy the product to enter and may develop your tip/trick with any pork you choose — but be sure to specify the Smithfield product in your entry.
This is the second of three entry periods with finalists chosen from each, and several overall prizes. The entry requirements are the same for each period, but the themes change. The theme for this period is "Summer Grilling." The promotion also includes a voter sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, PR, and DC who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

15 Finalist Prizes (5/entry period): a $100 pre-paid debit card.
3 Top Vote Prizes (1/entry period): A Smithfield Gift Pack (ARV $400).
Grand Prize:  A 2-night/3-day trip for 2 people (winner & one guest 21+) to Wine Country in Napa Valley, CA. Includes round trip airfare to a major gateway airport near San Francisco, CA; 2 nights hotel accommodations; a VIP tour and wine tasting at 2 Napa Valley wineries; lunch for winner and guest on the Napa Valley wine train; a $300 transportation allowance and a $500 dining allowance,both awarded in the form of a pre-paid debit card (Total ARV $5,000). Travel must be completed by December 31, 2018.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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THE SUMMER TWIST TASTE TOUR CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Describe your favorite summer flavors from your part of the country, and why you love them and love to cook with them.
Note: You can't paste your statement into the entry form; you must keystroke it in manually.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: A pop-up party with the PERDUE® Chicken Food Truck consisting of the following: a 4-hour private event for the winner and up to 100 of the winner’s guests; the PERDUE® Food Truck serving chicken, side dishes and soft drinks; seating; and entertainment. Event date must be scheduled to take place by November 1, 2017. Event location, menu and entertainment will be decided by Sponsor, who will attempt to select an event location that is close to the prize winner’s residence. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the PERDUE® Food Truck with a catered event of its choice (ARV $6,500).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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WHITE CASTLE® ROYAL WEDDING CONTEST

DEADLINE

July 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Are you engaged? Do you and your finance(e) love White Castle? Submit your royal love story by uploading at least 2 photos along with a short description of your love story, preferably including some elements having to do with White Castle. Tell the judges why you deserve to win a wedding at White Castle!

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and DC who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE: A prize package including a wedding for the winner and his/her future spouse at a White Castle in Las Vegas, NV; and a Honeymoon in Belgium. Wedding prize package includes roundtrip air transportation for 8 persons, including the winner, his/her future spouse, and 6 guests from major airports within the continental United States, to Las Vegas, NV (ARV $4,800); 3 nights’ hotel accommodations for all guests (ARV $6,000); transportation between hotel and rehearsal and wedding events (ARV $1,500); White Castle® swag for wedding party (ARV $500); White Castle® gift card (ARV $250); White Castle® retail coupons (ARV $0); rehearsal dinner (menu determined by Sponsor) (ARV $1,200); and wedding ceremony and reception (including photographer, cake, flowers, décor, and music) at a White Castle in Las Vegas (ARV $2,300; Sub-Total ARV Wedding Package $16,550). Wedding must take place between 3 and 6 months after winner confirmation.Honeymoon prize package includes:  Roundtrip airfare for the wedding couple to Brussels, Belgium (ARV $3,500); Hotel accommodations for the wedding couple for 4 nights in the Brussels region (ARV $900); Airport transfer to and from hotel accommodations (ARV $400); Accommodations for the wedding couple for 1 night in a Belgian Castle (ARV $400); Food allowance (ARV:$600); and In-country travel allowance (ARV $200; Sub-Total ARV Honeymoon $6,000; Total ARV of Prize $22,550).
2 First Prizes: White Castle will provide food and non-alcoholic refreshments for up to 200 people at the wedding reception or party of each of the 2 First Prize winners. The wedding reception or party must be located within the 48 contiguous United States (menu determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Food will be prepared on site during the reception or party, which shall not exceed a time period of 4 hours. Wedding or party must take place within 1 year from winner confirmation. (ARV $7,500 per wedding reception/party).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES BEAT THE HEAT CHALLENGE 2017

DEADLINE

August 7, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring tricks you have to keep cool on hot days. It can be something that cools you from the outside, or something to cool you on the inside!
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 Grand Prizes: SodaStream Power Metal - Starter Kit Kelty Discovery Shade Shelter and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $295 USD).
20 Runner-up Prizes: an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt : (ARV $25 USD)

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES OUTSIDE CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

October 2, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something you do outside. Camp Cooking might be a good area for you contest cooks to focus on, but there are many non-food outdoor projects you could consider.
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: THE BEACH LT Kayak; Oru Paddle; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1425 USD).
Judges' Prize: HOMESTEAD DOMEY 3 ; BIoLite Campstove 2 Bundle; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
3 First Prizes: HOMESTEAD DOMEY 3; BioLite PowerLight Bundle; Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $435.00 USD).
5 Second Prizes: BioLite Campstove 2 with Flexlight; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $145 USD).
10 Third Prizes: BioLite SiteLight XL; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $55 USD).
15 Runner-up Prizes: An Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $25 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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