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.

10-28-17   CHEF'S ROLL "BARILLA NATIONAL PASTA MONTH 2017" CONTEST
10-30-17   "YOUR COFFEE – YOUR WAY" RECIPE CONTEST
10-31-17   SMITHFIELD REAL FLAVOUR REAL FAST CONTEST – 3
10-31-17   FRIGO® CHEESE HEADS® "BUILD A BRIGHT FUTURE"
10-31-17   #BITECLUBCONTEST
10-31-17   NIGHT OF INFAMY CONTEST

11-01-17   SWEETANGO APPLE SHARE THE CRUNCH CONTEST
11-01-17   MARYLAND SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL 2018 COVER ART COMPETITION
11-01-17   "COLOR THIS DISH" CONTEST – NOVEMBER 2017
11-01-17   DORITOS® TAKE A BOLD HIKE ON NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY new
11-03-17   SPUDTACULARLY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST new
11-06-17   INSTRUCTABLES TEACHERS CONTEST 2017
11-09-17   FOLGERS SHARE A COFFEE CONTEST – PHASE 2
11-13-17   INSTRUCTABLES HALLOWEEN CONTEST 2017
11-15-17   MADE BY MILK™ 2017 CARTON CONSTRUCTION CONTEST
11-15-17   ALIVE & COOKING ART CONTEST
11-15-17   DORITOS® HOT & SPICY STOP MOTION VIDEO CHALLENGE new

12-01-17   #KasloSourdough “SHARE A HEALTHY MEAL” PHOTO CONTEST new
12-04-17   FOLGERS SHARE A COFFEE CONTEST – PHASE 3
12-18-17   2017 CRANBERRY FRIENDSGIVING PHOTO CONTEST new
12-31-17   LEE'S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN "FAMOUS FAN" CONTEST new


CHEF'S ROLL "BARILLA NATIONAL PASTA MONTH 2017" CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 28, 2017

DESCRIPTION

How do you celebrate National Pasta Month? Enter a photo showing your original dish using Barilla Pasta products to demonstrate it. If entering via Instagram, include the hashtag #barillapastamonth. There will be one prize awarded each week of this contest. As far as we can tell from the rules, non-winning entries do not carry over to subsequent weeks.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Week 1 Prize:1 paring knife, 3 inch blade made of CTS-XHP super stainless, removable cocobolo wood handles with torched titanium hardware, black dlc coated (ARV $225 USD).
Week 2 Prize: 1 santoku, 6.5 inch blade made of CTS-XHP super stainless, removable cocobolo wood handles with torched titanium hardware, black dlc coated (ARV $400 USD).
Week 3 Prize: 1 santoku, 6.5 inch blade made of CTS-XHP super stainless, removable 10,000 year old ancient bog birch wood handles with torched titanium hardware, black dlc coated (ARV $425 USD).
Week 4 Prize: 1 paring knife, 3 inch blade made of CTS-XHP super stainless, removable 10,000 year old ancient bog birch wood handles with torched titanium hardware, black dlc coated (ARV $225 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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YOUR COFFEE – YOUR WAY" RECIPE CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Register to participate, then use the app on the sponsor's website to create your hot beverage recipe, choosing from various coffees, cappuccinos, creamers, sweeteners, syrups, and toppings to make a unique blend. Promote your entry — voting is the first stage of choosing the winner. The ability to cast a vote must be earned by performing various actions at Speedway, like signing up for various perks, or purchasing a hot beverage.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, MI, NH, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, WV or WI who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Free coffee for a year at Speedway, in the form of a $500 Food & Merchandise Gift Card.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SMITHFIELD REAL FLAVOUR REAL FAST CONTEST – 3

DEADLINE

October 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 last 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 "Back To Routine." 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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FRIGO® CHEESE HEADS® "BUILD A BRIGHT FUTURE"

DEADLINE

October 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit an essay (50-200 words) describing how the school you nominate could use $10,000 to build a bright future for its students. You may submit up to two nominations, either for the same school or for two different schools.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Winning Designated School Award: $10,000 USD awarded in the form of a check payable to the Designated School, to be used towards the cause or project described in the winning Essay.
9 Runner-Up Designated School Awards: $2,500, awarded in the form of a check payable to the Designated School, to be used toward the cause or project described in the winning Essay.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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#BITECLUBCONTEST

DEADLINE

October 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Make your favorite Dr. Oz Bite Club recipe, or any recipe featured on DoctorOz.com, and photograph it. Post your photo to Instagram or Twitter as directed in the rules, using the hashtag #BiteClubContest and tagging the official Doctor Oz account on that platform as well as following it.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

40 Prizes: Instant Pot Duo Plus cooker (ARV $120).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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NIGHT OF INFAMY CONTEST

DEADLINE

October 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo that includes the "19th Cork" (which are randomly placed in specially-marked 19 Crimes wine bottles), or simply enter a photo and add the virtual version of the 19th Cork available on the website after you register and upload the photo. Complete your entry by describing how your photo or your use of the 19th Cork embodies the rogue spirit of the 19 Crimes brand. If entering on Instagram, use either the hashtag “#19thCorkContestor the hashtags “#19thCork” and “#Contest. It looks like photos using the virtual version of the 19th cork may only be entered on the website.
Entering the contest also enters you in the associated sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is divided into 8 entry periods, and non-winning entries do not carry over to subsequent periods. The contest is not divided into entry periods.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC (excluding UT) and legal residents of Canada (excluding QC) who are age 21 or older.

PRIZES

20 Contest Prizes (19 for US residents, 1 for a Canadian): A 2-day/1-night trip for the winner and 1 guest to visit Alcatraz in San Francisco, California from April 18, 2018 to April 19, 2018. Includes round-trip air transportation to San Francisco, CA; 1 night hotel accommodations; Night of Infamy party admission for winner and guest on April 18, 2018; and a check for $1,000 made payable to the winner (ARV $3,775 USD / $5,098 CAD).
For sweepstakes prizes, please see the rules.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SWEETANGO APPLE SHARE THE CRUNCH CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo, video or written post to show how you Share The Crunch — that is, share Sweetango apples. If using social media instead of a form to enter, include the hashtags #ShareTheCrunch and #Entry and follow the sponsor if required. Since this contest's winner is chosen solely by votes, be sure to share your post.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding QC) and the United States (excluding AZ and CO) who are age 18 or older.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1,000 USD for the Grand Prize Winner, and $1,000 USD for the nearest nonprofit or 501(c)(3) tax exempt foodbank that services the Grand Prize Winner’s city, county/parish, or state/province with feeding programs that address hunger, as chosen by the Administrator in its sole discretion (ARV $1,000 USD).
40 Second Prizes (random): A gift box of 6 SweeTango apples, mailed to winners via USPS, FedEx or UPS (ARV $30 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MARYLAND SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL 2018 COVER ART COMPETITION

DEADLINE

November 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create an artwork related to sheep or wool, for use on the catalog cover, poster, t-shirts and other items available at the Sheep & Wool Festival. Any 2-dimensional media is acceptable, including computer generated work. Entries should be no larger than 18" x 24", and suitable for use on the 5.5” x 8.5” Festival catalog cover as well as on T-shirts, coffee mugs, posters, advertisements, etc. Collaborations are allowed but all artists must sign the release form.

ELIGIBILITY

No requirements given. Because the entry form requires signatures, you should probably be of the age of majority to enter.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $1,000.
Up to four $100 Honorable Mention Awards (no prize announced).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"COLOR THIS DISH CONTEST – NOVEMBER 2017

DEADLINE

November 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

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

ELIGIBILITY

Must have reached the age of majority and be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), the 50 United States, or DC.

PRIZES

First Prize: A $500 check, and winner may have his/her recipe name and photo appear in a future issue of Food Network Magazine.
3 Runner-up Prizes: $50 check, and winners may have their recipe names and their photos appear in a future issue of Food Network Magazine.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DORITOS® TAKE A BOLD HIKE ON NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY

DEADLINE

November 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit photos featuring Doritos chips and/or bags in the wilderness, designed to be shared on Instagram on National Take a Hike Day. Be BOLD but don't be unsafe. A number of downloadable images are available on the the contest website.
Note: To read the information on the contest website, you will have to first join the "Legion of the Bold," a creative community that is offered numerous challenges ranging from social media assignments to video and/or recipe creation.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $2,500 & 1,000 community points.
Second Prize: $1,500 & 750 community points.
Third Prize: $1,000 & 500 community points.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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SPUDTACULARLY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 3, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo of your creatively dressed Halloween Spud. It can be a potato carving, spooky recipe, or tater costume (worn by a human or your furry friends).

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: Le Creuset Stoneware Shallow Square Covered Baker, Flame, a $50 VISA gift card and a 15-lb. bag of Fresh Idaho® potatoes (ARV $100).
5 Runner-up Prizes: A 15-lb bag of Idaho potatoes.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES TEACHERS CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

November 6, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something that can be an asset to other educators in the classroom. Presumably food-based teaching modules would qualify, as well as non-food related Instructables.
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. NOTE: This contest is open to teachers only but the age restrictions remain the same.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: An Afterschool Maker Program Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
Judges' Prize: An Afterschool Maker Program Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $475 USD).
3 First Prizes: A Classroom Motorized ArtBot Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $125 USD).
5 Second Prizes: A Classroom Paper Circuit Kit and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $75 USD).
10 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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FOLGERS SHARE A COFFEE CONTEST – PHASE 2

DEADLINE

November 9, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit the registration form, naming a friend with whom you would like to reconnect. Tell the friend's relationship to you, how long it has been been since you have seen them, and share a story (max 2,000 characters) about what you have shared with your friend. This information will not be publicized. You must have written information from your friend to share this information, which you must show the sponsor if requested.
Although this contest has three phases of judging, you may only enter once. Submissions that do not win in an earlier phase will be reconsidered in subsequent phases.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

2 Grand Prizes (0 in Phase 2):A trip to Chicago, IL to reunite with the friend identified in the winner's submission, and a trip to Chicago for the friend. Includes round trip air transportation for both to Chicago, IL; 2 nights' hotel accommodations for both winner and friend; 2 $150 gift cards that winner and Friend can use for round trip ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel; $500 spending money for winner; and travel agent services. Winner and Friend must travel on the dates in early January 2018 or February 2018. (ARV $4,450).
40 First Prizes (10 in Phase 2):Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee 2-Pack and 2 Folgers® Red Mugs (ARV $35).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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INSTRUCTABLES HALLOWEEN CONTEST 2017

DEADLINE

November 13, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring something that you make to help celebrate Halloween. Any aspect of the celebration qualifies — there will be a first prize for Best Costume/Prop, another for Best Decoration, and one for Best Food (where contest cooks should shine!). There is even a prize for Best Pet Costume!
You may also enter any Instructable with this theme that was created after the end of the previous Halloween contests.

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: Raise3D N2 and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $2824 USD)
Judges' Prize: Petcube Play and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $225 USD)
3 First Prizes: Macbook Air and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $1025 USD)
5 Second Prizes: GoPro Hero Session; GoPro Accessory Kit; and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $195 USD).
10 Third Prizes: Leatherman Style PS Multitool and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $53 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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MADE BY MILK™ 2017 CARTON CONSTRUCTION CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Teams of students are invited to collect milk cartons and use them to create sculptures with a sports theme. Supporting materials may be used but should be kept to a minimum. Submit four photos of the sculpture (no students in photo, please!). Submit them with an essay (200 word max) about what makes the sculpture complete and required details about the sculpture.
The contest is split into two age groups, PreK - Grade 5 and Grades 6-12. The age groups are further divided into categories by the number of cartons used, whether more than or less than 300. Each team must have an adult sponsor who will submit the project, but the work should be done by the students. 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to schools in the 50 United States and DC (as per entry form). The entry must be submitted by an adult sponsor, but the creation should be made by students in PreK - Grade 12.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: $5,000,
6 Elementary Prizes (3/category): $1,000.
6 Middle/High School Prizes (3/category): $1,000.
People’s Choice Award: $2,500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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ALIVE & COOKING ART CONTEST

DEADLINE

November 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a painting, drawing, or mixed media artwork, in color and at least 11" x 18" in size. The art should evoke "the feeling and memories shared with loved ones cooking their favorite family recipe."

ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and DC who are age 65 or older.

PRIZES

Prize: Winner's artwork will be used for the cover of the Alive & Cooking Cookbook.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DORITOS® HOT & SPICY STOP MOTION VIDEO CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

November 15, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Create an especially bold stop motion video (:15 seconds max) showcasing the bold flavor and heat of Doritos hot & spicy products. Feature a bag or chip of at least one of these products:  Doritos Salsa Verde, Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili, Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon, Doritos Dinamita Fiery Habanero, Doritos Flamas, or Doritos Tapatio. A number of downloadable images are available on the the contest website.
Note: To read the information on the contest website, you will have to first join the "Legion of the Bold," a creative community that is offered numerous challenges ranging from social media assignments to video and/or recipe creation.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

First Prize: $5,000 & 2,000 community points.
Second Prize: $2,500 & 1,500 community points.
Third Prize: $1,000 & 1,000 community points.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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#KasloSourdough “SHARE A HEALTHY MEAL” PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo that shows you enjoying, discovering and sharing Kaslo's sourdough pasta. The photo must include a Sourdough Pasta Fermentata package or product in it somewhere. Include the hashtag #KASLOSOURDOUGH in your post if entering by social media. Watermarked photos are not accepte

ELIGIBILITY

Open to anyone over 18 so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

PRIZES

First Prize: $250.00 + 3 pkts. pasta
Second Prize: $150.00 + 3 pkts. pasta
Third Prize: $100.00 + 6 pack of pasta.
Fourth Prize: 6 pack of pasta

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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FOLGERS SHARE A COFFEE CONTEST – PHASE 3

DEADLINE

December 4, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit the registration form, naming a friend with whom you would like to reconnect. Tell the friend's relationship to you, how long it has been been since you have seen them, and share a story (max 2,000 characters) about what you have shared with your friend. This information will not be publicized. You must have written information from your friend to share this information, which you must show the sponsor if requested.
Although this contest has three phases of judging, you may only enter once. Submissions that do not win in an earlier phase will be reconsidered in subsequent phases.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

2 Grand Prizes (1 in Phase 3): A trip to Chicago, IL to reunite with the friend identified in the winner's submission, and a trip to Chicago for the friend. Includes round trip, air transportation for both to Chicago, IL; 2 nights' hotel accommodations for both winner and friend; 2 $150 gift cards that winner and Friend can use for round trip ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel; $500 spending money for winner; and travel agent services. Winner and Friend must travel on the dates in early January 2018 or February 2018. (ARV $4,450).
40 First Prizes (20 in Phase 3): Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee 2-Pack and 2 Folgers® Red Mugs (ARV $35).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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2017 CRANBERRY FRIENDSGIVING PHOTO CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 18, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo that shows how cranberries play a part in your Friendsgiving celebration, in one of these categories: Drink, Décor, or Food. After you enter, you are encouraged to share your photo in an effort to generate votes. Please use the hashtag #FriendsgivingCranberryContest as you do. Recipes will also be divided into 5 geographical regions for judging.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

8 Prizes (1/category + 1/region): $500.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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LEE'S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN "FAMOUS FAN" CONTEST

DEADLINE

December 31, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Post a photo that is Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken-related to Facebook (sponsor's wall), Twitter, or Instagram. Include the #FamousForChicken hashtag. The photo should fit the theme "Famous Fan."

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Prizes (unspecified number): A Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken gift certificate, ranging from $10 - $25 based on the quality of the winning entry, and the winning photo featured as the "Famous Fan" on Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken's Facebook page and website. 

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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