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.

09-18-17   INSTRUCTABLES FIRST TIME AUTHOR CONTEST
09-20-17   DORITOS® NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE new
09-30-17   "TAKE A YEAR OFF" CONTEST new

10-01-17   "COLOR THIS DISH" CONTEST – OCTOBER 2017
10-02-17   INSTRUCTABLES OUTSIDE CONTEST 2017
10-31-17   SMITHFIELD REAL FLAVOUR REAL FAST CONTEST – 3

INSTRUCTABLES FIRST TIME AUTHOR CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 18, 2017

DESCRIPTION

If you have never entered an Instructable contest before, this contest is for you! Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable on any topic. You can even do an Instructable that fits the theme of one of the other current Instructables contests and enter it in both contests. Only your very first Instructable is eligible for 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: MacBook Air an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $975 USD).
3 First Prizes: Nikon Coolpix L340 20.2MP Digital Camera Camera Case and SD card, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $213 USD).
5 Second Prizes: Leatherman Juice S2 Multi-Tool, and  an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $90 USD).
20 Runner-up Prizes: Cell Phone Camera Lens, and an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt (ARV $37 USD).

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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DORITOS® NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY DESIGN CHALLENGE

DEADLINE

September 20, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Design an original, 2-4 frame comic strip design that Doritos can feature on Instagram for National Comic Book Day. Doritos logo, bag or chipsshould be in the final image/design. 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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"TAKE A YEAR OFF" CONTEST

DEADLINE

September 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Submit a short essay (up to 200 words) explaining what you would do with your time if you could take a year off. It doesn't look like you need to mention the sponsor's product in your essay, but the entry form does require the bottle code for a bottle of Blue Chair Bay Rum. Do not discuss children in your essay.

ELIGIBILITY

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

PRIZES

Grand Prize: USD $50,000.

DETAILS

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RULES & REGS

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"COLOR THIS DISH CONTEST – OCTOBER 2017

DEADLINE

October 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Download and color this picture of a calavera (sugar skull), 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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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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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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