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Recipe Contests, Cook-Offs, Bake-Offs, Cooking Contests, TV Casting Calls for 2015 into 2016.  For both amateur cooks & professional chefs

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Most of these contests have very good prizes, some up to $1,000,000 in cash for the grand prize winner. If you like to cook, and have a great recipe, why not enter? You just might win!
NOTE: I only list contests involving some ‘skill’ - I do not have the time or space to list all of the “Sweepstakes” type contests in which winners are chosen at random.
Click Here for a list of previous Contests with expired deadlines

Contests are listed in order by the Entry Deadline date:

(click on a contest name to go to the contest website for details)

Chiquita Cooking Lab Recipe Contest - Deadline: Nov 1, 2015

    This is a recipe contest for Chiquita bananas. You make your own recipe using the three secret ingredients (which an online scratcher reveals are cream cheese, chocolate chips, and Chiquita bananas). Once a recipe is submitted, a winner will be chosen based on use of ingredients, creativity, feasibility, and flavor/overall appeal.
    $2000 cash prize for one (1) winner

9th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - Deadline: Nov 10, 2015

    The Hot Pepper Awards is now accepting entries for The 9th Annual Hot Pepper Awards.
    No amateur entries.
    All entries must be commercially made (commercial kitchen, co-packer, mass-production) or you must be in accordance with your local requirements for production, with labels and tamper-free packaging (preferred), and be available for sale somewhere on the Internet*, even if it's only your own website.
    · Earlybird Deadline - enter online by Oct 15 - $40 per entry
    · Regular Deadline - enter online by Oct 31 - $50 per entry
    · Final Deadline - enter online by Nov 10 - $60 per entry
    See the website for complete entry details and Awards: Best Overall categories; Foodie Awards and Industry Awards.

Clabber Girl Race Day Recipe Contest - Deadline: Nov 16, 2015

    Clabber Girl Corporation, manufacturer of America’s #1 brand of baking powder and sister company of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is proud to announce their plans for a cookbook dedicated to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
    To commemorate this milestone, Clabber Girl is creating a special cookbook, ‘Brickyard to Backyard: Remembering Recipes from Race Days Past,’ that reflects our ties to IMS and honors long-standing family traditions. The cookbook will feature recipes associated with the track from Indianapolis 500 fans along with their favorite track memory and photograph. 
    Recipes, memories, and photographs must be the original work of the participant, must not be copied or reproduced from any published or copyrighted source, and must not contain trademarked names.
    Each participant that is selected to be included in the Brickyard to Backyard Cookbook will receive a complimentary copy of the final publication, as well as an invitation to a "Launch
    Party" to be held at Clabber Girl Corporate Headquarters (900 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN) in April 2016.

Idaho Potato Tailgating Recipe Contest
 - Deadline: November 20, 2015

    The Idaho Potato Commission wants YOU to reveal your best tailgating recipes for a chance win an all-expense-paid VIP trip for two to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
    If you’ve got a winning recipe for crispy homemade Idaho potato chips, spicy Idaho potato skins, a creamy Idaho® potato dip, or great ideas for baked Idaho potato toppings, we want to know!. Your original tailgating-themed recipe must use Idaho potatoes as the main ingredient.
    The IPC will select the top five recipes based on five factors:
    · Creativity/originality · Use of Idaho potatoes · Ease of preparation
    · Taste/Flavor · Tailgating Theme
    Grand Prize – All-expense paid trip to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 20, 2015 (includes round-trip airfare for two, two nights at a luxury hotel, $1,000 spending money) where they will receive box tickets and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium and broadcasting area with college football sideline reporter Heather Cox. Or, winner can elect to receive a $5,000 cash prize.
    Runners Up – Five (5) runners up will each receive $500 cash.

Holiday Cookie Contest - Deadline: November 24, 2015

    Go Bold With Butter is hosting a cookie contest.
    Share your best original cookie recipe for a chance to win $2,000! We love all types of cookies: snowball cookies, sandwich cookies, thumbprints, crinkles, pinwheels and more. When it comes to any type of cookie baking, nothing beats authentic flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures you can only get from rich, creamy REAL Butter.
     • 1st place: $2,000
     • 2nd place: $1,000
     • 3rd place: $500

NUTRIPY Recipe Photo Contest - Deadline: Nov 24, 2015

    Make one of our recipes provided on the website and submit a photo of the finished dish for a chance to win a $50 VISA eGift Card or a $25 VISA eGift Card!

International Biscuit Festival 2016 Art Exhibition
 - Deadline: March 25, 2016

    The International Biscuit Festival 2016 has begun accepting submissions for the Festival’s Biscuit Art Exhibition. The exhibition will open May 6, 2016 in downtown Knoxville and will last through May 30, 2016.
    The Biscuit Art Exhibition will feature artwork with a Biscuit theme. Previous winners have created a multitude of unique pieces, with Best in Show 2015 going to Tarrer Pace for her paper model "BnB."
    Submissions are open to all artists 18 or older and works may be created in all 2D and 3D media.
    The selected Biscuit artwork will be exhibited in downtown Knoxville at local favorites Rala and Coffee & Chocolate. One Best in Show award and two Merit awards will be presented on Friday, May 6, 2016. A total of $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.


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