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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.
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ONGOING WEEKLY, MONTHLY, etc. CONTESTS:
- Frank's Sauerkraut "Search for Sweetness" Contest - Deadline: Unknown
Frank’s sauerkraut is looking for new faces for our labels. Send a photo of your self, your family or your group “making everyday sweet” with Frank’s Sweet Sauerkraut and a short sentence describing what you’re doing in the photo and who we’re looking at.
- BetterRecipes.com Weekly Recipe Contest
Weekly themed contests with 2 prizes per week: $250 to the recipe chosen by our judges and $250 to the recipe with most votes from the community.
- National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program: FREE to any Third Grade Classroom in the country and teachers can register NOW for the 2014 program. Bonnie Plants will truck 2”cabbage plants to every third grade classroom in the country, in spring, whose teachers register for the program.
CONTESTS WITH DEADLINES
Contests are listed in order, by the Deadline date for entering the contest.
- APC Amateur National Pie Championships - Deadline: March 28, 2014
American Pie Council. The Contest is open only to amateur home cooks. The Contest recipe must be an original that was created by the person making the entry.
CATEGORIES/SUBCATEGORIES: King Arthur Apple, Chocolate, Blueberry, Innovation, Citrus, Cream, Comstock®/Wilderness® Filling & Topping (includes Apple, Cherry, Blueberry, Strawberry and Peach subcategories), Cream Cheese, Fruit/Berry, Special Dietary (No Sugar Added and/or Gluten Free), Key Lime, Pecan, Peach, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin, and Open.
PRIZES: One Grand Prize: A check for $5,000 and a gift basket.
15 First Place Prizes: A check for $200 ARV: $200.
15 Second Place Prizes: A check for $150.
15 Third Place Prizes: A check for $100.
Comstock®/Wilderness® Filling & Topping Category: One First Place Prize: A check for $200. Four Remaining Subcategory Runner Up Prizes: A check for $100.
- APC Professional National Pie Championships - Deadline: March 28, 2014
American Pie Council. The Contest is open only to professional chefs, cooks, bakers, food writers, food home economists, students enrolled in a degree program at a cooking school, or any other person who regularly makes pies, baked goods or recipes for pay.
AUI Fine Foods Tart, Blueberry, Chocolate, Cherry, Innovation, Citrus, Cream, Cream Cheese, Fruit/Berry, Pecan, Peanut Butter, The King Arthur Flour Perfect Apple Pie, and Open. Only dessert pies may be entered and must include a bottom and side crust.
PRIZES: One Grand Prize: Round trip airfare for two to Zurich, Switzerland, 3 night hotel stay & meals included for 3 days, and a Gift Basket. (Approximate Retail Value: $5,100)
13 First Place Prizes: A check for $200.
- PB My Way: U.S. of Peanut Butter Recipe Contest - Deadline: March 31, 2014
March is National Peanut Month. Do you have hometown PB pride? Then we want to hear from you! Our fifth annual “PB My Way” recipe contest, launching March 1, is calling for your favorite peanut butter-powered recipe that speaks to your region. Regions include: West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast.
Five winners – one from each region – will receive a year’s supply of peanut butter, and their recipe professionally photographed.
From the five regional winners, we will select one Grand Prize Winner, who will receive an iPad.
- Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' “State Dinner” - Deadline: April 1, 2014
Contest begins on March 7, 2014
To inspire families around the country to eat well, First Lady Michelle Obama, the USDA, the U.S. Department of Education, and Epicurious have once again teamed up for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest.
If you are the parent of a budding chef between the ages of 8 and 12, you're invited to work together and send in your child's original lunch recipe inspired by the USDA's MyPlate.
You and your child could win a trip to Washington, D.C., and you may have the opportunity to represent your state at the Kids' "State Dinner," hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House.
- Vermont Maple Cooking Contest - Contest: April 24, 2014
Get out your favorite recipes, whip up your tastiest maple foods, and prepare to enter the contests at the 48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival. All entries will be judged by a team of judges on Thursday evening, April 24th, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m.
• Pies/Other Desserts
• Pickles, Preserves, Sauces & Dressings
• Maple, For the Health of it
• Youth (14 & under)
Each dish entered must contain a significant amount of Pure Vermont maple (syrup, sugar or cream). The use of other Vermont products is encouraged.
For complete detail and various Awards see the contest website.
- Great Garlic Festival Recipe Contest & Cook-off - Deadline: May 1, 2014
Recipes must be original and specify at least six cloves of fresh garlic, or the equivalent packaged form (three teaspoons minced or chopped.)
The most delicious-sounding recipes, approximately 50, are forwarded to a professional food consultant who makes the final selection of the eight recipes. The consultant prepares each recipe to ensure correct measurements and use of ingredients. These finalists’ recipes are those considered to make the most interesting and exciting contest.
The finalists come to Gilroy to prepare their recipes on the Saturday of the festival in front of the public. By 12:15, celebrity judges pick their favorites.
The winner of the Great Garlic Cook-Off is appropriately honored with a crown of garlic and goes home $5,000 richer.
Second place is awarded $2,500; third, $1,000.
The other finalists are given $100.00 each.
- Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest - Deadline: June 1, 2014
The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission is once again excited to sponsor a contest in partnership with Louisiana Cookin’ to find the best sweet potato recipes in the country.
This year’s entries can utilize fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes.
We will award 5 category winners, one each in the following categories:
• Fresh Sweet Potatoes
• Canned Sweet Potatoes
• Frozen Sweet Potatoes
• Culinary Student
• Professional Chef
• Each category winner will receive $500.
• A grand prize winner will be selected to receive $1000.
- Maple Leaf Farms Discover Duck Recipe Contest - Deadline: June 6, 2014
Contest for Professional Chefs and Culinary Students
2014 Discover Duck Recipe Contest Theme: "Duck Redefined".
Submit up to three (3) original recipes that showcase Maple Leaf Farms duck in creative new ways for a chance to win one of these great prizes in one of two categories.
• Chef Category Prizes:
· Grand Prize - $10,000
· Four (4) Finalist Prizes - $1,000 each
• Student Category Prizes:
· Grand Prize $2,500 & knife roll, Plus $1,000 worth of duck products to the winner's school
· Four (4) Finalist Prizes: $500 each & knife roll
- Mad About Mushrooms Recipe Contest - Deadline: January 15, 2015
How fortunate we are to be living in this land of plenty where a fungal feast awaits us when we walk into the woods! You are invited to celebrate our good fortune by creating a recipe which features mushrooms. The type of dish is yours to choose: appetizer, soup, salad/vegetable, main dish, miscellaneous (perhaps even a dessert!). Local mushroomers will prepare and evaluate the recipes, choosing the winners. Contest is open to both amateur and professional cooks.
Prize winning recipe(s) will be determined based on overall flavor and visual appeal.
The grand prize winner will receive a locally made Port Orford Cedar plank and a signed copy of mushroom maestro Jack Czarnecki's lovely book, Portobello, sure to delight any contest winner.
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