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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:

Bass Pecan Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Submit a recipe using pecans as one of the ingredients.
    Recipes will be judged on taste, originality, feasibility and appearance. Overall winning recipe will be selected by our entire management staff.
    One winner will be chosen as the Grand Prize Winner. This contestant will receive the grand prize of $100 gift certificate to be used at Bass Pecan Company. The winner may be featured on our website. A recipe does not have to be one of our weekly featured recipes in order to be considered for the Grand Prize.

Southern Peanut Growers Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2014

    A recipe contest for foodservice members, educators or students 18 years or older, this contest is meant to inspire creativity in the professional kitchen.
    Each recipe must use at least 1/3 cup peanuts and/or peanut butter as an ingredient.
    A recipe can be entered in any of the 4 categories:
       Main Dish;
       Salad/Side Dish;
    One Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500
    Four First-Prize Winners in each Category will receive $1,000

Healthy Holidays Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Every family has a few traditions around this time of year, and many of them involve food. But when recipes call for butter by the box and sugar by the sack, you know it’s time to introduce something new to your holiday repertoire. Finding healthy alternatives can be a challenge though when everyone is hungry for certain sweets and savories. That’s why ADVANCE Healthcare Network is collecting recipes that are small on calories and big on seasonal flavor.
    Not only will they feature some of the best submissions on their website, but the person who submits the best one will also walk away with a Cuisinart Classic Stainless Steel 14-Piece Cookware Set!


Bruce's Yams Holiday Recipe Contest - Deadline: January 3, 2015

    Bruce’s Yams presents the Holiday Recipe Contest. We are looking for your best, creative, and unique holiday season sweet potato and yam recipes. At least one Bruce’s Yams product must be used as a primary or secondary ingredient in the recipe.  Your unique submission must include a photo of your finished dish with the Bruce’s Yams can in the shot
       Grand Prize: Best Overall Recipe: $400
       Best Bread/Dessert Recipe: $200
       Best Soup/Appetizer Recipe: $200
       Best Entrée/Side: $200


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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