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Recipe Contests, Cook-Offs, Bake-Offs, Cooking Contests, TV Casting Calls for 2013 into 2014. For both amateur cooks & professional chefs
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:
CONTESTS WITH DEADLINES
Contests are listed in order, by the Deadline date for entering the contest.
- FoodChamp Challenge: Dessert - Deadline: May 28, 2013
Think you have what it takes to battle with the best? Throughout 2013, the FoodChamp Challenge recipe contests will challenge recipe inventors to flex their culinary muscles and create exciting recipes that knock our oven mitts off!
May’s FoodChamp Challenge will appeal to everyone’s collective sweet tooth. If it’s a dessert then it’s fair game to submit. The FOUR best recipes overall and the best recipe by a food blogger will win automatic qualification and free entry to compete in the World Dessert Championship at the 2013 World Food Championships.
FoodChamp Challenge recipes will be judged by our all-star panel of judges which includes: 2012 World Chef Champion Travis Brust, notable TV food personality "Dr. BBQ" Ray Lampe, and TV host, blogger and home cook, Rebecca Regnier.
Qualification to compete in the World Dessert Championship at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nov. 7-10. The World Dessert Championship has a total prize purse of $25,000 ($10,000 winner) and will feature 50 winners of food and recipe contests/competitions.
Free Entry ($150) into the World Dessert Championship.
- Louisiana Sweet Potato ‘Sweet Rewards’ Recipe Contest: Deadline: May 31, 2013
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. So start shopping for fresh, canned, or frozen Louisiana Sweet Potatoes and send us your best recipe!
This year’s entries can utilize fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes.
We will award 5 category winners , one each in the following categories:
· Appetizers · Side Dishes · Entrees · Desserts · Professional Chef
Each category winner will receive $500.
A grand prize winner will be selected from all entries to receive $1000.
- Maple Leaf Farms Discover Duck Recipe Contest - Deadline: June 7, 2013
Contest for Professional Chefs & Culinary Students
This year we are looking for original "small plate" or savory appetizer recipes -- enticing shareable dishes that start OR are part of a larger dining experience that use duck in a unique and non-traditional way.
Submit up to 3 original recipes that showcase Maple Leaf Farms duck for a chance to win one of these great prizes in one of two categories.
Chef Category: you must be a professional chef, sous chef or lead line cook in a restaurant, a caterer, or in a non-commercial foodservice establishment.
Professional Chef Prizes:
$5,000 Grand Prize
$3,000 Second Place
$1,500 Third Place
Two $500 Finalist Prizes
Student Category: you must be enrolled in a professional culinary program/school and submit proof of current enrollment along with your contest entry.
$2,500 Grand Prize
$1,500 Second Place
Three $500 Finalist Prizes
- Get Wild with Wild Rice – Deadline: June 14, 2013
The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council seeks your inspiration in developing innovative and delectable wild rice recipes for its 2nd annual recipe contest.
Recipes must be original creations of the submitter and include at least 1/4 cup of cooked wild rice per serving and at least two sponsor products. Open to any skill level and minors can participate with guardian consent. You may submit up to one recipe in each category (appetizer, soup, salad, entrιe, side, dessert).
Up to 16 finalists will be selected by the Council’s cooking staff. Contest finalists will be credited in the 2013-2014 brochure.
They will receive 3 pounds of wild rice and a choice of two admission tickets to the Fair, one wild rice t-shirt/cap, or a signed copy of the "Saga of the Grain."
The $500 grand prize will be awarded from the finalists by a panel of food celebrities led by Stephanie March.
All finalists are also eligible for the $250 People’s Choice prize.
- Tallenge Cooking Contest - Deadline: June 15, 2013
Participation is absolutely free, and it is a voting-based system, where the participant with the entry which has received maximum votes wins.
Recipes and non-recipes are all welcome. No restriction on the type of format of the entry - it can be audio, video, text or an image. We recommend uploading a video or an image with the recipe in the description.
We’re giving away a prize money of $100 to the winner of the contest.
- Bella Sun Luci Recipe Contest - Deadline: July 1, 2013
Submit an original recipe using at least one (1) Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Product.
Create a winning Recipe and WIN $2,500!
- American Emu Association EGGS'travaganza Egg Art Contest - July 12, 2013
As a way of promoting emu egg shell art, the American Emu Association (AEA) will be hosting the '2013 EGGS'travaganza Egg Art Contest'
All types of emu egg artwork are welcome to enter. These large, dark green eggs with layers of blue, gray, turquoise and white, lend themselves to the creation of beautiful art work. The eggs are first emptied, washed and sanitized. When dried, the egg shells can be painted, hung like Christmas ornaments, made into jewelry boxes, music boxes or luxuriously decorated like the famous Faberge eggs.
The strength and thickness of an emu egg shell makes it a durable canvas for all types of painting from egg critters to beautiful landscapes. Both acrylic and oil paints can be used successfully to create amazing art.
Many artists carve emu eggs because of the different color layers. The dark green outer covering varies from hunter green to almost black, the middle color is a teal green to blue and the inside is a bright white. The teal and blue are actually as many as seven subtle layers of color, each about the thickness of a sheet of paper. These different layers of color can be utilized to add texture and depth to artwork. The texture, contrast and natural colors of the shell make even a simple design dramatic.
Winners will be chosen and all entries will be displayed in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Friday, July 12th, during the 2013 National AEA Convention.
Artists will compete for cash prizes that will be awarded for the top 3 entries with the highest bids. A Silent Auction with live bidders and online bidding will be used to determine the winners.
The 2013 contest entries will be showcased on the contest website through at least June 1st of the following year, giving excellent exposure and promotion for the artists.
- Bob's Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle Contest - Deadline: July 22, 2013
Bob’s Red Mill Launches Search for Best Porridge Maker in the United States. Winner of company’s 3rd Annual Spar for the Spurtle Competition will compete at the World Championship in Scotland.
The competition invites oatmeal enthusiasts to submit videos demonstrating an original recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats – the official “World’s Best Oatmeal.” From the entries, the company will select three finalists and fly them to Portland, Ore., to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob’s Red Mill team to compete in the 20th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland this October.
Based on the video submissions, three finalists will be chosen to receive the ultimate trip for Bob’s Red Mill fans.
The Finalist Prize Package includes:
Round-trip airfare to Portland, Oregon
Three-nights’ accommodations at a downtown Portland hotel
A tour of Bob’s Red Mill led by company founder Bob Moore
A gift basket filled with Bob’s Red Mill products and merchandise
$100 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card
A spot in the live cook-off for a chance at the Grand Prize
$100 for cook-off supplies
Winner of the live cook-off will receive the Grand Prize Package includes:
Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to represent the Bob’s Red Mill team at the 20th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2013
Two nights’ accommodations in Edinburg, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge (for two)
- Create the Perfect Burger Contest - Deadline: July 31, 2013
Contest for New York State Residents.
The New York Beef Industry Council will once again be hosting the Create the Perfect Burger Contest on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 during the New York State Fair.
We are seeking original, newly developed burger recipes that are sure to please anyone's tastebuds. If you think you have you have what it takes, submit your recipe today.
1 Grand Prize of one $500 grocery gift card from Tops Markets
2 Category Prizes of a 6 month supply of beef or veal to the "All-Star" category winner and "Burger Rookie" category.
- Taste of Home Spring Slow Cooker Contest - Deadline: July 31, 2013
Submit a slow cooker recipe with 12 or fewer ingredients in one of 3 categories:
Appetizers and Sides
Entrees, Sandwich Fillings, Soup
Slow Cooker Desserts
- Reser’s 2nd Annual 'America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge' - Deadline: July 12, 2013
It's no secret that we're passionate about potatoes! That's why we're on the hunt to find America's best potato salad. Reser's second annual "America's Best Potato Salad Challenge" invites you to submit your tastiest potato salad recipe.
Top 20 winners featured in Reser’s “America’s Best Potato Salad” digital cookbook.
Top 9 winners will each receive $1,000 plus a $1,000 travel stipend to compete in the America’s Best Potato Salad Championship in Las Vegas at the World Food Championships (Nov. 7-10).
Top 4 winners will receive cash prizes ranging from $200-$3,000
Grand prize winner will receive $10,000.
- 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest
Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts Category: July 4 – August 8, 2013
These are the recipes that make mornings rock. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch, fixing breakfast for the family or enjoying a lazy weekend morning, these dishes are the ones you turn to first. Examples: sweet rolls, pull-aparts, pastries, breakfast breads, egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches.
See Contest website for complete details of the Bake-Off Contest.
PRIZES for the final winners of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest
1 Grand Prize: $1,000,000 and $10,000 in GE kitchen appliances.
1 Second Prize: $10,000 and $3,000 in GE kitchen appliances.
1 Third Prize Winner: $5,000 and $2,000 in GE kitchen appliances.
1 GE Imagination At Work Award (ARV $5,000)
1 Jif Peanut Butter Award ($5,000)
1 Crisco is Cooking Award ($5,000)
1 Eagle Brand Signature Recipe Award ($5,000)
- Vidalia Flavors of Summer Recipe Contest - Deadline: August 15, 2013
It’s an American tradition to savor the flavors of summer. From delicious salads and sides to perfectly grilled goodness to refreshing drinks and delectable desserts….food just tastes better when it’s served outdoors. Help us celebrate the flavors of summer by sharing your best summer recipes or outdoor entertaining tablescapes.
To enter, choose one or more of the main categories for the contest below.
Grilling Favorites -
Salads, Sides & Desserts
Marinades, Sauces & Salsas
Outdoor Decorating & Entertaining
The winner of each of the four categories will receive a cash prize of $1,000.
The top category entries will then compete for the best of show to win the Grand Prize, an Outdoor Entertaining Package from Sears valued at $5,000!
- World Food Championships - Deadline - October 22, 2013
The 2013 World Food Championships categories will feature classic American cuisine: BBQ, Chili, Burgers, Sandwiches, Bacon, Dessert, and a Recipe championship featuring winners of online recipe contests.
See website for details, qualifying events and opportunities, including a possible Wild Card entry process.
The registration period for the World Food Championships will begin on April 15 and end on October 22, 2013.
The Final World Championships will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 7-9, 2013.
Grand Prizes range from $10,000 to $50,000.
- Bass Pecan Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2013
Submit a recipe using Pecans as one ingredient.
Recipes will be judged on taste, originality, feasibility and appearance.
A Monthly Winner will receive a 1 pound bag of Bass Pecan Pieces and have their recipe highlighted on the website.
At the end of the year, A Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000.
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