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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)

Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
 - Deadline: January 29, 2016

    SAVORY PIES (not sweet). Think chicken pot pies, meat pies, spinach pies, tortilla pies, and the like!  All submitted recipes must be yours, original, and unpublished. Amateur cooks only, please. Only one recipe per person.
    Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best recipes in the category “Savory Pies.” Winners will be contacted and published in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, published in early September each year.

Anything's Pastable Recipe Contest
 - Deadline: January 31, 2016

    Share your most creative Pasta Chips recipes and you could win a $500 gift card to the Pasta Chips retailer of your choice!
    Bonus: One recipe will be chosen by the founder to be featured on Pasta chips packaging!

Cookmore Healthy New Year! Contest
 - Deadline: January 31, 2016

    Share your healthy twist on a traditionally unhealthy recipe for a chance to win a Kenmore Elite Blender with a single serving to-go cup.  Create an original recipe and Upload a digital photograph of the prepared Recipe with a Description of at least one hundred (100) words and not exceeding two hundred and fifty (250) words about the Recipe’s history/heritage and why the Recipe is healthier than the usual rendition.
    One Grand Prize Winner will receive a Kenmore Elite 1.3HP Blender with Single Serve Cup.
    Two Runner Up Prize Winners will receive a Kenmore Personal Blender.

Farmers’ Almanac Everything Lemon Recipe Contest
 - Deadline: February 15, 2016

    Send us your original lemon recipe and you could win up to $250!  When life gives you lemons, you turn them into lemonade, pie, bread, or a winning recipe! We’re looking for unusual, tasty and original lemon recipes for our new recipe contest!
      1st – $250
      2nd – $150
      3rd – $100

Quaker Bring Your Best Bowl Recipe Contest
 - Deadline: March 12, 2016

    We're on the hunt for America's most delicious bowl of Quaker oatmeal. Create your best bowl with 2-5 ingredients for the chance to win $250,000 and see it inspire our newest oatmeal flavor, plus get weekly chances to win $250!

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.

Celtic Sea Salt Recipe Contest - Deadline: May 1, 2016

    Celtic Sea Salt brand is happy to announce our 40 year anniversary where we are celebrating by conducting a recipe contest. We are looking for chefs and culinary foodies to submit their Celtic Sea Salt inspired recipes for a chance to be featured in our cookbook and win a year supply of Celtic Sea Salt.
    THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will get a trip to Asheville North Carolina for two people!

Click Here for a list of previous Contests with expired deadlines  


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