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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:

Perugina & Fine Cooking Chocolate Dessert Challenge - Deadline: Dec 1, 2014

    Perugina, the legendary Italian chocolatier, is excited to announce its first-ever Chocolate Dessert Challenge, in collaboration with Fine Cooking magazine, and just in time for the holidays. So break out your favorite chocolate dessert recipe or create a new taste sensation and your recipe could land you in New York City for a weekend of chocolate indulgence. 
    All you have to do is feature at least one Perugina product and whip up a delicious dessert for Santa that will keep you on his good list for a lifetime.  All recipes must be an original creation.
    The Grand Prize winner of the Perugina & Fine Cooking Holiday Dessert Challenge will win a chocolate lover’s trip to New York City including:
       • Round trip air travel for two to NYC from major airport nearest winner’s residence
       • 2-night hotel accommodations in NYC
       • 2 tickets to Perugina’s world famous chocolate school at Eataly NYC
       • One year subscription to Fine Cooking Magazine (6 issues)
       • Copy of Fine Cooking Holiday Baking Special Interest Publication
       • $500 Spending Allowance
    In addition, one Honorable Mention will be chosen to receive a Perugina Chocolate Lover’s gift basket, one year subscription to Fine Cooking magazine and a copy of Fine Cooking’s Holiday Baking Special Interest Publication. Recipes will also be featured on Perugina’s website, Facebook page and other social media outlets.


Stuff Your Turkey Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 5, 2014

    Send us your very best recipe  for a chance to win accolades, bragging rights, and prizes. This contest is open to all professional chefs (savory and sweet) and home cooks.
    Professional Chefs and Home Cooks will be judged separately
    Submit your very best, favorite, original turkey recipe, along with a photo, for a chance to win:
        Books: A copy of “Summer In New York” and “Pasta” signed by Battman
        A Chefs Connection apron
        Bragging rights!

The Andes Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 5, 2014

    All recipes must include an Andes product (at least one 10 ounce package of Andes Baking Chips, either variety or at least one 4.67 ounce package of Andes Thins, either variety) from the Recipe Category and must include no more than eleven additional ingredients.
    Only the first 2,500 entries received in each of the two (2) categories will be judged.
    PRIZES for each Category (Andes Baking Chips and Andes Thins):
       One Grand Prize of a $500 Visa gift card
       One First Prize of a $100 Visa Gift Card
       One Second prize of a $50 Visa Gift card.

Go Bold With Butter Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 7, 2014

    When it comes to holiday baking, nothing beats the authentic flavor and melt-in-your-mouth textures you can only get from rich, creamy, REAL® Butter. Submit your original holiday cookie recipe for a chance to win one of three prizes.
       1st Place: $2,000
       2nd Place: $1,000
       3rd Place: $500.

"Eggs for Everyone" Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 12, 2014

    Calling all egg lovers! Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs is launching its first-ever "Eggs for Everyone" Recipe Contest in search of the best original recipes showcasing the appeal of Safest Choice to all consumers, including those with specific dietary preferences. Not only do Safest Choice eggs taste delicious, they are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath, eliminating the risk of Salmonella in the eggs. The red circle "P" stamped on the shell ensures that the eggs are safe for raw and/or gently cooked consumption…and everyone can enjoy them!
    The first category for entry is kid-friendly recipes: the littlest eaters can be the biggest critics. Send us your most delicious kid-approved recipe.
       • Grand Prize: $1,000
       • Three Category Prizes: A culinary package worth $200 plus vouchers for a one year supply of Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs

Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins “Naturally Irresistible” Recipe Contest - Deadline: December 13, 2014

    Share your favorite original recipe featuring Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins.
    Grand Prize: $1,000.
    2nd Prize: A Red Kitchen Aid 5 Qt. Artisan Stand Mixer (ARV $300).
    Five 3rd Prizes: A 1 year-supply of Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins (52 packages - ARV $100).

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.


Click Here for a list of previous Contests with expired deadlines  


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