If you have a box full of old family recipes, or you love to create new, delicious dishes, you could win cash and prizes by entering recipe contests.
Every month, dozens of companies and organizations hold recipe contests. So there are countless opportunities for you to enter and win.
Here are some recipe contests with deadlines between October 31st 2006 and December 31st 2006.
Make it With Mushrooms Recipe Contest
Deadline: October 31, 2006
This recipe contest is looking for the best dish that uses these mushrooms: white button, Portabella, baby Portabella and/or browns. There are two categories in this recipe contest: Favorite Everyday Dish Using Sautéed Mushrooms, and Favorite Everyday Mushroom Dish (in which the mushrooms can be prepared in any way). The winner of this recipe contest will receive a $5,000 grand prize. Two first prize winners, one from each category, will receive $1,000.
Chefs.com Treasured Recipes Contest
Deadline: November 8, 2006
This recipe contest invites you to submit a recipe that somehow expresses your family, culture, heritage, or tradition, along with a story that expresses what that recipe means to you. The winner of this recipe contest will receive a $10,000 grand prize. Five finalists will receive a set of Hamilton Beach Electrics All-Metal Appliances.
Show Us Your Hungry Jack Family Contest
Deadline: November 13, 2006
This isn’t a recipe contest, but it does involve food.
Submit an essay and a photo describing what your family meals are like with Hungry Jack pancakes, syrups or potato side dishes at the table. The most creative and original entry will win the grand prize, a National Geographic Expedition’s Family Adventure for four people valued at $24,000. Ten first prize winners will receive up to four Schwinn bicycles each, one for each member of the family. Three hundred and twelve second place winners will receive a Cranium Family Fun Game.
Kids in the Kitchen Recipe Contest
Deadline: November 15, 2006
This recipe contest invites kids between 5 and 17 to submit original recipes that use Just Tomatoes products. There are three age categories in this recipe contest: 5-8 years old; 9-12 years old; and 13-17 years old. In each age category, a grand prize winner will receive $100, a second prize winner will receive $50, and a third prize winner will receive $25. All of the winners in this recipe contest will also receive a shipment of six Just Tomatoes products.
Valley Fresh Recipe Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2006
This is a monthly recipe contest that will be drawing to a close soon. Every month, those who submit the best recipes that use a Valley Fresh Canned Chicken product will win $250. This recipe contest will end Dec 31, 2006.