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CULINARY CONTESTS


Below is a list of culinary contests that we have found and links to the relevant details.  We do not endorse any of the contests, nor do we have any relationship with the companies associated with them.  If you have any questions, please contact the companies directly. 




TASTE OF HOME PAN WITH A PLAN CONTEST 
Deadline: August 6, 2018
If you’ve got a pan with a plan, send us your favorite main-dish recipe that makes it your go-to cooking companion - from shrimp-fried rice, lemony chicken linguine to pepperoni pizza puffs, mini tamale pies and chocolate-chip pancake poppers and more.
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TASTE OF HOME SANDWICHES, BURGERS AND SLIDERS RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: July 3, 2018
Are you the burger grillmaster at summer cookouts? If you have a hand-held recipe no potluck, tailgate or family reunion can do without (aim for no more than 12 ingredients, please), we want to know about it. 
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WEBBER NATURAL'S CONTEST 2018

Deadline: June 30, 2018
Submit a photo here every day for a chance to win a Vitamix blender and a 1-year supply of Webber Naturals products.
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TASTE OF HOME DUMP DINNERS AND DESSERTS RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: June 4, 2018
Enter recipes where all the ingredients get dumped together for a dinner or dessert that's as magically delicious as it is easy.  Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe; photos are optional.  Chance to win $500.
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DUNCAN HINES CANADA BAKER'S CLUB CONTEST
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions. Chance to win Duncan Hines products.
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GAYLEA RECIPE CONTEST 2018
Deadline: May 16, 2018
To enter, make one of GayLea's new recipes, let them know how you liked it and share photos with them on social media. Each share is a separate entry!
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BAKE FOR MOM PHOTO CONTEST 2018
Deadline: May 16, 2018
Share a photo of your finished recipe for a chance to Win a KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer, Ultra Power Hand Mixer, & Baking Basics
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JANES SAVES OF THE YEAR CONTEST 2018
Deadline: May 16, 2018
Vote for your favourite hockey save of the season and you could win $1000 gift card and more.
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MRS. BLUM'S RECIPE CONTEST 2018
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Enter your original, unpublished recipe for Holiday Cookies for a chance to win $500.

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HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:

Can you create a concise and coherent winning recipe? If you’re a young Canadian chef, under 28, and working full-time with a professional kitchen, then you can enter the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition.

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FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: GARLIC
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Enter your original, unpublished recipe that includes garlic as an ingredient First prize is $250 and chance to be published.
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THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC RECIPE CONTEST: ORANGES
Deadline: January 26, 2018
Enter your original, unpublished recipe that fits the theme "Oranges." First prize is $300 and chance to be published.
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TASTE OF HOME: 13 x 9 EVERYTHING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: January 25, 2018
Submit your recipe for anything that can be cooked or baked in a 13”x9” pan - whether it’s a bread or baked good, a main course or side dish.
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TASTE OF HOME: HOLIDAY SIDES WITH A SPIN RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: January 18, 2018
Submit your recipe for your best side dish - one that is gobbled up before it hits the table!

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CASTING CALL - SEARCH FOR CANADA'S NEXT CULINARY SUPERSTAR

Deadline: December 31, 2017

You’re a foodie. You know how to cook. Like really, really cook. You have a BIG, fun personality. You’re a culinary expert (professional or self-taught). You love hitting the trendiest spots and know the menu before you get there. You describe yourself as a well-travelled cocktail enthusiast.  Culinary hopefuls are encouraged to submit a three-minute video and enter for a chance to win.

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RECIPES 007 CONTEST

Deadline: December 31 2017

Enter your favourite recipe for a chance to win.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: December 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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#BAKEITPOSSIBLE CONTEST
Deadline: December 25 2017
Submit an original recipe featuring Pillsbury or Betty Crocker products.  Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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TASTE OF HOME: SLOW COOKER AROUND THE WORLD RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: December 8, 2017
Submit your recipe for slow cooker spins on global favorites like seafood paella, apricot-lamb tagine, cauliflower tikka masala and Dublin coddle. Fill our bowls with spicy steak ramen, oxtail stew, borscht or tofu pho. Finger food is invited, too—pork empanadas, chicken shawarma and poutine drenched in slow-cooked sausage gravy.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: November 30 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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TASTE OF HOME: BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPERS RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: November 16, 2017
Submit your clever recipes with the minimum of ingredients that make getting dinner on the table on a school night easier. Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe.

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SOUTHERN KITCHEN'S RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: November 3 2017

Share your very best holiday drinks for a chance to win some very snazzy rocks glasses from Crafthouse by Fortessa, a spot on our exclusive Thanksgiving menu, and plenty of fame and praise on Southern Kitchen.

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ENTER TO WIN A COOKING EXPERIENCE WITH CHEF MASSIMO CAPRA

Deadline: October 31 2017

​Enter to win an expenses paid trip to Toronto to cook with Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra, dine in his restaurant Kitchen Capra.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: October 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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THINK RICE CONTEST

Deadline October 31st 2017

Enter to win one of 3 $100 gift cards.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: September 30 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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TASTE OF HOME: SUMMER SIDES RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: September 8 2017

What's your best summer potluck side dish? Enter your salads, slow cooker dishes, or grilled sides with a summer theme. There's no mention of the common Taste of Home 12-ingredient limit in this contest.
Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: August 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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OYSTER COOK-OFF

Deadline: July 31 2017

Submit your recipes that feature fresh oysters. Recipe must use a minimum of 1 pint of oysters or 1 dozen fresh oysters in the shell, and prep and cooking time should total no more than 1 hour. 3 finalists per category will participate in a cook-off October 21, 2017 in Leonardtown, MD.
There are 3 categories: 
   • Hors d'oeuvres
   • Soups & Stews
   • Main Dishes.

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SALTSCAPES' 2017 COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: July 31 2017

Attribute any modified recipes to their original source. Give the story of your recipe and tell how your recipe is connected to the East Coast of Canada.  Enter your recipes into one of two categories:
  • Pizza — any type, any meal
  • Beets — anything from appetizer to dessert

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: July 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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TASTE OF HOME: NO-BAKE TREATS RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: July 27 2017

What sweet treats do you make when you don't want to use your oven? Enter your best original shortcut desserts that keep your kitchen cooler by skipping baking. There's no mention of the standard 12-ingredient limit in this contest.  Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

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INSTRUCTABLES BEFORE AND AFTER CONTEST

Deadline: July 10 2017

How do you restore, reinvent, reuse, or repurpose items in your environment? Create and enter a Step-by-Step, Photo, or Video Instructable featuring a before-and-after transformation. The first prizes in this contest will be awarded on a category-specific basis. There will be one winner for variety of categories: including Food.

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TASTE OF HOME: MODERN COMFORT FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: July 10 2017

How do you put a modern spin on your favorite feel-good food? Enter your original recipes for any meal of the day, including beverages. Aim to have no more than 12 ingredients in your entries.
Taste of Home wants to hear the background or story of each recipe. You may also upload a photo.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: June 30 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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KAWALING PINOY RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: June 30 2017

​Submit your Filipino or Asian-inspired recipe to this monthly contest. You may enter in English or Filipino.

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LEGENDARY LENTIL COOKOFF

Deadline: June 19 2017

Submit your unique recipes containing at least ½ cup raw USA lentils, 1 cup cooked USA lentils, and/or 1 cup lentil flour along with a corresponding photo of the dish. You must be able to complete cooking of the recipe in 2 hours. Do not use more than 15 ingredients, not including salt, pepper or an oiled pan in the count.

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SINFUL FOOD RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: June 15 2017

Submit an original recipe for a main dish or main dish salad. You must use at least 2 tablespoons of any flavour of Sinful Food Olive Oil, and no more than 8 additional ingredients. Include a color photo of the dish with your entry.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: May 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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BIG BREAKFAST RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: May 5 2017

What’s the breakfast recipe that has you leaping out of bed before the rooster crows? From a biscuits and gravy bake to praline French toast to stuffed hash browns, we want your farmhouse-fab brunches. For on-the-go mornings, it’s all about handhelds—the ultimate breakfast sandwich, eggy mini muffins or pancake and sausage roll-ups. And what are your healthy a.m. eats? Think coconut-kiwi yogurt parfaits, superfood smoothies or Mexican chocolate oatmeal. If your recipe makes for a seriously good morning (and has about 12 ingredients), dish it. You could win big!

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: April 30 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST
Deadline: March 31 2017
Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.
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COOKIE RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: March 20 2017

Aprons on, friends! Time to whip, roll, dip and frost your way to the best Christmas cookies ever. Every treat tray needs a cutout cookie—what’s special about yours? Or prove two cookies are better than one. We’re craving German chocolate whoopie pies and jammy Linzer cookies. And how ’bout surprise-inside treats, like snickerdoodles with a chai creme center and homemade fruit Newtons? Share those fun shapes, too: twists, tassies, crescents and wreaths. Ooh, and slice-and-bakes! Think lemon shortbreads ringed in sprinkles or peachy-pecan pinwheels. If you’re short on time, send your no-bake toasted coconut balls or mint-chocolate cheesecake bites. Our sweet tooths are ready.  You could see your recipe featured in a magazine & win prizes.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: February 28  2017

Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.

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COPYCAT RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: February 20 2017
Indulge in your favourite scrumptious snacks and signature restaurant meals from the comfort of your very own kitchen. For the Copycat Recipes Contest, we want to see homemade versions of your favourite restaurant meals, snack foods and candies!  As long as the food you are making already exists, it qualifies for the contest. Do the best job copycatting your favorite foods and you could win a Shun classic knife set, Lodge cast iron skillet, or a Wusthof knife set. Get ready to get cooking!

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SLOW COOKER RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: February 3 2017

It's the holiday season and your calendar is filling up fast. Slow cooker to the rescue! Tell us how your crock rocks recipes from morning till night. Wake us up with crunchy granola or portobello quiche. How about some cheesy cauliflower or sausage-lentil soup for lunch? For dinner, wow us with deep-dish pepperoni pizza, veggie-stuffed steak rolls and slow sides, too. Have fun with spicy snack mixes and loaded nachos. And dessert? Think caramelly bread pudding and chocolate cheesecake. If you slow-cook somethin' special (with 12 items or fewer), fly it by us!  You could be published in a magazine & win prizes.

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RECIPES WITH A TWIST CONTEST

Deadline: February 2 2017

Recipes with a twist are very unsual and very non common. All it takes is a little bit of creativity to convert everyday fare into exotic treats, which are sure to surprise your guests and enthrall your own taste buds! Stretch your imagination a wee bit, and try combining desi masalas with continental or oriental styles, or try mixing and matching ingredients and spice mixes within the many cuisines of our own country and you will end up with many delightful recipes.  So use your creative cooking minds and think and cook up some interesting out of the box recipes and send in your entries to us. Winners shall win the latest edition of "Sandwiches"

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'DORM ROOM COOKING' RECIPE CONTEST

​Deadline: January 31 2017

Submit your delicious recipe that can be prepared on non-typical equipment that might be found in a college dorm room — i.e., not using an oven or stove. Include a photo of the finished item and use the hashtag #ezradormfood to caption it. The recipe should be potentially kosher.

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BAKING RECIPE CONTEST

Deadline: January 31 2017

Submit a creative recipe featuring at least one Duncan Hines product as an ingredient. Include a photo and be sure to give precise instructions.

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THINK RICE CONTEST

Deadline: January 29 2017

​Most of the rice consumed in Canada is produced in the USA.  Enter for great prizes.

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FURLANI MASTER CHEF CONTEST
Share your Furlani inspired recipe video for your chance to become the first Furlani Master Chef!
We want to see your culinary skills in action!Submit a short video (90 second max.) recipe demonstration featuring any of our products.  We will select a winner for each of these categories:
Furlani Garlic Texas Toast
Furlani Cheddar Biscuits
Furlani Garlic Bread
Furlani Cornbread Biscuits

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BAKING CONTEST

Deadline: January 16 2017

The holidays are a perfect excuse to spend a little extra time in the kitchen and we want to see what you are inspired to create in the Baking Contest. Anything edible baked in an oven using dry heat will qualify.
Show off your baking prowess for a chance to win some great supplies for your kitchen including a Le Creuset cookware set, stoneware sets, or stainless steel mixing bowls. Fire up your oven and get ready to bake some delightful delicacies and scrumptious sweets.

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