Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest – Rules & Guidelines
CommonGround North Dakota is hosting its first-ever Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest! When entering, please follow the official contest rules & guidelines below:
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS RECIPE CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES
- WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO WIN?
This contest is about more than just a recipe, it’s also about tradition. We ask you to submit the recipe for your favorite holiday sweet treat (no salty or savory items, please), which has been passed down from a previous generation, or one that you have passed down to younger generations. This can mean it came from a family member, or a friend – as long as it has been shared across a generation.Each entry must include a photo of the treat, as well as a short story about the heritage and tradition of the recipe (Who gave it to you? Where did it come from? Does it have an ethnic background, like Italian, Scandinavian or German-from-Russia, etc.? How long have you been making it? And so on…)For this contest, the story is as important as the recipe, and should range from one to three paragraphs (approx. 50 to 200 words, max).You have until Monday, December 9, 2019, by midnight (CST) to submit your holiday recipe to us via email.Please be sure to include your name, address, email address and telephone number with your entry information, and the NAME OF YOUR RECIPE.
*Please write “Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest” in the Subject field*
- HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Sarah Nasello will review all of the recipe submissions and will select three recipes for further consideration. A poll on CGND’s blog page will allow the three finalists recipes, photos and stories to be voted on by the public. Finally, Sarah Nasello will bake the three finalist’s recipes and an independent panel of judges will select the Winner. The Winner is chosen by a number of factors including the public poll, taste test, their recipe, short story and the photo they submit.
- CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE RECIPE?
No, just one recipe per entrant will be permitted. In the case multiple entries are submitted, only one will be chosen for eligibility.
- WHEN WILL THE FINALISTS BE ANNOUNCED?
We will announce the three finalists on our blog on Friday, December 13, 2019.
- WHO PICKS THE WINNER?
The panel of judges will pick the winner from the three finalists.
- DO I NEED TO MAKE MY RECIPE?
No, Sarah Nasello will be preparing the recipes for our judges’ tasting.
- WHEN IS THE WINNING RECIPE ANNOUNCED?
The winner and her/his recipe will be announced on Friday, December 20, 2019, on social media and the blog.
- WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
The top winner will receive a $200 VISA Gift Card, and depending on the volume and variety of the recipes we receive, we may award prizes in individual categories, too.
- WHO CAN ENTER?
There is no age limit to enter this contest, and we encourage cooks of all ages to submit their favorite holiday tradition recipe. This contest is ONLY AVAILABLE TO NORTH DAKOTA RESIDENTS.
- WHO CAN’T ENTER?
If you are a relative of Sarah or Tony Nasello, or are employed by the North Dakota Soybean Council or the North Dakota Corn Council or a CommonGround North Dakota Volunteer, then you are NOT ELIGIBLE to enter this contest.
- WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A RECIPE? CAN I STILL ENTER?
No, you can’t, because this is a RECIPE CONTEST. :)If you’re not already a subscriber, we encourage you to enter your email address in the box on www.commongroundnd.com’s home page labeled “Let’s keep the conversation going.” When you submit your email you will receive the latest news and updates from CommonGround North Dakota and our blog Food in Common.We hope you will participate and share your recipes with us. Only submissions received by Monday, December 9, 2019, by midnight (CST) will be eligible to advance in the competition. We may choose to feature your recipe submission here on the blog throughout the run of the contest, and submitting your recipe will be considered permission to use your recipe throughout the contest period and in publications thereafter. Full credit will be given to the person who submitted the recipe.
- WHAT IS THE CONTEST TIMELINE?
Entry Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019, by midnight (CST)
Finalist Announcement: Friday, December 13, 2019
Public Voting on CGND Blog: Friday, December 13, 2019, to Thursday, December 19, 2019
Panel of Judges and Tasting Event: Monday, December 16, 2019
Winner Announcement on CGND Blog and Social Media Platforms: Friday, December 20, 2019
- GENERAL CONDITIONS
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human interventions or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by CommonGround North Dakota in its sole discretion, CommonGround North Dakota may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Rules & Guidelines or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. CommonGround North Dakota reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest or to be acting in violation of the Rules & Guidelines or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, CommonGround North Dakota reserves the right to see damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by CommonGround North Dakota to enforce any provision of these Rules & Guidelines shall not constitute a waiver of the provision.