Official Rules

Official Rules of Baker Bettie Cookie Wars 2013

Contest Eligibility: Baker Bettie Cookie Wars 2013 Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of May 1, 2013.

Entry Period: The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Pacific time on March 1, 2013 and ends 11:59:59 PM Pacific time on May 1, 2013 (“Entry Period”).

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrants full unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Recipe Contest Criteria: Each recipe entered must use two or more ingredients from the provided challenge ingredients list. Each Entry must include complete directions for preparation, size of pan if applicable, and number of servings. Each recipe must list exact ingredients in U.S. standard measurements. Ingredients should be listed in order of use, with no typographical errors. Judges strongly encourage close proofreading, as corrections to entries will not be accepted. Your recipe must be your own and original and should never have been published before, nor won any other prize nor been submitted or entered in any other Contest. Entries must also be accompanied by a photograph of the final product. Images should be cropped to a square, a size of 500X500 is recommended. Entrants represent that recipes submitted are his/her original work.

By entering, Entrants agree, as a condition of entering the Contest, that entered recipes will not be published or used until after the Contest period has ended, and doing so will disqualify them from the Contest. No entries submitted will be returned. By entering, Entrants agree, as a condition of entering the Contest, to grant Sponsors a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use the Recipe, photographs and the name, photograph and/or likeness of Entrants for purposes relating to the Contest with credit to the Entrant but without compensation to the Entrant.

Challenge Ingredient List: 

Allspice
Beets
Blackberry Jam
Black Beans
Buttermilk
Cashews
Cocoa Nibs
Coconut Cream
Cornmeal
Cucumber
Dried Mango
Fresh Ginger
Gin
Graham Crackers (any flavor)
Liquid Smoke
Marshmallow Cream
Pears
Pistachios
Potato Chips
Prosecco
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Sour Patch Kids
Smoked Paprika
Stout Beer
Sriracha

How To Enter:  All entries must be submitted by using the Offiicial Recipe Submission Form located at www.bakerbettie.com/cookiewarssubmission; failure to do so will result in disqualification of the Entry. Online entries much be received by 11:59:59 PM Pacific time on May 1, 2013. Limit of 5 entries per person during the Entry Period. Each Entry may only be submitted one time and amendments to entries will not be accepted.

Judging Criteria: The judges will judge the recipes in two rounds. The first round will be based on overall creativity (25%), uniqueness of flavor combination (25%), appearance of the final product based on the submitted image (25%), and approachability/ease of preparation (25%). The judge’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. The 10 highest scoring recipes in the first round will be prepared and judged according to the following criteria: creativity (35%), taste of the finished product (35%), ease of preparation (15%), and appearance (15%). The judge’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Final judging will take place on or about May 15, 2013. All judges’ decisions are final.

Prizes: One (1) First place winner will receive $75, a package of various baking materials (still to be determined) and a featured article about them and their recipe on BakerBettie.com. One (1) Second place winner will receive $50 a package of various baking materials (still to be determined), and a shared article with the third place winner featuring the recipes and bio on BakerBettie.com. One (1) Third place winner will receive $25, a package of various baking materials (still to be determined), and a shared article with the second place winner featuring the recipes and bio on BakerBettie.com.

Ten (10) Second Round Qualifying Finalist’s name’s and recipe titles will be featured on BakerBettie.com.

Notification: Potential prize winners will be selected and notified by email on or about June10, 2013. If potential prize winner cannot be reached with 3 attempts, does not respond, or an emailed prize notification is returned undeliverable for any reason, potential prize winner will be disqualified and the next best (runner-up) Contestant will be selected as a potential prize winner. Potential prize winners will have 72 hrs to respond to the notification before they will be disqualified and the next potential prize winner will be notified. An official announcement of the winners will be posted on June 17, 2013 at www.bakerbettie.com.

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