Here you will find a list of Cooking Contests for everything from BBQ to baked goods and gourmet goodies to healthy treats. Some are cook-off contests that require physical competition, while others require submission of recipes, photos, or videos. Others offer giveaway items such as cookware, kitchen gadgets, kitchen makeover and more.
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COOKING CONTEST WEBSITES:
The following websites offer a wide variety of cooking contests. Individual cooking contests are listed below this section in order of expiration date.
All Recipes Sweepstakes ~ A collection of sweepstakes offering a variety of prizes including grocery shopping sprees, home makeovers, backyard makeover, road trips, and more. Not all are related to cooking, but there's plenty of options for everyone.
Calling All Contestants ~ One of my favorite spots to find unique competitions. Here you'll find cooking, recipe, barbecue, wine, spirits, beer, and miscellaneous contests all in one location. The majority offer high payouts and sweet prize packages.
Cooking Contest Central ~ The Internet's premier web site dedicated to competitive cooking and recipe contests.
ContestCook.com ~ An enormous collection of cooking contests, including a section for Junior Cooks. The site is well organized and easy to navigate. It is certain to become one of your favorite sources for contests.
Taste of Home ~ Contests change frequently, so bookmark this site and visit often. Taste of Home offers a wide range of recipe and cooking contests with average cash prizes of $500 or more.
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American Pie Council ~ Each year the American Pie Council hosts the National Pie Championships® where amateur, professional and commercial pie bakers can compete in their categories for the best pies in the country.
Cuisinart "Cook and Shoot" Recipe Photo Contest ~ Cuisinart is looking for people to help provide photos of their massive recipe collection. It's a pretty simple way to amass some awesome prizes such as a Cuisinart Air Fryer, Coffeemaker, or Stand Mixer. Enter as often as you like. New winners announced every 2 months.
Farmer's Almanac ~ Official site to enter their annual recipe contest. The theme for 2021 is Sweet Potatoes.
Food Network: List of casting calls for Food Network shows including: Food Network Star, Chopped, Chopped Junior, Guy's Grocery Games, Cake Wars, Holiday Baking Championship, Kids Baking Championship, Great Food Truck Race, Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Mystery Diners.
Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest ~ An icon in the culinary industry, this is one of the most notorious & prestigious competitions.