2017 BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE

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May

2017 BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE

FIRST PLACE – ONE YEAR OF FREE GRANOLA

Golden Girl Granola is looking for spectacular home cooks to compete in their 3rd annual Golden Girl Granola Blogger Recipe Challenge.

Golden Girl Granola Blogger Recipe Challenge will only be open to the first 50 eligible bloggers who sign-up. The contest starts on May 1, 2017 and ends July 31, 2017. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

READY, SET, GO!

What’s cooking and what do I win!

  • First place: 4 free flavors of Golden Girl Granola each month for one year plus a Golden Girl apron
  • Second place: 14 free bags of Golden Girl Granola plus a Golden Girl apron
  • Third place: 7 free bags of Golden Girl Granola plus a Golden Girl apron

All qualified participants will receive one free flavor of Golden Girl Granola of their choice to create their original recipe. Go to www.goldengirlgranola.com to see all seven Golden Girl Granola flavors to select from.

The winner of the contest will be determined by judging all qualifying entrants’ submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Taste: 25% Does this recipe taste great with every bite? Would you want to make this recipe over and over again based on taste alone? Does it contain interesting, yet gratifying flavor combinations?
  • Visual Appeal: 25% Does this recipe present beautifully on a plate or in a baking dish? Do your eyes make you want to eat this before you even smell or taste it?
  • Creativity: 25% Is this recipe your original idea? Is this recipe reflective of unique twists to ingredient usage? Have you incorporated your personal touch to this recipe?
  • Crowd Appeal: 25% Does your recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Does this recipe have easy to find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does this recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

Sound delicious? Check out our contest details below.

GOLDEN GIRL GRANOLA BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE CONTEST RULES

We’re looking for downright fabulous “HOME COOKS,” not professional chefs who maintain a food blog. The first 50 qualified applicants will be accepted. How can you qualify?

  • Must be 18 years old or older at time of entry
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident
  • Void where prohibited
  • Food blog must be updated frequently (at least once per week) and have been in existence for at least 6 months.
  • Recipe must be original
  • Applicants cannot be professional chefs
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

Recipe Details

Qualified applicants will be sent their choice of one free flavor of Golden Girl Granola to create their original APPETIZER recipe. For recipe submissions, we are looking for creations that are easy to recreate, great for families, that are delicious, and of course, original and inventive.

Only recipes using Golden Girl Granola will be considered.

How to Submit Your Recipe

Final recipe must be publicly posted on your food blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to qualify. Please email your original recipe to contest@goldengirlgranola.com, including a photo (Jpeg) of your finished dish with no water mark, along with links to your published recipe by the contest deadline. Applicants are responsible for complying with all rules of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Golden Girl Granola would also like for each blogger to send us a personal picture so that we can post them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We highly encourage you to share your recipes on any and all forms of social media including, but not limited to: Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+, etc. Please send links to sites where you have shared your recipe to contest@goldengirlgranola.com.

CONTEST TIMELINE & IMPORTANT INFOMATION

  • Contest begins May 1, 2017 and ends July 31, 2017
  • Recipes must be sent no later than July 31, 2017
  • No recipes will be allowed for entry after July 31, 2017
  • Contest only open to the first 50 QUALIFIED bloggers

GOLDEN GIRL GRANOLA BLOGGER RECIPE CHALLENGE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

  1. Eligibility: This Contest is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the United States who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. This contest is sponsored by Golden Girl Granola of Shirley, MA. Employees, officers and directors of sponsor, affiliates and promotion partners, and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. Applicants are responsible for complying with all rules of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
  2. How to Enter: Contest begins at 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time on May 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on July 31, 2017 (the “Deadline Date”). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the Deadline Date. To enter, visit www.goldengirlgranola.com and follow the Blogger Recipe Challenge link on the homepage. All entries must include your full name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, blog name, and flavor of granola to be used in the recipe. If entries do not contain all necessary information, entrant will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions. Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this contest. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
  3. Judging: The winner of the contest will be determined by judging all qualifying entrants’ submissions based on the following criteria:
  • Taste: 25% Does this recipe taste great with every bite? Would you want to make this recipe over and over again based on taste alone? Does it contain interesting, yet gratifying flavor combinations?
  • Visual Appeal: 25% Does this recipe present beautifully on a plate or in a baking dish? Do your eyes make you want to eat this before you even smell or taste it?
  • Creativity: 25% Is this recipe your original idea? Is this recipe reflective of unique twists to ingredient usage? Have you incorporated your personal touch to this recipe?
  • Crowd Appeal: 25% Does your recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Does this recipe have easy to find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does this recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above. All judging will be completed by Golden Girl Granola. Decision of Golden Girl Granola is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest.

All recipes must be the original work of entrant and not previously published. You may use other recipes for inspiration, but you must make your own unique ingredient and cooking instruction changes in order for the recipe to be considered. Each submitted recipe must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All entries become the property of Golden Girl Granola and will not be returned. By submitting a recipe for this contest, you grant Golden Girl Granola its parent company and licensees all right, title and interest in the submitted entry, including the right to publish your recipe and any other information provided worldwide in all print and electronic media, (now or hereafter existing,) without time limitation, and the right to include your name and hometown (e.g., city and state) in connection therewith. Sponsor may contact you via phone or email regarding your submission.

  1. Winners and Prizes: Winners will be selected as follows: One first place winner will be awarded 4 free flavors of Golden Girl Granola per month for one year; One second place winner will be awarded 14 free bags of Golden Girl Granola. One third place winner will receive seven free bags of Golden Girl Granola. Sponsor has the right to publish winners’ names and recipes in future company promotional activities. Each prize is not transferable and cannot be assigned or substituted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in the event that the stated prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the sponsor. Sponsor will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the winners’ acceptance or use of the prize(s). All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, assuming a sufficient number of qualifying entries is received and meet the minimum judging criteria. Winners must submit an affidavit of eligibility.
  2. Selection of Winners: Winners will be determined and notified on or about September 1, 2017 by regular mail and/or email. Any winner may be required to execute a Statement of Eligibility and Release and Payment Authorization within 30 days of prize notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Entry and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes permission for the sponsor and its agencies, if any, to use the winner’s name, hometown (e.g., city and state) and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation or authorization, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, unless prohibited by law.
  3. Conditions: Sponsor is not liable for any technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer internet system, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading/uploading any materials in this contest, or other technical difficulties or failures or other errors of any kind. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer and/or its contents, related to or resulting from contest. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest at any time for any reason. In such a circumstance, all winners will be selected based on entries received to date of termination. Sponsor also reserves the right to modify this contest in the event an insufficient number of entries are received and/or an insufficient number of entries meet the minimum judging criteria.
    In the event that two similar entries are received, only the entry judged to best meet criteria as set by sponsor will be included in the final judging. Entrants agree to indemnify sponsor, and its affiliated partners, from and against any and all claims and liabilities arising out of or in connection with this contest. In the event of any dispute regarding the identity of an entrant who submitted an online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used for the entry at the time of entry will be deemed the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the operation of the website or the entry process.
  1. No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures/Severability: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds the foregoing waiver unenforceable, entrants hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue residing exclusively within the federal or state courts of the State of Massachusetts and agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrants agree that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without reference to principles of conflicts of law. If any provision(s) of these Official Contest Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

Recipes cannot be submitted until bloggers have registered and have been selected by Golden Girl Granola. Registration requires a flavor to be chosen, in which they will receive to use in their recipe. Please register below and choose your flavor.