July 1, 2019 - Two (2) Finalists Announced & Voting Starts On Contest Landing Page
July 8, 2019 - Voting Ends
July 9, 2019 - Winner Announced On Contest Landing Page
Round 1 (determining top five)
During Round 1, each recipe will be judged by a team of Food52 editors and representatives of Food52 based on the following criteria:
(a) Relevance: relevance to contest theme and overall appeal of the recipe (30%);
(b) Organization: whether the recipe is written well, including all steps, in an organized and reproducible way (30%);
(c) Preparation: ease of preparation, whether the recipe is practical (e.g. does not require special cookware or ingredients) (30%);
(d) Popularity: the number of favorites and comments the recipe receives from the public (10%).
The top five (5) finalists in each category (the “finalist” or “finalists”) will be chosen based on the above Food52 Judging Criteria.
Each finalist will be notified by telephone or e-mail on or around the date of selection in accordance with the information provided at the time of entry.
Round 2 (determining top two)
The final five recipes will be judged by representatives of Food52 according to the following criteria:
(a) Taste and presentation: overall flavor, visual appeal (40%);
(b) Creativity and inventiveness: originality, relevance to the theme (35%);
(c) Community feedback: favorites, ratings, and comments on the recipe page (25%).
Round 3 (determining contest winner)
After the top two are determined, the Food52 community will vote on these finalists. The contest winner will then be determined as follows:
(a) Taste and presentation: overall flavor; visual appeal (40%);
(b) Creativity and inventiveness: originality; relevance to the theme (35%);
(c) Community vote: Food52 community votes on the two finalists (25%).
Food52 reserves the right, at our discretion, to disqualify or discount any entrant, image or vote connected to votes cast by unfair means.
Should there be any attempt to manipulate voting or winner selection process, Food52 reserves the right to select the winners, disqualify any votes, disqualify any entry, and take any other action it deems appropriate in order to conduct this Contest fairly and equitably. Entrants may not obtain votes in exchange for, or provide or benefit from, any inducement, vote exchange, vote farming, or any other material benefit, that artificially inflates an entrant’s vote total, as determined by Food52 in its sole discretion.