2022 Taste of Home – Holidays & Celebrations Recipe Contest

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2022
Categories: Recipe Contests
2022 Taste of Home Holidays & Celebrations Contest

General Information

We’re not just talking Christmas! If your spread is decked out for every holiday or special occasion on the calendar, we’d love a sample.

Your green velvet layer cake for St. Patrick’s Day sounds like it would spare you a pinch. We can’t think of a more impressive Easter centerpiece than your stuffed Hasselback-style ham or a more delicious Halloween hors d’oeuvre than your pumpkin-shaped pull-apart bread. Oh, and it’s bottoms up as soon as your red, white and blue Bomb Pop shots appear each Independence Day.

So show us how you celebrate with your favorite themed recipe, and you could win $500.00.

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? Does it have mass appeal? 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 the recipe your original idea? Is the 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 the recipe have easy-to-find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does the recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above. In the event of a tie, the highest scoring entry in the Creativity category will be the winner. All judging will be accomplished by a panel of Taste of Home food experts. Decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.

Entry Fees

Grand Prize (1) – $500.00
1st Place (1) – $300.00
2nd Place (1) – $150.00
3rd Place (1) – $75.00
Most Innovative (1) – $50.00
Runners-Up (7) – Each win a book as selected by Sponsor

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