Saturday, September 3, 2011

BHG Recipe Contest

Recipe Contest: Win Money!
Enter your original (never before published) recipes in BHG Prize Tested Recipes' contest, which features new categories each month. Each month they publish the top recipe in each category. Winning monthly recipes will be eligible to win the 2012 GRAND PRIZE - a selection of appliance from Frigidaire worth up to $10,000.
Two $500 winners for April.
April 2012 Categories
Following information from BHG Recipe Contest:

QUICK BRUNCH SWEETS: We are looking for some quick ideas for early get-togethers. Perhaps it's a coffee cake or batch of muffins that you've created. How about a quick bread loaf such as a fruit bread with a crunchy nut topping? Sweet scones and doughnuts are other possibilities. You might even come up with a new take on a layered parfaits. Sweet fix-ups for refrigerated rolls and biscuits are also eligible.

MEAT LOAF MAKEOVERS: Take a meat loaf recipe and give it a makeover. We're looking for a recipe that is past the basics. Need suggestions? Try a different ground meat or meat combination. Add herbs, spices, or even chopped fruit. Use salsa or stir-fry sauce to add unique flavor. How about making a layered meat loaf or filling the center of the loaf with veggies? Share your best meat loaf idea.

Better Homes and Gardens Prize Tested Recipes® April 2012 Contest Official Rules

CONTEST: The April 2012 Prize Tested Recipes Contest features two (2) recipe categories: "Quick Brunch Sweets" and "Meat Loaf Makeovers" (each a "Category"). Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. C.T. on August 1, 2011, and ends on September 23, 2011. At the conclusion of the Contest, judges will select one (1) winner per Category.

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO ENTER: 1) Online: Submit the entry information required below at Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., C.T. on September 23, 2011. 2) Email: Submit the entry information required below to Entries submitted by e-mail must be received by 11:59 p.m., CT on September 23, 2011. 3)Mail: Submit the entry information required below by postal mail to: 1211 Food Dept., Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Mail entries must be neatly written or typed. Entries must be postmarked on or before September 23, 2011, and received by September 30, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor"), and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

ENTRIES: For each Category entered, create your original recipe. Multiple entries are allowed, but each recipe must be submitted as a separate entry and each entry must meet the following requirements:

A recipe may be submitted in either of the two (2) monthly Categories. Write or type on each entry the Category you wish to enter. Each recipe may only be submitted for judging in one Category. Multiple entries may be submitted in the same envelope or email.

Recipe entries must be original, and cannot have been previously published, won another competition or contest, or been used for advertising or promotional purposes.

Entry must: (1) include recipe name and the number of servings that the recipe yields, (2) use ingredients that are available in most grocery stores; (3) list ingredients with measurements in order of use; (4) include step-by-step preparation and cooking directions; (5) for mail and e-mail entries, please include: entrant name, age and complete address with zip code, telephone number with area code and e-mail (optional).

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES: All eligible entries received will be judged by a qualified panel of judges appointed by Sponsor to select one (1) Category Winner for each Category based on creativity (30%), taste (40%), and practicality (30%). In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in the Practicality criterion will be a winner. Each Category Winner will receive a $500 check. One prize per household.

Potential winners will be notified and prizes will be delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

CONDITIONS/WARRANTIES: Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding an online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

RELEASES: By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor?s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.

By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties' use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants' entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation. By entering, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties' use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants? entry materials.

PRIVACY: Registration for Sponsor's website is required to enter the Contest online. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor's other websites as well. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law, potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release and Assignment of All Rights in Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. For April 2012 winners' list, available after October 31, 2011, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: BH&G Prize Tested Recipes Winners' List April 2012, Food Dept., Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Des Moines, IA 50309-3023.


  1. Great contest - now to think of what to enter!

  2. Are you going to enter? :) I keep meaning to start doing recipe contests...