The Gluten Free Expo Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Gluten Free Canada, 5281 Oakmount Cres. Burnaby, BC, V5H4S7
WHAT IS THE CONTEST?
The Contest encourages bakers to create and submit their original gluten-free recipes online at glutenfreeexpo.ca/contest/. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. (PST) on April 24, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on April 24, 2013. All entries must be submitted by April 24, 2013. Gluten Free Canada’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
Eleven (11) Finalists will be selected. Each of the eleven (11) Finalists (including the Finalist who will also be named the Grand Prize Winner), will be awarded a prize valued at $100 (CAD) to be determined by Gluten Free Canada at the time that the prize is awarded.
The eleven Finalist recipes will be subject to a public voting period (see below for more details) and the Finalist who receives the most votes will be named the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the Gluten Free Expo website, newsletter, and given an additional cash prize valued at $400 in addition to the $100 prize for becoming a finalist.
Approximate retail value of all prizes is One Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00).
Limit one prize per person. Neither Gluten Free Canada nor any of its affiliates, partners, or subsidiaries will be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the winners’ acceptance or use of the prize(s). This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise regulated. All federal, provincial and local laws apply. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable, and may not be given, bartered, sold or exchanged for cash or another prize.
WHO CAN ENTER?
You are eligible to enter this contest if you are 19 years of age or older at the time of entry and are a legal Canadian resident residing in Canada during the competition. Void in Quebec and where prohibited. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Online entry only. Go to glutenfreeexpo.ca/contest/ and register to become a member of glutenfreeexpo.ca/newsletter and submit a gluten-free recipe of your own creation using the online entry form, filling in all requested information completely. Recipes submitted online must be for an appetizer, dessert (i.e. cookies, cakes, pies, bars), or bread (i.e. muffins, quick breads, pastries). List each recipe ingredient with specific flavor, exact measurements or weights, and in the order used. Provide complete preparation directions including baking time and temperature and type of bakeware used (including exact dimensions or size). A recipe without a baking step will not be accepted.
Each electronic entry should be submitted only once. Use of automated processes and devices to submit electronic entries are not permitted. Gluten Free Canada is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the entrant’s computer system as a result of submitting electronic entries. No limit on the number of entries per person.
By participating, entrant agrees to these Official Rules and Gluten Free Canada and the judges’ decisions, which shall be final and legally binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Gluten Free Canada (which includes its affiliates and each of its agents, officers, employees, licensees and all parties associated with the Contest) is not responsible for lost, destroyed, delayed, incomplete, illegible or misdirected materials. All entries become the property of Gluten Free Canada upon receipt and will not be returned
Only entries submitted via the website electronic form will be accepted. Entries submitted via mail, facsimile or other express delivery services will NOT be accepted. Gluten Free Canada is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable electronic mail, or entries that cannot be processed due to phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind, whether caused by Contest Sponsors, entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the promotion. Gluten Free Canada reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates the Official Rules. In the case of duplicate recipes, the first entry received will be judged. By submitting your recipe, you accept all contest rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your recipe becomes the sole property of Gluten Free Canada, and Gluten Free Canada reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all parts of the recipe, in any or all media without compensation or attribution to you. Gluten Free Canada reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Gluten Free Canada will select the winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Gluten Free Canada.
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CAUTION — ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
HOW WILL RECIPES BE JUDGED?
All entries must meet the contest requirements. Recipe entries must use a baking method of preparation, must be for a holiday appetizer, bread or dessert, must be newly created by the contestant and must be entirely gluten-free.
Initial judging will be done by a Gluten Free Canada Gluten-Free Panel, consisting of Gluten Free Canada employees from the promotions and marketing divisions, and group of Gluten Free Canada gluten free consumers, (“Judges”) for appropriate use of eligible products in addition to the criteria outlined below for the finalist recipes:
- Ease of Preparation
Judges will disqualify previously published recipes, such as, but not limited to those in major cookbooks, in magazines, from food companies, on major food or recipe websites and winners in national contests, unless the recipe features changes considered significant by the judges. Judges maintain the right to reject entries that are deemed inappropriate.
Gluten Free Canada will select and supply the ingredients and cooking equipment to be used during judging. Gluten Free Canada reserves the right to substitute comparable products at its discretion. Judging to determine Finalists will be done by a panel of food experts. During the judging process to determine Finalists, recipes will be tested by Gluten Free Canada to ensure that they are entirely gluten-free. If a recipe is found to contain gluten, that entry will be disqualified. Winners will be required to certify, on information or belief, that their recipes are their own creation and have not been published or publicized and have not won a national contest. Decision of the judges is final in all matters relating to this Contest.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M A FINALIST?
One finalist will be announced each month in the Gluten Free Expo monthly Newsletter.
Finalists will be encouraged to promote their recipe during the public vote. Eligible votes submitted during the public voting period will determine the Grand Prize Winner. Gluten Free Canada may prohibit any individual from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine that said individual is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices; violating the Official Rules; or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or are intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By submitting your recipe, you accept all contest rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?
If you are the Grand Prize Winner, you will be notified on or about April 25, 2013. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Internet at glutenfreeexpo.ca/contest following the competition, on or about April 26, 2013.