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RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Contestants

  • The Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest is open to all residents over the age of 18 ONLY in the following states: California, Oregon and Washington.
  • A total of 15 semifinalists, 5 from each state, will be personally notified by phone and in writing that their recipe has been selected and that they are invited to compete in the regional event hosted in their state of residence. Semifinalists must be present at the regional contest in order to be eligible to win. (Regional contestant transportation to and from the event and one night lodging will be paid for by Foster Farms.)
  • From the regional level, 6 finalists, 2 from each state, will be selected during the regional event and invited to compete in the final contest in Northern California in September 2012. Finalists must be present at the final contest in order to be eligible to win. (Final contestant transportation to and from the finals and one night lodging will be paid for by Foster Farms.)

2. Promotion

  • As part of the contest, winning contestants agree to participate in the promotion of their recipes (media interviews, website interviews, etc.) at no additional compensation.

3. Call for Entries/Recipe Submissions

  • Entries (you may submit more than one recipe, please submit separate entry forms for each unique recipe) may be submitted via the Foster Farms website www.fosterfarms.com/cookingcontest, by email at cookingcontest@fosterfarms.com or by mail to Foster Farms, Cooking Contest, PO Box 306, Livingston, CA 95334. Online and emailed entries are due by 11:59:59 PDT on June 3, 2012. Mailed entries must be postmarked on or before June 3, 2012.

4. Recipe Requirements

  • It is a contest requirement that all recipes entered must use locally-grown Foster Farms fresh (raw) chicken: a whole chicken, or any part or parts; or ground chicken. The use of fresh, local and natural ingredients inspired by your state or region are encouraged wherever possible.
  • All recipes must make 4 to 8 servings of chicken.
  • Grilling recipes will not be considered.
  • Recipe must be able to be prepared – start to finish – 1.5 hours or less.

5. Restrictions

  • Employees of Foster Farms or immediate family members of Foster Farms employees are not eligible to participate. Previous grand prize winners of the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest are not eligible to participate.
  • Recipes must be original and not be published in any public forum ("original" is defined as not previously published in the same or substantially the same form). Contest semifinalists will be required to certify in writing that their entry is "original.”
  • All entries become the property of Foster Farms. Entry constitutes permission to edit, modify, adapt, publish, promote and otherwise use the recipe in any way without compensation.
  • Recipes that do not follow recipe requirements will be disqualified.
  • Contest void where prohibited by law.

6. Judging

  • Semifinalists’ and finalists’ recipes will be selected and judged by panels comprised of culinary, poultry industry and food media professionals.
  • Semifinalists will be notified by phone and in writing in July 2012. Finalists will be notified in person at the appropriate regional event.
  • Judges will make decisions based on: taste, use of fresh/local/natural ingredients, appearance/appeal, simplicity/ease of making and originality.

7. Prizes

  • 15 semifinalists receive $100 upon notification of being a semifinalist.
  • 6 regional winners receive $1,000 and a trip to the Napa Valley to compete in the final event.
  • One grand prize winner receives $10,000 plus 104 vouchers (valued up to $10 each) that are redeemable for packages of Foster Farms fresh chicken at participating locations.
  • Taxes on prizes are the responsibility of winners.