RECIPE REQUIREMENTS: The Martha White® /Lodge® Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off 2013 (“Contest”) seeks original MAIN DISH recipes prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix. All recipes must be cooked in Lodge® Cast Iron cookware. Recipes using alcohol as an ingredient will not be accepted. Recipes may not have won previous awards, may not have been published previously and must not infringe upon any other person’s rights. Each recipe must include U.S. standard measurements, complete preparation instructions, cooking time and temperatures, number of servings, size of pans and any special utensils or cookware.
HOW TO ENTER: The Contest begins January 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Noon Central Time. Three ways to enter:
- By mail: Send your original recipe, in English, legibly written, printed, or typed on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper with your complete name, mailing or street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and name of grocery retailer in an envelope with First Class Postage to: National Cornbread Cook-Off 2013, Suite 400, 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2013 and received by March 8, 2013.
- By e-mail: Send your original recipe, in English, typed in an e-mail with your complete name, mailing or street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and name of grocery retailer to: email@example.com. E-mail entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. Central Time on February 28, 2013.
- By Internet: Submit your original recipe, in English, typed online on the Contest page at www.marthawhite.com with your complete name, mailing or street address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and name of grocery retailer. Online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. Central Time on February 28, 2013.
Enter as often as you wish, but only one entry may qualify as a finalist. Each entry must be mailed in a separate envelope or submitted by separate e-mail message or Internet entry.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and D.C. (18 years or older), except food professionals. This includes individuals who currently attend, have attended or who are graduates of an accredited culinary program or who are employed as chefs, food writers, or food home economists who create recipes for pay. Employees, officers and directors of Martha White Foods Inc., Lodge Manufacturing Company, or Brown Stove Works, Inc., (“Sponsors”), their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and publicity agencies and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) or households of any of the above are not eligible. Entries from anyone who has been a prize winner or finalist in any Sponsor contest (including contests for Smucker's®, Jif®, Crisco®, Folgers®, Hungry Jack®, Eagle Brand®, Pillsbury®, etc.) in the 12 months prior to the Contest start date will NOT be considered.
JUDGING: Entries will be judged initially based on the written recipe by a qualified panel of judges and will consider the following: likely taste, creativity, ease of preparation and appropriate use of the products. The top 15-20 recipes will then be prepared and judged by a qualified panel of judges and assigned points based on on the following criteria and point system: taste (1 to 30 points); creativity (1 to 30 points); appropriate use of product (1 to 15 points); ease of preparation (1 to 15 points); and visual appeal (1 to 10 points). All category points will be added to determine 10 finalists. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in the taste category and, if necessary, the appropriate use of product category, will determine the winner. All 10 finalists will be notified by phone call or e-mail on or about March 25, 2013. All potential finalists (or finalist’s parent/legal guardian if finalist is a minor) will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permissible) within 7 days of receipt of finalist notification. If any finalist fails to return the completed documents within the time allowed, or is found ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, then the finalist will be disqualified, and an alternate may be selected. Finalist status and Prizes are non-transferable. Only one individual per entry may compete at the Cook-Off on April 27, 2013; no teams or groups will be permitted. All finalists must participate in the National Cornbread Cook-Off in South Pittsburg, Tenn., April 27, 2013 to be eligible to win a prize. If a finalist is unable to participate in the Cook-Off in South Pittsburg, Tenn., on April 27, 2013, or otherwise does not comply with the Official Rules, an alternate finalist may be selected time permitting. All finalists will also have to make himself or herself available for media interviews and public relations events. All groceries and kitchen equipment, except a stove, needed by the finalists for recipe preparation at the festival are the responsibility of the finalists. Each finalist will be responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements, but will receive a $500 reimbursement to help cover expenses.
PRIZES: First Prize — $5,000 cash; a 30-inch FiveStar® stainless steel gas range [Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,250] from Five Star® Professional Cooking Equipment, a Division of Brown Stove Works, Inc., of Cleveland, Tenn., and special gifts from Lodge® Cast Iron and Martha White (ARV: $50).
Second Prize — $1,500 cash and special gifts from Lodge® Cast Iron and Martha White (ARV: $50).
Third Prize — $1,000 cash and special gifts from Lodge® Cast Iron and Martha White (ARV: $50).
Seven Honorable Mention Prizes of $150 cash and special gifts from Lodge® Cast Iron and Martha White (ARV: $50).
Total ARV of all prizes: $12,300.00
No substitution, cash reimbursement, or transfer of prizes, except Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any of the advertised prizes become unavailable. All prizes will be awarded on or about April 27, 2013. By entering, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the Contest.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, finalists agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsors, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agencies from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity. Finalists further acknowledge that the above parties are in no manner responsible or liable for, and specifically disclaim, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or portion thereof, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Submission of a Contest entry grants Sponsors and their agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the recipe included with the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide, without limitation. Submission of any entry further constitutes the entrant’s (or his/her parent’s or guardian’s) consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsors any and all rights, title and interest in and to the entry, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights. Each entrant must be the sole and rightful owner of the recipe submitted in the Contest. Acceptance of finalist status or a Contest prize will further constitute and signify agreement and consent (or that of parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) that the Sponsors and/or Sponsors’ assignee may use the winner’s recipe, name, photograph, images, likeness, voice, signature, biographical information, recipe and/or any other intellectual property materials created or submitted as part of the Contest, in addition to any and all materials created during public relations activities related to the Contest (collectively “Publicity Materials”) for purposes of advertising, publicity and trade related to Sponsors’ products and/or services, in all media worldwide (including Sponsors’ websites), without further compensation, except where prohibited. Finalists’ statements may be used in whole or in part and may be paraphrased, amplified, shortened, and/or put into conversational form to meet the requirements of copy, layout and/or script, provided their general sense is not changed. All Publicity Materials developed or used will be Sponsors’ property and will be works “made for hire” and winners will retain no ownership rights whatsoever in or to said works. If said Publicity Materials are not considered works “made for hire,” winners hereby assign all said works to Sponsors. Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes on prizes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited. Sponsors reserve the right to take such action as they deem necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including without limitation, barring and disqualifying entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by any cause which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsors, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and determine winners from entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsors. In case of cancellation, a winning recipe will be chosen from all eligible entries received prior to the date of cancellation and if circumstances permit. If due to any technical, production, typographical or other error, more prizes are claimed or awarded than are described in the Official Rules at any prize level, the number of prizes identified in the Official Rules will be awarded in a random drawing from all such prize claims received. By participating, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By participating, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Cleveland, Ohio.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, such entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Neither Sponsors nor their agencies are responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, misdirected, or non-delivered entries or e-mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, or cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Neither Sponsors nor their agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website. Sponsors reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Contest or website, may be acting in violation of the terms of the website or may be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors or their agents.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR RELATED COMPANIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ENTRANTS ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURSIDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped, legal size envelope to National Cornbread Cook-Off 2013 Winners List, 700 12th Avenue South, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37203.
SPONSORS: Martha White Foods Inc., P.O. Box 751030, Memphis, TN 38175; Lodge Manufacturing Company, 204 East Fifth Street, South Pittsburg, TN 37380; and Brown Stove Works, Inc., 1422 Carolina Avenue, Cleveland, TN 37311