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Family Heirloom Recipe Contest Rules

Our Family Heirloom Recipe competition seeks your Best Baked Good, made from scratch, Heirloom Recipe that is at least 50 years old or older.

  1. All entrants must be 16 years of age or older and only one entry per person.

  2. The family recipe must be 50 years or older, so dig deep into your family's culinary history and find a favorite.

  3. Your entry must consist of a photocopy of the original recipe.  These recipes can be from a cookbook, back of envelopes, notations in books, or 3x5 recipe cards.  However the recipe was originally written is how it needs to be photocopied.  If you have rewritten the original recipe to clarify instructions, please include a copy along with the original recipe that inspired it.  If the family favorite was lost and you put effort to recreate it, please note this in your history with some explanation of how it was achieved or how the recipe was lost.

  4. On a separate sheet of paper present the recipes history.  You may include who passed the recipe to you, ethnicity (if relevant), number of years the recipe has been in your family and any interesting information about it's place in your family's traditions.  Note, the history accounts for 50% of the score, so be sure to do justice to your recipes story.  For examples, please consult www.greatermidwestfoodways.com under the "Events" tab.

  5. The recipe must be prepared for judging exactly as described in the recipe.  This will be 40% of the score.  The entire loaf, pie, cake or brownies must be entered.  If cookies or individual items is entered 10 must be entered.  A sample will be added to your display for the viewing of the entries.  If product needs refrigeration, please pack in cooler to keep cool till judging.

  6. Each entry will be shown in a display.  Your product should be displayed simply, though attractively, with the use of props.  Such as a framed copy of the original recipe, photographs, placemats, napkins, glassware or flowers.  Make it look like you would remember it as being displayed in your family but keep it simple.  You will have up to a 24" x 24" space for your display.  10% of your score comes from display.

  7. On every paper entered in the contest, please write your name on the back of the paper.

  8. This is going to be a closed judging.  The Judges decisions are final and awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

  9. Entries are to be brought to the Exchange (PNC Bank Building) on Thursday, July 4th from 9a.m. to Noon.  Displays will be available for viewing Friday Noon to 9p.m., Saturday 9a.m. to 9p.m.  Entries need to be picked up between noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Please complete the form below and click on the Submit button.

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