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People's Choice Voting
Sept. 11, 12 p.m. ET to Sept. 18, 12 p.m. ET
Maple Leaf Farms 2017 'Strut Your Duck' Recipe Contest

2017 Contest Theme: Not-your-average Holiday Duck Recipe
We're looking for non-traditional duck recipes for any of the major national U.S. holidays from Valentine's Day or Independence Day, to the big ones -- Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Submit up to three (3) entries that follow the theme for any menu course – appetizer, soup, salad, entrée or even dessert – for a chance to win one of these great prizes:
  • Grand Prize – $6,000, plus free Maple Leaf Farms duck products for a year
  • First Runner-Up Prize – $3,000
  • Second Runner-Up Prize – $1,500
  • People's Choice Award – $350
Contest submissions will be accepted online beginning July 1, 2017. Read the "Contest Rules" for complete details.


Our judging panel will review all qualifying entries to then select 10 recipe finalists that will be prepared and tasted. Recipes will be judged using these criteria: Recipe and Preparation, Originality/Creativity, Visual Appeal, and Taste (finalists).

Entrants may submit up to three recipes along with the final prepared dish photo showing the product package. Contest is open to cooking enthusiasts (home cooks) that are residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., 18 years old or older.

Email contest questions to

Read Official Contest Rules »