Rules Rundown (Download the Official Rules below.)
Entries must follow the contest theme and include one (1) original recipe using Maple Leaf Farms duck products with a photo showing the final prepared dish with the product package. The product package must be shown in the photo. (See "Requirements")
The written recipe, along with the photo, must be submitted between July 1- August 31, 2017, on the contest site. Submit up to three (3) recipes. Note that this year the maximum ingredients per recipe is 20.
All entries will be evaluated in Round I Judging where the 25 top entries will be selected based on written recipes only. The top 25 entries will then be reviewed, and 10 finalists selected from this group. Winners will be selected from the 10 finalists. (See "Judging Rounds")
People's Choice Award voting by the public for favorite duck dish will take place Sept. 11-18, 2017 (noon to noon EDT). This award does not affect the selection of the top three prize winners. An individual may vote 1 time per day/per entry. All votes must be cast from a public IP address located in North America. (See "Prizes")
You must live in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be at least 18 years old to enter. The previous year’s Grand Prize winner is not eligible to enter. This contest is for cooking enthusiasts (home cooks). If you are a chef or culinary student, please visit www.mapleleaffarms.com/chef-recipe-contest. (See "Eligibility")