Junior Chef Competition - Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Junior Chef Competition

Junior Chef Competition DPR Cookery202 & BBQ Battle Contest Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

RECIPE SUBMISSION PERIOD
The recipe submission period for the 2020 Giant BBQ Battle Virtual Experience Contests (the “Contests”) begins on Monday June 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2020 (the “Submission Period”).  All recipes must be submitted on-line by visiting the www.BBQinDC.com virtual event website and clicking on the desired contest.

JUDGING PERIOD
The judging for the contests shall be conducted in two rounds. The first round shall be conducted throughout the month of June 2020, beginning on June 1 and concluding on June 30, 2020. Entries will be presented to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Judging Committee consisting of DPR Celebrity Athletes, BBQ Pitmasters, Professional Chefs and Industry Experts.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open only to legal youth residents of the United States who are Seventeen (17) years old or younger at the time of entry (the “Entrant” or “Entrants”). Employees, contractors and interns of Barbecue Battle Inc. and the Giant Barbecue Battle Inc. and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter the Contest. In order to enter the Contest or win a prize in this Contest, the Entrant must comply fully with these Official Rules, and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Barbecue Battle Inc., whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST AND SUBMIT A RECIPE
An Entrant should log on to www.BBQinDC.com  (the “Website”) during the Submission Period, click on the Contest banner and follow the instructions for entry. The Entrant will be redirected to the Kansas City Barbeque Society website www.kcbs.us to register for the contest and upload their entry. The Entrant must provide all requested information in the required fields including full name, e-mail address and ZIP code and then must enter a recipe (the “Recipe” or “Recipes”) as instructed on the Website. The Entrant should then click “submit” to be entered in the Contest (the “Entry” or “Entries”). In the event the Contest is entered via a mobile device, message and data charges may apply.

  

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SPONSOR BY 5:00 P.M. ET ON JUNE 30, 2020 (THE “SUBMISSION DEADLINE”). NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.

Entries for the Contest will not be accepted through postal mail, hand-delivery, express mail delivery, e-mail or via facsimile..

Sponsor and The Kansas City Barbeque Society will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected Entries.

CONTEST RULES

  1. The DPR Cookery202 & Giant Barbecue Battle are looking for original recipes to showcase to its audience. The Recipe must be the Entrant’s own original creation and not previously published. The Entrant may use other recipes for inspiration, but Entrant must use his or her own unique ingredient and cooking instruction changes in order for the Recipe to be considered.
  2. The Entrant must enter the Recipe into one of the following five (5) Contest categories (the “Category” or “Categories”)
    • (a) CHICKEN – PERDUE SIZZLEN CHICKEN CONTEST
    • (b) BEEF – NATIONAL BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP
    • (c) TURKEY – TURKEY SMOKE
    • (d) PORK RIBS – SMOKIN’ WITH SMITHFIELD
    • (e) VEGETARIAN
  3. The Recipe must be in English and should specify the following:

(a) Include at least two items from the list of OFFICIAL BBQ BATTLE PRODUCTSnumber of servings,

(b) list of all required ingredients in specific, common U.S. household measurements or weights, (c) step by step preparation instructions and

(d) cooking times, if applicable, as well as type of cookware used (including exact dimensions or sizes).

(e.) picture of chef with final dish and recipe

  1. An Entrant may submit only one (1) entry and that entry must be one of the categories listed. An Entrant may enter the contest only one (1) time.
  2. Each Entrant must list the category within the naming of the electronic file to be submitted. (i.e. “Turkey,” “Ribs,” etc.).
  3. The Recipe should never have been published before, nor won any other prize nor been submitted or entered in any other recipe or food preparation contest. Barbecue Battle will disqualify previously published Recipes, such as, but not limited to, those in major cookbooks, in magazines, from food companies, or on major food or recipe websites.
  4. By submitting the Recipe in this Contest, the Entrant grants the Sponsor and The Kansas City Barbeque Society unrestricted use of the submitted entry which includes the right to publish the Recipe and any other information provided worldwide in all print and electronic media (now or hereafter existing) without time limitation, and the right to include the Entrant’s hometown (e.g. city and state) in connection therewith. Sponsor reserves the right to edit, modify, translate, reproduce and distribute the submitted material in any medium and in any manner as it deems appropriate.
  5. By entering the Contest, Entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted Recipe is an original work created solely by the Entrant, that the Recipe does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Recipe.
  1. By submitting the Recipe, Entrant accepts the Rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Contest judges, which will be final as to all matters.
  2. Each Entrant shall submit the following:
  • 1 completed recipe information sheet including the recipe name, ingredients (including the minimum of two ingredients from the OFFICIAL BBQ BATTLE PRODUCTS list,” cooking instructions, etc.). Please submit a Microsoft Word document not to exceed 1 page. The recipe will be used in conjunction with the final round of judging to determine the winner.
  • 1 photo of the product; which must include a photo of the product the final dish fully prepared.
  • This photo will be used in an online judging scenario so the appearance will matter.
  1. If a file is corrupt or not working, we will make one attempt to gather a different file from the contestant.

JUDGING / SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS

JUDGING
The recipes will be judged by a team of Celebrity Athletes, professional chefs, Celebrity BBQ Pitmasters writers (the “Judges”) based on the following criteria:

(a) Use of at least two OFFICIAL BBQ BATTLE PRODUCTS(25%).

(b) Relevance – relevance to the Barbecue theme of the Contest and overall appeal of the Recipe (25%);

(b) Organization – is the Recipe written well, including all steps, in an organized and reproducible way? (25%); and

(c) Preparation – ease of preparation, is the recipe practical (e.g. does not require special cookware or ingredients) (25%).

A total of three (3) winners will be selected (the “Category Winner” or “Category Winners”) based on the Culinary School Judging Criteria.

Decisions of the CS Judges is final and binding on all matters related to this Contest. The CS Judges will disqualify previously published recipes, such as but not limited to those in cookbooks, in magazines, online, from food companies, and winners in recipe contests, unless the recipe features changes considered significant by the CS Judges, in their sole and absolute discretion. Finalists will be required to certify, on information or belief, that their Recipes are their original creation and have not been published or publicized and have not been recognized as a winner in a recipe contest. The CS Judges reserve the right to change Recipe names or assign entries to the Category they deem appropriate. Decisions of the CS Judges are final in all matters relating to this contest.

Entrants are eligible to win one (1) prize in this Contest.

ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Contest entries received and the quality of the Recipes received, as judged pursuant to these Rules.

PRIZES
A total of three (3) prizes will be awarded.

FIRST PLACE:
DPR Cookery202 Chef Coat & Chef Hat;

Lead culinary class at Kennilworth Recreation Center teaching kitchen;
$500 Giant Gift Card;
Feature on DPR website;
Grand Prize Winner Certificate
Individual Annual membership to the Kansas City Barbeque Society; a $40 value 

SECOND PLACE:
$250 Giant Gift Card;
Feature on DPR website;
Second Place Winner Certificate
Individual Annual membership to the Kansas City Barbeque Society; a $40 value

 THIRD PLACE:
$100 Giant Gift Card;
Feature on DPR website;
Third Place Winner Certificate
Individual Annual membership to the Kansas City Barbeque Society; a $40 value

AWARD NOTIFICATION
Each of the Winners will be notified on or around July 7, 2020 via phone or e-mail.  Each of the Winners must each sign, have notarized and return within fifteen (15) days of prize notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (and any other documentation required by Sponsor, in its sole discretion) in order to be eligible to accept the prize or the winner will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

No substitution or transfer of the prizes will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Barbecue Battle and Barbecue Battle reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Once received by winner, no compensation will be given for lost, stolen, mutilated or expired gift cards. Barbecue Battle is not responsible for replacing lost, stolen, mutilated or expired gift cards. In order to begin the Kansas City Barbeque Society annual membership, Winners should contact info@kcbs.us or 1-800-963-5227.

TAXES
All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Any person winning over $600 in prizes during any, one (1) year period will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. USE OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES By participating in this Contest, an Entrant agrees to opt-in to receive e-mail communications from the Sponsor. If an Entrant chooses to opt out of such future communications from the Sponsor, he or she will be able to do so by following the instructions on any electronic communications sent by the Sponsor. Upon opting-out, the Sponsor will no longer send e-mail messages to the Entrant. An Entrant may choose to opt out of being on any Sponsor e-mail list during the Contest Period. An Entrant’s choice to opt out will not affect the Entrant’s entry or chances in the Contest.

INTERNET
It is the Entrant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Entrant is responsible for all costs or charges involved in accessing the Website and warrants that the cost of accessing the site, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost. If for any reason the internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Barbecue Battle or the Kansas City Barbeque Society which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Barbecue Battle reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the end of the Submission Period, finalists will be drawn in each Category at days-end from eligible entries received online up to the time of cancellation. Barbecue Battle and the Kansas City Barbeque Society assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Barbecue Battle and the Kansas City Barbeque Society are not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered entries. Barbecue Battle and the Kansas City Barbeque Society are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Contest. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Barbecue Battle and the Kansas City Barbeque Society reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such devices will cause disqualification. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with Barbecue Battle’s Privacy Policy as posted on its website.

CONDITIONS
By entering, each Entrant agrees to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of Barbecue Battle, which are binding and final, and release Barbecue Battle, and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, the Kansas City Barbeque Society and anyone associated with the production of this Contest, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorney’s fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential prize winners waives the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorney’s fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned to Barbecue Battle as undeliverable, if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing. Upon forfeiture, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, Contest submissions and/or statements attributed to winners regarding the Contest, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent. All entries become the property of Barbecue Battle, with opportunity for use by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the state of New York, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws. This Contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

This Contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that an Entrant is using the Contest for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Barbecue Battle, the Kansas City Barbeque Society and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on Entrants obtained through the Contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Barbecue Battle and their affiliates reserve the right to change the rules of the Contest at any time.

NAMES OF WINNERS / WINNING RECIPES
Contest Winner’s and recipes will be posted online beginning approximately July 7, 2020.

SPONSOR & CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR
DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 1275 First ST NE | Washington, DC 20002 8th Floor
Barbecue Battle Inc. 4339 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD 20716 info@BBQinDC.com

 

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