2021 Junior Chef Competition Winners
1st Place: Felesha Bernard with “Not Your Mama’s Chicken Wings”
2nd Place: Spencer Hardwick with “Delicious Chicken Sandwich”
3rd Place: Ellie Slayton with “The World Changing Chicken BBQ”
Recipe submission period for the 2021 Giant BBQ Battle Virtual Experience Contests (the “Contests”) begins on Friday, May 28, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (the “Submission Period”). All recipes must be submitted online by visiting the www.BBQinDC.com/contest event website and clicking on the desired contest.
Judging for the Jr. Chef Competition Contest shall be conducted in Two Rounds. The First Round will be done via a “People’s Choice” popular vote on www.BBQinDC.com. Finalists in this round will be determined by the most successful (popularly voted) entrants by the end of the contest period, subject to the Sponsor’s consideration of votes. First-round judging shall begin on May 28 and conclude on June 23, 2021, subject to change at Sponsor’s discretion. Judging in the popular vote contest is limited to real individuals only and any method of cheating (eg. bots, fake accounts) will result in immediate disqualification. Entrants are encouraged to invite friends, family, coworkers, and any others they know to vote for them. Finalists will be selected from this round and advance to the second round.
The Second Round will consist of celebrity judging of the finalists selected from the first round. Finalists’ dishes will be presented to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Judging Committee likely to consist of Celebrity Athletes, BBQ Pitmasters, Professional Chefs, and Industry Experts. The celebrity judges will decide the winner on June 27, 2021, in a viewable online format, zoom, or other format, subject to Barbecue Battle Inc. and D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation [herein referred to as Sponsor(s)] approval.
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. Entrants are eligible to win one (1) prize in this Contest.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST AND SUBMIT A RECIPE
An Entrant should log on to www.BBQinDC.com/contest (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, email address, and ZIP code along with filling in all boxes marked for the 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 23, 2021 (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, or email.
Entrants are allowed to submit one (1) time, any additional entries will be dismissed and any attempts at repeated entry may result in disqualification.
Sponsor and The Kansas City Barbeque Society will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected Entries.
- The DPR Cookery202 & Giant Barbecue Battle are looking for original dishes to showcase to its audience. The dish must be the Entrant’s own original creation. The Entrant may use other recipes and dishes for inspiration, but Entrant must use his/her/their own unique ingredient and cooking instruction changes in order for the dish to be considered.
- To enter the Entrant must submit the following:
A photo of their finished Dish, plated, showing:
- The final dish fully prepared to show appearance and tenderness.
- Name of the Dish in caption form: (John’s Chicken Tenders, Ruby’s Ribs, Dinosaur Dinner, etc.)
The category of dish:
- CHICKEN – PERDUE SIZZLIN’ CHICKEN CONTEST
- BEEF – NATIONAL BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP
- PORK RIBS – SMOKIN’ WITH SMITHFIELD
(If a file is corrupt or not working, we will make one attempt to gather a different file from the contestant.)
3. 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.
4. Each Entrant must list the category along with their first and last name as the name of the electronic file to be submitted: (i.e., “Johnny Doe, Chicken,” “Billy Blank, Ribs,” etc.).
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Judging/Selection and Notification of Winners
The recipes will be judged by a team of Celebrity Athletes, Professional Chefs, and TV BBQ Pitmasters (the “Judges”) based on the following criteria:
(a) Relevance – Relevance to the Barbecue theme of the Contest and overall appeal of the Recipe (33%).
(b) Creativity – Is the Recipe exciting? Does it look like the entrant had a fun time making it? (33%); and
(c) Preparation – ease of preparation, is the recipe practical (e.g., does not require special cookware or ingredients) (33%).
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 dishes, such as but not limited to those in cookbooks, in magazines, online, from food companies, and winners in recipe contests, unless the dish 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 dish is their original creation and has not been published or publicized and has 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.
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.
A total of three (3) prizes will be awarded.
- 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
- $250 Giant Gift Card;
- Feature on DPR website;
- Second Place Winner Certificate
- $100 Giant Gift Card;
- Feature on DPR website;
- Third Place Winner Certificate
All winners receive Individual Annual membership to the Kansas City Barbeque Society; a $40 value.
Each of the Winners will be notified on or around July 3, 2021, via phone or email. 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 the 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 [email protected] or 1-800-963-5227.
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 be required to fill out a W-9 form and will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. USE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES By participating in this Contest, an Entrant agrees to opt-in to receive email 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 email messages to the Entrant. An Entrant may choose to opt-out of being on any Sponsor email list during the Contest Period. An Entrant’s choice to opt-out will not affect the Entrant’s entry or chances in the Contest.
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 waive 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 Maryland, without regard to the principles or 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.
Name of Winners/Winning Recipes
Contest Winner’s and recipes will be posted online beginning approximately July 7, 2021.
Sponsor & Contest Administrator
DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 1275 First ST NE | Washington, DC 20002 8th Floor
Barbecue Battle Inc. PO Box 1607, Bowie, MD 20717 [email protected]
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