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Official Recipe Contest Rules


All recipes contests sponsored by Gluten Free Cooking School  (“Contest”) are open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Contest governed by U.S. law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: Gluten Free Cooking School, LLC

How to Enter the Contest:
Visit and click onto the Contest logo or go to Follow all instructions to complete the official entry form, including selecting the category for your recipe and submitting your personal recipe. All Entries must be received during the period specified on the recipe submission page.

The contact information (i.e., name, address, e-mail address, etc.) provided by each entrant during the Contest’s entry process shall serve as the contact information of record in respect of all communications with each entrant. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Provision of contact information is an implicit agreement to have your name added to the contest email list as well as the the Sponsor’s newsletter email list. Contact information will remain private and will not be shared with any business partners or third-parties.

Limit: Unlimited entries per person in each category. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, Entry will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged or misdirected Entries. All Entries and materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Requirements for Entry:
Entrant represents and warrants: (i) all elements of the recipes are original and do not incorporate materials not owned or created by entrant, are not copied from any other work, and do not infringe upon the rights of any third party; (ii) use by the Sponsor of the Recipes as granted herein will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for any payment whatsoever.

Ownership/Use of Entries:
Entrants retain ownership of the Recipes they submit, however, by entering Entrants waive all moral rights in the Recipes and grant Contest Entities the perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, and otherwise use, and permit others to use and publish throughout the world the Recipes in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the Internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Contest Entities and Contest Entities’ goods and/or services, all without further consent from or payment to entrant or any other third party. Sponsor reserves the right to post the Recipes on the Sponsor’s Website but Sponsor has no obligation to post or publish any Recipe and any such publication or postings will be in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor does not have now, nor shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to Entrant’s Entry. In the event of any dispute or potential dispute regarding the Entry or Entrant or any third party, the Entry may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor may publish an Entry or a portion of the Entry submitted by entrants. If an Entry or a portion of your Entry is selected for publication, it does not imply that it is a winning Entry in this Contest nor does it create a confidential relationship between entrant and the Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates or subsidiaries. Entering this Contest constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use an entrant’s name, hometown, likeness and photograph (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media (including online posting) now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

This Contest consists of two rounds of judging.

Round 1 – Recipe Review:
Judging for each category will be conducted by personnel from Gluten Free Cooking School. The panel’s decisions are final and binding. All eligible Entries will be judged based on the judging criteria in these Official Rules. The top two (2) Entries will advance to Round 2 (Cook-off) as Finalist Entries (“Finalist”).

Round 2 – Reader Vote:
Two (2) Finalists in each category will compete an Online Cook-off event (dates to be determined at Sponsor’s discretion) Recipes will be published on the Sponsor’s website, Facebook page, Twitter Feed, and Pinterest account and judged by readers. The Entry with the highest score at the end of the Round 2, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will be declared the winner of the Contest (“Winner”) in each category.

Judging Criteria:

The judging criteria for the first round will be as follows:

The Final Round will be judged based on reader’s votes.

Two (2) Finalists in each category will be included in an editorial feature on Gluten Free Cooking School’s blog, as well as copy of the e-book in which their recipe is featured.

One (1) Grand Prize of (3) three of Gluten Free Cooking School’s cooking classes will be awarded to the Finalist with the highest overall score.

Finalist Notification:
Finalists will be notified by e-mail within two weeks of the end of the contest period. Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use Winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation.

Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, and on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Contest Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize, including any travel related activities. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any Winner or travel companion, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Contest. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of prize. This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of South Carolina, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.

Entrants hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the entrant. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prize. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible Entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and Judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from any contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), or to determine Winner from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.