Cherry Recipe Contest!

One of our amazing sponsors–The Cherry Marketing Institute–has an exciting opportunity for all you healthy food fanatics!

February is National Cherry Month, and the Cherry Marketing Institute is calling all culinary enthusiasts– professionals, students and novices alike – to celebrate the versatility, taste and year-round availability of this powerful Super Fruit by sharing an original tart cherry recipe. Click here to enter in the first-ever “Powered by Red Recipe Contest” from February 1 through February 20. Three grand prize winners (one percategory: professional, student and consumer) will win $500, a set of high-performance cookware in cherry RED, and professional photography of their winning recipe!

What to Enter?

Submit an original recipe featuring tart cherries as the main ingredient, using any of its forms: frozen, dried, juice or juice concentrate. As part of the entry process, you can also submit a photo of your prepared recipe. Photos are optional, will not be judged, and will not affect your chances of winning.

Multiple factors will be considered when selecting the three grand prize winners (one per category),including originality, ease of preparation, taste, and creative use of cherries as main ingredient. Be sure to incorporate an appropriate form of tart cherries and create a unique recipe title.

How to Enter

Beginning February 1, 2011, log on to choosecherries.com to complete the official entry form; then, in the field provided, include an original recipe that features tart herries, select the category you belong in (Professional Chef, Student Chef, or Amateur/Novice). There is no purchase necessary to win.

Winners

Each category (Professional Chef, Student Chef, or Amateur/Novice) will be judged separately to determine two potential finalists per category. The six finalist entries will be then judged by author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Rodale), Dr. Wendy Bazilian, and renowned food photographer and author of Mattbites.com, Matt Armendariz, to determine the “Grand Prize winners (for a total of three Grand Prize winners).

Prizes

Three winners of the “Powered by Red Recipe Contest” will take home $500, a set of high-performance cookware in cherry RED, and professional photography of their winning recipe.

Deadline

Contest entry period runs from 8:00 a.m. EST on February 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 20, 2011.

Rules

To see complete rules and details, click here. While visiting, don’t forget to check out more information on the health benefits and recipes from the Cherry Marketing Institute.

Disclaimer: the Cherry Marketing Institute is a paying sponsor of FitBloggin’
Image from ChooseCherries.com