Cooking Contests for Kids
Last update: 12/22/16
2017 NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BREADS: Amateur youth bakers, ages 8 to 17, are encouraged to enter the National Festival of Breads baking contest. All recipes must use King Arthur Flour, and yeast bread recipes must use Red Star Yeast. Youth may enter yeast breads or quick breads. Youth winners will receive cash prizes only. The Youth Overall Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 scholarship. Two youth runners-up will each receive a $250 scholarship. In addition, youth entries will compete for special prizes, include Best Recipe Using Soy Ingredient, Best Recipe Using White Whole Wheat Flour and Best Quick or Yeast Bread Recipe Using Corn Ingredient. Additional details can be found on the contest page. Deadline for entries January 16, 2017.
AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO MINI CHEFS CONTEST: Choose a recipe, a script, and submit a video of you and your child preparing one of the provided avocado breakfast recipes and you could win $1000. Entrant must be the parent or legal guardian of a child between the ages of 4 and 12 and be included in the video. Monthly submission periods begin on the 1st and are due by the 14th of each entry period. Monthly prize winners are determined by public voting. Additional details can be found in the official rules. Deadline for entries June 14, 2017.
Discovery Girls Magazine Recipe Contest: If you are a girl who loves to cook and has an original recipe that requires less than 5 steps to prepare, submit to Discovery Girl's magazine for your chance to see it published in an upcoming edition. Ages or eligibility requirements not specified (magazine is for tween girls, so ages of contest entrants should probably be around 9-12 years). Enter via email; submit written recipe along with photos of it being prepared and one of you with the finished product.
The Great American Amateur Kitchen Casting Call: This open casting call invites anyone of any age living in the United States or D.C. to submit a homemade video of yourself "creating succulent displays of culinary genius". Host Simon Stanley and crew will tape an episode of you cooking in your own kitchen if you are chosen as the grand prize winner.
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