Cooking Contest

GarlicFESTsm Cooking Contest – OFFICIAL RULES

Saturday, August 31st

Sponsored in part by Runcible Spoon

Garlic Inc. hosts a cooking contest as part of the GarlicFest. The goal of this contest is to inspire the creative use of local ingredients, specifically encouraging the preparation of meals in which garlic features prominently.  


1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $100


Entry Form: Complete the Entry Form below online and submit with your recipe by August 27, 2019.

Submission of Recipe: Your recipe must be submitted with your entry form and prepared food entry. Your recipe must include at least 6 cloves of garlic (or 3 tsp of minced or diced garlic).  Your recipe will be assigned the same number as your entry form. Each recipe submitted must be in English and must include U.S. standard measurements, a list of ingredients – in order, complete preparation instructions, cooking time and temperature, serving size and number of servings, size of pans and any special utensils or special cookware needed. Your recipe must serve at least 6.

ELIGIBILITY: Enter as often as you like but you can only win one prize per household. The contest is open to nonprofessional chefs who are at least 18 years old on August 31, 2018.  Winners must be present to win.

JUDGING: Every attempt will be made so that your identity will not be disclosed to the judges-only numbers will identify each submission. Your recipe and food entry will be judged by a panel of judges. Your food entry will be judged on the following: (1) creativity, (2) appearance, (3) appropriate use of garlic (4) use of fresh ingredients and (5) taste. Judges will assign points for each of these 5 considerations. The decisions of the judges are final. Winners will be announced during the 1:30pm music break on Saturday.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: By participating in the contest, you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Garlic, Inc., its sponsors, the City of Bloomington and all affiliates, directors, officers, employees, it agents and assigns from and against all liability whatsoever for any injury, loss, harm, damage (including, but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with participation in the contest, including the use or misuse of prizes and prize related activities. Participants also acknowledge and agree that the above parties do not make any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or portion thereof. Submission of a Contest Entry grants Garlic, Inc, its sponsors, agents and assigns the right to publish, sell, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the entry/recipe and your photo and likeness in anyway and anywhere in the world without limitation, as it solely determines, without further compensation.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the contest, you hereby release Garlic, Inc., its sponsors, directors, associates, agents and assigns from all liability for equipment failure, failure to perform, loss of information, inaccurate information, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation, defect, theft, unauthorized use or other act. Garlic, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any person and entry at its sole discretion, for any reason, including harassing, acting in an unsportsmanlike manner, being disruptive, abusive or threatening, or tampering with the contest, equipment, any person, property or our website.

GarlicFest's Annual Cooking Contest

  • Please list ingredients in order and in U.S. Standard Measurements. Include complete preparation instructions, cooking time(s) and temperature(s), serving size, number of servings, size of pans and any special utensils or cookware needed. Recipes MUST INCLUDE at least 6 cloves of garlic (or 3 tsp of minced or diced garlic).
    By checking "Agree" entrants agree to the use by Garlic Inc. and its successors and assigns, of their names, picture/likeness/publicity, and recipe, and agree to follow all contest rules. Rules and locations subject to change without notice, although every effort will be made to contact entrants regarding any changes as soon as possible.

Garlic, Inc. is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to disseminating information regarding buying and preparing foods and the connection food has to your health … from field to plate … . All profits goes to these causes and to feeding the poor.