Recipe Contest

How Pretty is Your Pie? Offical Contest Rules


Submit a complete pie recipe and a photo of the pie baked in an Emile Henry pie dish. Photos and recipes can be uploaded onto the website (using the 2011 Pie Contest category), mailed to Emile Henry USA, 802 Centerpoint Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720, or emailed to [email protected] SUBJECT LINE: How Pretty is Your Pie?. The contest will begin on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 and end on January 15, 2012.


This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 18 years of age or older, except employees of the Sponsors, their affiliated companies, parent, subsidiaries, Web site developers and administrators, and advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and members of their households. The Contest is open only to amateur home cooks. No professional chefs, bakers, food writers, food home economists, students enrolled in a degree program at a cooking school, or any other person who regularly makes pies, baked goods or recipes for pay. The Contest recipe must be an original that was created by the person making the entry. The Contest recipe entered must not have won previous NPC awards, must not infringe upon any other person's rights, must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during the period of the Contest. All entries submitted become the property of Emile Henry USA and The American Pie Council and none will be returned.


One Grand Prize: $500 Baking Essentials Set and a free trip to the 17th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships in Caribe Royale on April 27-29. The travel package includes a hotel room for 2 nights at the Caribe Royale, free baking space at the pie championship, free entry of the winning pie into the Pie Contest and a free Membership to the American Pie Council®. The $500 Baking Essential Prize package includes an Emile Henry Flame-Top Stewpot, Pie Dish, Lasagna Dish and Oval Gratin Dish. The package includes a Duralex 10pc Stackable Bowl Set, a Rosle Pie Lifter, Pastry Brush, Egg Whisk, Balloon Whisk, Flat Whisk, Pastry wheel., Zester and Fruit Corer. Also included is a Mauviel M'Cook Saucepan. Retail Value ("ARV"): $1000. Four Runners-Up Prizes: $50 Baking Set.


All entries must be received via website, mail or email by midnight on January 15, 2012. Winners (subject to eligibility verification) will be announced on the and the websites on National Pie Day January 23, 2012 by Emile Henry USA judges whose decisions will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Each pie entry will be judged on the following criteria: Overall Appearance of pie and recipe: Crust, Filling, and appeal, Overall Appearance of Photo: Atmosphere and Overall Appeal: Impressiveness, Creativity (based on originality). The judging criteria will be based on a 0-9 point system for each of the above categories. All category points will be added to determine the winners. In the event of a tie, the judges will re-judge the pies/photos until a winner is decided. Each recipe must include U.S. standard measurements, complete preparation instructions, cooking time and temperatures, number of servings, size of pans and any special utensils or cookware.


By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsors, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors and each of their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agencies from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, harm, damage (including but not limited to property damage, personal injury and/or death), claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation, all attorney's fees and court costs) arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with his/her participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activity. Entrants further acknowledge that the above parties are in no manner responsible or liable for, and specifically disclaim, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize or portion thereof, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Submission of a Contest entry grants Sponsors and their agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the recipe and photos included with the entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide, without limitation and without consideration to the entrant. Submission of any entry further constitutes the entrant?s (or his/her parent?s or guardian's) consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsors any and all rights, title and interest in and to the entry, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights. Each entrant must be the sole and rightful owner of the recipe and photo submitted in the Contest. Acceptance of a Contest prize will further constitute and signify agreement and consent (or that of parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) that the Sponsors and/or Sponsors' assignee may use the winner's recipe, name, photograph, images, likeness, voice, signature, biographical information, recipe and/or any other intellectual property materials created or submitted as part of the Contest, in addition to any and all materials created during public relations activities related to the Contest (collectively "Publicity Materials") for purposes of advertising, publicity and trade related to Sponsors' products and/or services, in all media worldwide (including Sponsors' web sites), without further compensation, except where prohibited. Winner's statements may be used in whole or in part and may be paraphrased, amplified, shortened, and/or put into conversational form to meet the requirements of copy, layout and/or script, provided their general sense is not changed. All Publicity materials developed or used will be Sponsors' property and will be works "made for hire" and winners will retain no ownership rights whatsoever in or to said works. If said Publicity materials are not considered works "made for hire," winners hereby assign all said works to Sponsors. Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes on prizes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited. Sponsors reserve the right to take such action as they deems necessary to enforce these Official Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including without limitation, barring and disqualifying entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned by any cause which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsors, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and determine winners from entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsors. In case of cancellation, a winning recipe/photo will be chosen from all eligible entries received prior to the date of cancellation and if circumstances permit. If due to any technical, production, typographical or other error, more prizes are claimed or awarded than are described in the Official Rules at any prize level, the number of prizes identified in the Official Rules will be awarded in an equitable manner (as determined by Sponsors) from all such prize claims received. By participating, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By participating, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in New Castle, DE.


In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, such entry will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e mail address. Neither Sponsors nor their agencies are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected, postage-due, or non-delivered entries or e-mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Web Site or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, or cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Neither Sponsors nor their agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Web Site users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of Web Site. Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds may be tampering with the entry process or operation of the Contest or Web Site, may be acting in violation of the terms of the Web Site or may be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person. Any attempt to deliberately damage any Web Site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors or their agents.


For a list of winners, please send a SASE between February 1st and March 1st, 2012 to: Emile Henry USA, 802 Centerpoint Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720


Emile Henry USA, 802 Centerpoint Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720 and
The American Pie Council, P.O. Box 368, Lake Forest, IL 60045