ELIGIBILITY: This Challenge is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. This Challenge is sponsored by Healthy Solutions Spice Blends™, LLC. Employees, officers and directors of sponsor, affiliates and promotional partners, and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. Applicants are responsible for complying with all rules of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media.

TIMING: Challenge begins at 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time on January 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on March 30, 2017 (the "Deadline Date"). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the Deadline Date.  

If entries do not contain all required information, entry will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions. Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this contest.

HOW TO ENTER:

CREATE YOUR ORIGINAL RECIPE: Create an original recipe in keeping with the themes of “No Salt/No Sugar” and “Blending Healthy with Great Taste” (“Challenge Theme”). The recipe must include the recipe name, all ingredients, amounts and preparation instructions.

SUBMIT YOUR ORIGINAL RECIPE: Submit your original recipe via the online entry form, along with a .jpg photo of the finished dish before the deadline date.

ENTRIES may not include: (a) a recipe that has not been previously published, or submitted to any other party, including any other Challenge; (b) any copyrighted material including but not limited to trademarks; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; or (d) any material deemed offensive to the judges including obscene, indecent, violent, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable descriptions, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the entry will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any entry, in its sole discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, CONTESTANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED AT SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

USE OF ENTRIES AND PHOTOS: Eligible entries, including photo submission, become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an entry, including photo submission where applicable, grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly display the entry and photo submitted where applicable in any way, both for editorial use and for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the contestant. By submitting an entry and a photo where applicable, each contestant in the Challenge further agrees that his/her entry and photo where applicable constitutes an assignment of all rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and title in and to such entry and photo where applicable to Sponsor.

By submitting a recipe for this Challenge, you grant Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, LLC, its parent company and licensees, all right, title and interest in the submitted entry, including the right to publish your recipe and any other information provided worldwide in all print and electronic media, now or hereafter existing, without time limitation, and the right to include your name and hometown (e.g., city and state) in connection therewith. Sponsor may contact you via phone or email regarding your submission.

ENTRY ACCEPTANCE: Upon receipt of an entry, the contestant may expect an email to confirm receipt of the recipe by the Sponsor. If the recipe content is deemed inappropriate, Sponsor can decline the recipe submission. Contestants of denied recipes may be encouraged to revise and re-submit their recipe. Approved recipes may be featured in a gallery on the website and social media, and will allow the public to view.

JUDGING: The winners of the Challenge will be determined by judging all qualifying entrants' submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Taste: 25%   Does this recipe taste great with every bite? Would you want to make this recipe over and over again based on taste alone? Does it contain interesting, yet gratifying flavor combinations?
  • Visual Appeal: 25% Does this recipe present beautifully on a plate or in a baking dish? Do your eyes make you want to eat this before you even smell or taste it?
  • Creativity: 25% Is this recipe an original idea? Is this recipe reflective of unique twists to ingredient usage? Have you incorporated your personal touch to this recipe?
  • Crowd Appeal: 25% Does your recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Does this recipe have easy to find everyday ingredients and is it easy to make? Does this recipe have a story that will inspire many others to make it?

All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above. All judging will be accomplished by Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, LLC. Decision of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, LLC is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest. All recipes must be the original work of entrant and not previously published. You may use other recipes for inspiration, but you must make your own unique ingredient and cooking instruction changes in order for the recipe to be considered. Each submitted recipe must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All entries become the property of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends, LLC and will not be returned.

WINNERS AND PRIZES: Winners will be selected as follows: One first place winner will be awarded $500.00; One second place winner will be awarded $100.00. One third place winner will receive all 16 spice blends from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends. ($56.00 value). Sponsor has the right to publish winners' names and recipes in future company promotional activities. Each prize is not transferable and cannot be assigned or substituted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in the event that the stated prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the sponsor. Sponsor will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the winners' acceptance or use of the prize(s). All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, assuming a sufficient number of qualifying entries is received and meet the minimum judging criteria. Winners must submit an affidavit of eligibility.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be determined and notified on or about May 1, 2017 by regular mail and/or email. Winners will be required to execute a Statement of Eligibility and Release and Payment Authorization within 30 days of prize notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Entry and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes permission for the sponsor and its agencies, if any, to use the winner's name, hometown (e.g., city and state) and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation or authorization, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, unless prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS: No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures/Severability: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds the foregoing waiver unenforceable, entrants hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue residing exclusively within the federal or state courts of the State of New Hampshire and agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrants agree that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of New Hampshire, without reference to principles of conflicts of law. If any provision(s) of these Official Challenge Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.