Sunkist S’alternative Recipe Contest

@Sunkist recently launched a program to encourage you to cut salt out of your diet by using Sunkist Lemons as a salt alternative. As part of the program they are hosting the Sunkist S’alternative Recipe Contest. To enter, submit your favorite recipe using Sunkist Lemons as a salt alternative, along with a color photo of the prepared meal, and you will be entered to win one of 10 prizes. Grand Prize is a $1,000 grocery gift card. A Sunkist chef will narrow the entrants to the top 10 and then users will vote for the winner.

Sunkist Salternative Recipe ContestEligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry.

Contest Dates: begins on 8/10/10 at 12:00:00 AM (PT) and ends on 11/30/10 at 11:59:59 PM (PT).

  • Submission phase: begins on 8/10/10 at 12:00:00 AM (PT) and ends on 9/30/10 at 11:59:59 PM (ET)
  • Judging phase: begins on or about 10/4/10 at 12:00:00 AM (PT) and ends on or about 10/8/10 at 11:59:59 PM (PT)
  • Finalist public voting phase: begins on 10/11/10 at 12:00:00 AM (PT) and ends on 10/29/10 at 11:59:59 PM (PT)

How to Enter: During the Submission Phase visit and follow the directions to complete an online registration form, and submit their recipe to enter the Contest.

About the Recipe: You will also be required to upload a digital color photo of your completed, prepared, low-sodium or sodium-free recipe of an Appetizer, Salad, Main Course (seafood, chicken, pasta, etc.) or Sauce (vinaigrettes, salad dressings, salsa, etc.) featuring Sunkist® lemons. Your recipe must include Sunkist lemons as one of the ingredients; and then any additional ingredient(s) of your choice. In addition to lemons, you may use other fresh citrus varieties such as Sunkist oranges, grapefruit, etc. Recipes must include all ingredients with exact U.S. measurements and other complete directions, with all required utensils, timing, serving amount and other relevant information. All ingredients used must be readily available. Recipes should not include any brand name products outside the Sunkist fresh citrus products, should not include any added salt (table/kosher) nor alcohol as an ingredients, and should not reference links to other websites for ingredients and/or preparation instructions. Recipes must be typed in English; and are limited to 500 words. Photo submission of completed, prepared recipe must depict only the recipe and must not depict any persons.

Entry Limit: one entry per person/email address during the Submission Phase.

Judging Criteria/Judging Phase Info: On or about 10/4/10 to 10/8/10 all entries received by the Submission Phase deadline date will be judged by the Sponsor or its designee, to determine the Finalists. All Entries will be judged based on the following judging criteria:

  • Use of Sunkist lemons and originality of the recipe creation based on the S’alternative™ concept – 50 points
  • Taste/flavor of recipe* – 25 points
  • Visual presentation of recipe – 25 points

The potential Finalists will be the ten Entrants who receive highest overall judging score.

*The “taste/flavor” criteria will be based on the taste/flavor potential as determined by the judging panel. In the event of a tie between potential Finalists, the potential Finalist(s) will be determined based on the highest score in the “Use of Sunkist lemons and originality of the recipe creation based on the S’alternative™ concept” category.

Finalist Voting Phase Info: Beginning 10/11/10 at 12:00:00 AM (PT) to 10/29/10 at 11:59:59 PM (PT), the Finalists’ recipes with photo will be posted in a public gallery where they will be voted on. The Finalists recipe with photo can be viewed and voted on by the public by going to and then follow the online instructions. The voting public will be allowed one vote for their favorite finalist recipe with photo per day, per person/email address during the Finalist Voting Phase.

Winner Determination: The Finalist with the greatest number of votes during the Finalist Voting Phase will be declared the Grand Prize winner. The Finalists with the second and third highest number of votes will be declared the Runner Up winners.


One Grand Prize: $1,000 Grocery Gift Card

Two Runner Up Prizes: $500 Grocery Gift Card to each winner

Seven Secondary Prizes: A $100 Grocery Gift Card to each winner.

Prize Limit: one prize per person.


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