Cook with your kids for a chance to WIN…$15,000 for your family and $30,000 for your school. Just upload a photo of a rice-based meal you cook together! Cooking with your kids inspires them to eat healthier—and it turns cooking time into family fun time! We created special recipes to help you get started.
Official Rules: US, 18+, a parent or legal guardian of a child who is a student in Kindergarten through eighth grade at the time of entry and for the duration of the Contest. Home schooled children in Kindergarten through eighth grade are also eligible to be selected for the Grand Prize. Begins on August 13 and ends on October 7, 2018. Limit one entry per child per day, but the image must be different per child per day.
Finalist Judging Criteria: 25% based on creativity; 25% based on presentation of the dish; 25% based on appetite appeal; 25% based on reflection of the Ben’s Beginners goal of bringing families together to cook.
Public Voting: Following confirmation of the 25 Finalists, the top 25 will be featured on the digital hub of the Contest Site in a Voting Gallery. Between the dates of October 17, 2018 at 12:00:00 PM ET and, November 11, 2018 until 11:59:59 PM ET, the public can vote for the Finalist Entry Materials that best meet the goal of the Contest. Limit one vote per person/per IP address, per photo, per day. This means that persons may vote for more than one photo per day, but they may not vote for the same photo more than one time per day.
Grand Prize Judging Criteria: 20% based on creativity; 20% based on presentation of the dish; 20% based on appetite appeal; 20% based on reflection of Ben’s Beginners goal of bringing families together to cook; 20% based on Votes received on the Contest Site during the Public Voting Phase.
Grand Prize (5): A check for $15,000 and a check made out to the Child’s school to be used toward a cafeteria makeover valued at $30,000. Specifically, the Grand Prize will include the following:
- A check for $15,000 made payable to the winning Grand Prize Entrant.
- A check made out to the winning Grand Prize Entrant’s Child’s school to be used toward a cafeteria “makeover,” including cafeteria supplies, cafeteria payroll, remodeling, POS systems, cafeteria décor, etc. valued at no more than $30,000. The funds will be used at the school’s discretion and not monitored by the Sponsor.
- In the event the winning Grand Prize Entrant’s Child is homeschooled as of the date of Entry into the Contest, the Sponsor will award the $30,000 school cafeteria makeover to a school in the winning Grand Prize Entrant’s Child’s region, including one affiliated with the homeschooled student or one that is underprivileged, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title I funding program.
- Optional media appearance(s) to recognize the Grand Prize Winners.
- ARV: $45,000