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Frequently Asked Questions
Step 1:

Fill out the registration form on www.gloriousbites.com.

Step 2:

Complete the requested registration information and click the “Find File” button to select the optional picture to upload. Once you have selected your picture and completed the requested registration information, click “Submit.”

Step 3:

Receive an entry confirmation email. (Until you receive this entry confirmation email, your submission is undergoing review to ensure it complies with the Official Rules, and is not yet considered a valid entry into the contest).

Fill out the contest registration form on www.gloriousbites.com. Click on “How To Enter” and fill out the required fields including:

First Name
Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
City
State
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
Recipe Name
Recipe Instructions
Cook-Off City
Upload Picture File (Optional)
Agree to Official Rules

Once you click the “Submit" button, you should see a "Thank you" page on your internet browser. This page confirms that your recipe has been received and submitted into a review process to ensure that it complies with the Official Rules. Please note that while your recipe is undergoing review, it is not yet considered a valid entry into the contest.

Once your recipe is reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address you supplied on the registration form. If your recipe complies with the Official Rules, this confirmation email will state that your submission has been accepted as an approved entry into the contest. If your recipe is not accepted as an approved entry, the email will detail the reasons why your recipe was declined.

Only your first five approved submissions are accepted into the contest. If you have fewer than five approved and you received a rejection email, fix what is wrong and resubmit it. Once submitted, it will go through the approval process again. If it is approved, it will be counted as another approved submission.

You will receive a confirmation email at the email address you supplied on the registration form. Once your recipe has been reviewed, you will receive another email (within 24-72 hours) confirming your recipe complies with the Official Rules and will state that your submission has been accepted as an approved entry into the contest. If your recipe is not accepted as an approved entry, the email will detail the reasons why your recipe was declined and you will be given the opportunity to resubmit your recipe before entry period closes on 8/31/16.

Yes, but you will need to resubmit and it will be counted as a separate entry if approved.

You can submit as many as you want, but only your first five approved recipes will be accepted for judging.

If an ingredient is already commercially available at a grocery store in a cooked or prepped form, you can include it in your recipe.

Your recipe must be uploaded and registered online by 11:59:59 PM ET on September 24, 2017.

You must be a US resident of the 50 US/DC, at least 21 years old.

Using elements or recipes that somebody else created and/or owns, and that you do not have permission to use.

If you use a company's name, logo or brand likeness without their permission.

You will receive a rejection email stating that your recipe was more than 500 words. Your recipe must be 500 words or less to be compliant with the Official Rules.

Yes. Pick one person to enter, agree to the rules and accept the prize on the group's behalf.

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the recipe's originality (33.3%), perceived taste appeal (33.3%) and perceived paring with Sonoma Brut (33.3%).

Regional and National Finalists will be notified by telephone, email or registered mail according to the following schedule.

ROUND 1
Boston, MA on or about September 26, 2017
Minneapolis, MN on or about September 26, 2017
Denver, CO on or about September 26, 2017

ROUND 2
Sonoma, CA on or about October 9, 2016

Eighteen (18) Semi-Finalist Prizes:

Each Semi-Finalist will receive one (1) $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients.

If Semi-Finalist lives more than 200 miles from Regional Cook-Off city, Semi-Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive one (1) $500 pre-paid debit card for travel and lodging expenses.

Three (3) National Finalist Prizes:

Each National Finalist will receive one (1) $100 pre-paid debit card for required appetizer ingredients.

If Finalist lives within 200 miles from the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, Finalist will be required to provide their own ground transportation to and from the event and will receive one (1) $200 pre-paid debit card for fuel and toll expenses.

If Finalist lives more than 200 miles from the Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, Finalist will receive economy-class airfare for two (2) between winner's home and a major international airport in Northern California and one (1) night hotel accommodations (1 room, double occupancy). Finalist and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Finalist is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to, ground transportation to/from airports, meals, fuel, gratuities and hotel incidentals. Accommodation restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change, availability and Sponsor's approval. Once travel is booked, no changes or cancellations will be accepted and no extensions or exceptions apply. Finalist and guest must present valid identification prior to ticketing. Airline carrier's regulations apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Other restrictions may apply. Finalist’s guest must be at least 21 years of age.

One (1) Grand-Prize Winner:

The Grand-Prize Winner will receive $5,000 cash. Prize will be awarded as a check payable to the winner.