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A Competition Giveaway!

I decided it would be fun (and hopefully create some interest in this blog) to hold a competition (my first giveaway!).  This competition requires a little work from you if you wish to enter - but not too much!

*This competition is open to readers worldwide*

Firstly, the final prize will be decided by the winner because he/she will have a few options to choose from:

#1 An Aussie Recipe book:


#2 A one-year subscription to Taste of Home magazine

#3 A one-year subscription to Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious magazine

#4 A one-year subscription to Taste of Home's Healthy Cooking magazine

#5 A one-year subscription to Taste of Home Holiday magazine

So, what do you have to do to enter?

Create a tastefully artistic and delicious meal, take a photo of it and send the photo and the recipe(s) to studyinghisword@gmail.com .  I will be trying the recipes (if I possibly can!), but the competition will be judged by both the photo AND the taste of the recipe, so be creative!

Each contestant can only enter once.  The winner will be decided by myself and my husband Daniel.

Have fun in your kitchen!  :)  Please advise me if you don't wish for your recipe and the photo of your cooking being published on this blog in the future when you send your entry.  The winner's recipe WILL be published.  If you have not made up your own recipe, please indicate the source of the recipe.  Please do not send copyrighted pictures from other sources, the photograph must be your own and your entry must be a main meal - eg. meat and vegies (not just the meat or vegies on their own unless that is how you would eat it for your main meal of the day).

Competition closes 30th November, the winner will be announced on this blog on December 15th, Sydney Australia time.

Comments

M. E. Stephens said…
Clara, maybe you should make a time lapse between the end of the competition and the announcement of the winner, so that if you have some recipes you want to test you will have time to do so. :-) Like maybe announce the winner on Dec. 30th or 15th or something. :-)
Sounds like fun! I will do my best to see what I can come up with! Great competition!
Mary - I was thinking about that myself last night! I've changed the date of the announcement to 15th Dec :)
Joy King said…
Oh, this sounds fun! Not sure if I have time though :-( I didn't even know you had this blog... I'll see what I can come up with, though :-)

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