Holmes Sweet Holmes Recipe Challenge – Rules, Regulations and Entry Requirements

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

TO ENTER: Completed entries may be submitted by email to recipes@holmessmokehouse.com. Entries must be received by August 22, 2011.

All mailed entries must be postmarked by August 22, 2011. Entries may be submitted via mail to:

Holmes Smokehouse

c/o Wyatt Brand

2708 South Lamar, Ste. 200G

Austin, TX 78704

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 1) No purchase is necessary. 2) Contest is void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 3) You may enter as many recipes as you like. 4) A minor must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter.  4) Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Holmes Smokehouse will not be responsible for misdirected email and mail. 5) All entries become property of Holmes Smokehouse. Entry constitutes permission to edit, modify, publish and otherwise use the recipe in any way without compensation.

RECIPE REQUIREMENTS: 1) Recipes must be entered in one of four categories: a) Appetizer; b) Entrée; c) Bacon!; d)Daring Desserts. 2) Recipe must be original. An original recipe is the product of one’s own mind and is not a copy or imitation. If the recipe is derived from a previously published one, it must have at least four significant ingredients that are different and the method of preparation changed to qualify. 3) Recipe should include a short description, note or anecdote regarding how the recipe was created. 4) Recipe must be typed or legibly printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper and list ingredients in order of use and in exact, standard U. S. measurements. 5) Recipe must include: category, name of recipe, number of servings, your name, address, e-mail address and daytime telephone number.

ELIGIBILITY: 1) Contest open to residents of the residents of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Houston (Houston-Sugarland-Baytown) area. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Contest is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Contest if you are not located within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex or the Greater Houston area. 2) Employees, officers, and directors of Holmes Smokehouse and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials 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 enter.

JUDGING: 1) Recipes will be judged on taste/appeal, originality, use of product, ease of preparation, clarity and accuracy, and appearance. 2) Semi-finalists will be selected by Holmes Smokehouse staff and partners. 3) One (1) finalist from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and one (1) finalist from the Greater Houston area will be selected by popular vote via a Facebook poll. 4) The winning recipe will be selected by Rodney Roth, Holmes Smokehouse President, based on criteria listed above. Finalists will be notified via email. Your first name, the city you are from and your recipe (including photo) will be published on the website. 5) Judges will disqualify recipes which to their knowledge are previously published recipes.

PRIZES: Prizes are nontransferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Holmes Smokehouse reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value. Prizes given by liquor or wine sponsors will only be awarded if the grand prize winner is twenty one (21) or older. A valid Texas I.D. will be required to accept these prizes. Prizes include: 1) A year’s supply of Holmes Smokehouse products, an exclusive visit from the 21′ Smokehouse Express trailer* for a cookout for 20 of your family/friends, and merchandise – www.HolmesSmokehouse.com 2) Texas Original Pits Grill ($700 value) with 18″ Fire Box and 32″ BBQ area – www.TexasOriginalPits.com 3) Wine & Food Foundation of Texas membership and Gift package incl. apron, wine stopper set, wine bible – www.WineFoodFoundation.org 4) Canyon Foods Gift Set incl. All Fired up Grilling Sauce, Texas BBQ sauce, Ancho Chile Sauce, and Gumbo Starter – www.CanyonFoods.com 5) Cinco Vodka Gift Set inc.** one 750-ml bottle and two martini glasses www.CincoVodka.com 6) TBD prize set from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes – www.ArtInstitutes.edu

* At an available date/time as determined and offered by Holmes Smokehouse

** Winner must verify age of 21 or above

 USE OF DATA: By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information (Name, city, and recipe details).

CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Participation in Contest and acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants, winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if Contest cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Entrants who do not comply with these official rules, or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.

All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entry forms are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

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