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  • The Entry period fo this contest has ended The Entry period fo this contest has ended

    Judges are reviewing the entries and will announce the four finalists on September 25.


What criteria will the judges use to select the 4 finalists?

  • 30% based on the creative use of an apple
  • 25% based on originality
  • 25% based on bold flavors and taste
  • 20% based on the quality of the photograph and look of the dish

What will the four finalists have to do to win the grand prize?

  • The four finalists will each receive a trip for two to New York City. While there, they will be challenged to prepare their original apple recipe for Chef Zakarian to taste and crown the grand prize winner. The four finalists will also be featured in Food Network Magazine!

Do I need to upload the full ingredient list and instructions to prepare my dish?

  • No, the only requirements are a photo and a mouth-watering description of your culinary creation. There is no need to include the full ingredient list or preparation instructions.

I don't have Twitter or Instagram, can I still enter the contest by completing the online entry form?

  • Yes, if you do not have access to Twitter or Instagram, you can upload your photo and description directly on our entry form.

Do I have to use a specific type of apple?

  • No, you may use any variety of apple

Can I use more than one apple in my recipe?

  • Yes, use as many apples as you like.

In addition to the apple, can I use any other ingredients from my pantry?

  • Let your creativity run wild! Use as many other creative ingredients as necessary.

Can I enter more than once?

  • Yes, you may enter up to three times using the online entry form, Instagram and Twitter.

Do I have to be a professional chef to win?

  • No, in fact we encourage home cooks to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Ends 9/14/15. To enter and for complete details, visit www.foodnetwork.com/applechallenge or www.food.com/applechallenge.