1How do I enter the Gnarly Head Ribs Recipe Contest?

Step 1: 
Fill out the registration form on www.gnarlyribsrecipe.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 “Register.”

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).

2What information do I need to register for the Gnarly Head Ribs Recipe Contest?

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

  • Ribs Recipe Name
  • Ribs Recipe Instructions
  • Suggested Wine Pairing
  • Upload Picture File (Optional)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Birthday
  • How Did You Hear About The Contest
3How do I know if my recipe was accepted?

Once you click the "Register" 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.

4If a recipe was declined, can I fix it and resubmit it?

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.

5Can I modify my recipe once it's approved?

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

6Can I submit more than one recipe?

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

7What's the deadline for registering?

Your recipe must be uploaded and registered by 11:59:59PM EST on September 5, 2016.

8How old do I have to be to submit a recipe?

At least 21 years old.

9What is copyright infringement?

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

10What is trademark infringement?

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

11Can my recipe be in a language other than English?

No.  It must be in English.

12What are the specifications or rules for each recipe?

Submission may not refer to any company/brand or food or beverage brands other than Gnarly Head.

Recipe must be for pork ribs and must be entirely original and created by you.

Each recipe must include readily available ingredients and use standard, unabbreviated U.S. measurements, (i.e., cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, ounces, or pounds), specific amounts for each ingredient (i.e., pounds of ribs, teaspoons of salt and pepper; do not say “to taste” for any ingredient, but list exact amount so reviewers can judge how the ribs will taste).

13Is there a word limit to each recipe?

All recipes must be 500 words or less to be submitted and reviewed by the judging panel.

14Can a group submit a recipe as a joint piece of work?

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

15How will my recipe be judged?

The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the recipe’s originality (25%), perceived taste appeal (25%), perceived wine pairing (25%) and simplicity (25%).

16Are past Grand Prize Winners of the Gnarly Head Ribs Recipe Contest eligible to participate?


17If I submitted a ribs recipe to the contest in previous years, can I submit it again?

Yes.  If you were not selected as a Grand Prize Winner, you may update and resubmit a recipe.  If the recipe has been submitted to another contest or is published elsewhere, it is ineligible for submission.

18How and when will I be contacted if I win?

The grand-prize winner will be notified by telephone, email or registered mail on or about September 19, 2016.

19What is the winning prize?

The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 cash (as a check payable to the winner).