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Create Your Own Ice Cream: Official Rules

By Fine Cooking Editors, editor

May 8th, 2009

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES for the 2009 Create Your Own Ice Cream Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Entries for this contest (the "Contest") will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on May 9, 2009 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 7, 2009 (the "Submission Period"). All entries must be received during the Submission Period. The

Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the contest, visit (the "WebSite") during the Submission Period, and follow the directions to upload and submit a photo of your ice cream (or a photo of the ingredients used) with a description of the flavors you chose. There is no limit to the number of entries. At the Website, participants will be required to log-in or register to complete an online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsors (hereinafter defined) and will not be returned.

Submission Requirements:
Each photo submission that is entered into the Contest must meet ALL of the "Submission Requirements" set forth below (any Submission that, in Sponsor's good faith judgment, violates the following criteria will be disqualified): 
The Submission must be the submitting entrant's original unmodified, previously unpublished work; 
The Submission must not include images or text that is obscene, pornographic, libelous, illegal, discriminative or otherwise objectionable; and The Submission must not include any corporate logos or any material that may infringe on the copyrights or intellectual property of any third parties.
The photograph of the Submission should be .jpg or .gif, up to 2 mb, 400 - 2,000 pixels. The Photograph of the Submission may not be digitally enhanced or altered.
By entering into this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that (i) his or her Submission is entrant's own original, previously unpublished work; (ii) The submission, the photo, is not subject to copyright.); (iii) that such Submission does not violate the rights of any third party or infringe or violate any law, and as of the date of the Submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory, libelous, pornographic or obscene. Note: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if Sponsor views the Submission as potentially infringing or otherwise a violation or potential violation of a third party's rights or seek to secure permission for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission in the Contest if it deems the Submission to be lacking in taste, quality, or to be otherwise objectionable.
Submissions must be received by the end of the Submission Period. The Website's database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Contest. Submissions become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt of such Submission to Sponsor. Sponsor shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor, for any reason.
Posting of Submissions Online: Subject to Sponsor's sole discretion, all Submissions that meet the Submission Requirements above, may be posted by Sponsor in a virtual gallery on the Website along with entrant's name. From time to time during the Contest Entry Period, Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, choose to feature some of the submitted photos on the Website. Being featured on the Website is unrelated to the Judging Criteria (hereinafter defined).
All Participants must comply with these Official Rules. The Website is governed by the Taunton Press Privacy Policy, which is available at the Website. Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable networks, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the Website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to a participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the contest. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. The Contest Rules are subject to the interpretation of the Sponsors, and all decisions related thereto are final.
Grand PRIZE: One Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker.
The total approximate retail value of all the prizes is: $80. U.S. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute any prize for a prize of equal or greater value if such action becomes necessary.
TERMS/CONDITIONS: All federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Prizes are non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, nor can requests to substitute one prize for another be honored. Each winner will be responsible for all applicable federal, state/provincial, and local taxes related to any prize. Sponsors shall not be responsible for any unsuccessful attempts to notify the winners. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible. Each participant agrees to release and hold the Sponsors, their employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, and their subsidiaries, parent companies, or other affiliated companies harmless from any and all damages, losses, claims and/or liabilities arising out of his or her participation in the Contest or resulting from accepting or claiming any prize awarded hereunder. Unless indicated otherwise by checking the opt-out box on the Website, participants acknowledge and agree that Sponsors may share personal information collected through the Contest from time to time with their subsidiaries, parent companies and affiliated companies, and that such information shall be used to contact participants for advertising and promotional purposes.
Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, participation in the Contest constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsors to use any winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, photographs and any statements or remarks made about winning or participating in the Contest for advertising and promotional purposes (in any medium) without additional compensation.
WINNING: Judging Criteria. Among all qualified entries received, the judging organization (the "Judges") shall select ten finalists based on the criteria listed below on or about July 14, 2009. The finalists' entries will then be posted on the Website, and the Website's users will vote on their favorite entry between July 15, 2009 and July 29, 2009. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about July 31, 2009. All decisions by the Judges shall be final and binding.
The finalists will be selected from all eligible Submissions using the following subjective judging criteria:1) Creativity 50% 2) Execution  50%.
There will be one Grand Prize winner. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

Winners will be notified within 14 days of selection by telephone, mail or email.
CLAIMING PRIZES: The winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within thirty (30) days of notification, or his or her prize may be forfeited. Publicity Release not required where prohibited by law. Prizes will be delivered to each winner's residence within thirty (30) days of receiving the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release.

Winners will also be required to provide proof of age.
WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 31, 2009 to: "Ice Cream" Contest Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.
SPONSORS: The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5507, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.

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Comments (3)

sbreckenridge writes: You should use the recipe builder for the base recipe, but you can add any ingredients you like in each of the steps--even those not on the list. Posted: 11:13 am on June 30th

canothecook writes: I agree with Escobar. I wanted to add coconut to mine and there was none!! Posted: 8:19 am on June 19th

ESCOBAR writes: We need to add real ingredients not choose from a short list. ESCOBAR Authentic Mexican Chocolate ice cream is made with Mexican vanilla, Mexican canela, raw sugar cane, dulce de leche, egg yolks, ESCOBAR chocolate, and the cream from a goat or cow. I sent the details of the recipe to customer service because I was unable to make an original recipe for ice cream using your limited choices.


From the People who brought chocolate to the world Posted: 4:35 pm on June 17th

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Create Your Own Ice Cream Contest

This summer, we're challenging you to create your own ice cream flavor, using David Lebovitz's simple method and our online recipe builder.  Taking the challenge is easy:

Step One: Login or create a profile

Step Two: Go to our Create Your Own Recipe game to build your creation. You can also enter a flavor that you create using David's method but your own ideas for flavors.

Step Three: Post photos and a description of your creation following the instructions on the entry form.

Step Four: Browse the gallery and get inspired! You can comment on other entries, and give your favorite photos a thumbs-up rating.

Grand Prize: The user posting the most creative dish will win a Cuisinart Flavor Duo two-bowl ice cream maker.

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