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The Manischewitz Company® invites past finalists from previous Manischewitz Cook-Off Finals to submit a new and original easy-to-make Kosher recipe which includes at least 2 (two) Manischewitz products where one must be Manischewitz Ready to Serve Broth. Any Grand Prize Winner of past Manischewitz Cook-Off Contests is ineligible to enter. Recipes submitted and prepared in competition during previous Cook-Off Competition Finals are ineligible as well. The Manischewitz Company will judge all eligible entries to select, at its sole discretion, the top 4 (four) top-scoring entries to be deemed Finalists. One additional Finalist will be selected via online consumer voting from a pool of 5 contestants chosen at its sole discretion by The Manischewitz Company (See Judging point B, below). The 5 (five) Finalists will participate in the National Finals in at the JCC in Manhattan in New York City, New York on March 27, 2014 for selection of the Grand Prize winner.


Beginning 12:01 AM (ET) on Wednesday January 15, 2014 through 11:59 PM (ET) on Wednesday February 12, 2014 (promotional period,) contestants can access the Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off Contest rules by visiting Entries will be accepted by completing the Official Entry form and e-mailing it to or you may print out the Official Entry Form and enter by mailing your completed Official Entry Form and your recipe to: Manischewitz Cook-Off, c/o Bender Group PR 546 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. Limit 1 (one) entry per person per day. If more than 1 (one) entry is received per person per day, only the first such entry will be eligible. For mailed entries, you must handprint or type your recipe on a piece of 8.5" x 11" paper, and write your complete name, complete address and telephone numbers on the back of your recipe. Failure to comply with this or any other Official Rule will result in disqualification. Illegible entries are void. Not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, incomplete, postage due or misdirected mail. Limit 1 (one) entry per outer envelope. All recipes must be in English. All entries must be received by February 12, 2014.


Recipe submissions must be developed for a main course, must be original, must be Kosher, must include at least one Manischewitz product in addition to our Manischewitz Ready to Serve Broth and have no more than a total of 9 (nine) ingredients, including any garnish (water, plain salt and pepper are not counted). Recipes submitted and prepared in competition during previous Cook-Off Competition Finals are ineligible as well. Our Manischewitz Ready to Serve Broth (any variety) MUST be a component in the recipe. All ingredients must be listed, together with exact flavors/measurements/weights (in standard U.S. measurements). Complete preparation instructions must be given including specific types and sizes of any cooking equipment used. Recipe must be for an easy-to-make dish, able to be completely prepared and ready to serve in no more than one hour. Each recipe must be an original recipe, created by the entrant that has not previously been published nor won a prize or award.



All eligible entries will be judged by representatives from The Manischewitz Company to determine at its sole discretion four finalists and five at-large contestants. All judging will be based on the following criteria: taste; perceived ease of preparation; appearance; and original, creative use of Manischewitz ingredient(s).

The 4 (four) top-scoring entries will be deemed Finalists, and will participate in the Grand Prize Cook-Off which will be held in New York City on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Manischewitz Company will select at its sole discretion the Five At Large contestants that will be posted on line for a people’s choice vote to determine the 5th Finalist for the live Cook-Off event. (See Judging point B, below.) Finalists will be required to prepare their recipes exactly as submitted.


From 12:01 A.M Eastern Time (ET) on Friday February 21st, 2014 through 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday February 27th, 2014, Five at-large contestants will be posted on During these dates, website visitors can vote for their favorite entry to help determine one additional Finalist by following the online instructions. Limit one vote per person per day. If more than one vote is received per person per day, only the first vote received will be eligible. A valid email address is required for each vote submitted. If, through our verification process, an email address is deemed invalid, the vote will be ineligible. One finalist will be selected based on the online voting scores.


The 5 (five) Finalists will have 1 hour to prepare and cook their meals in front of a live audience at the 2014 Manischewitz All-Star Cook-Off. Judging to determine the Grand Prize winner will be accomplished by a panel of food experts including food media and culinary experts from across the country and executives from The Manischewitz Company. Judging to select the Grand Prize winner will be based on the following criteria: taste - 50%; ease of preparation– 20%; appearance – 15%; originality and creativity – 15%. In the event of a tie, tiebreaker will be based on the highest score for “taste.” Manischewitz will select and supply the ingredients and cooking equipment to be used at the final judging event. Manischewitz reserves the right to substitute comparable products at its discretion. Location and date of event are subject to change. Sponsor and its agencies reserve the right to disqualify any entry that, in their sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the promotion or any other person or entity. Judges scoring will remain private and confidential. Manischewitz has the final approval on the Grand Prize Winner.


One (1) Grand Prize, Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $25,000.00: Bundle of Maytag Kitchen Appliances prize package (ARV: $15,000) actual appliances chosen will be agreed upon by Grand Prize winner and Manischewitz (specific models may be subject to availability); ARV includes delivery, however it does NOT include installation, removal or rearrangement of existing appliances; $1,000.00 grocery retailer gift card-; a $7,000.00 check from Manischewitz; an expense paid 2-day/1-night trip to New York City for finals (ARV: $1,500), a winner trophy (ARV $500.00), a year -long subscription to Saveur Magazine (ARV $19.95) and a home page feature on Grand Prize winner will be required to travel and attend additional promotional appearances at the direction of Manischewitz. There is no monetary value associated with the promotional appearances or with the home page feature on Travel expenses for promotional appearances will be paid by Manischewitz. Five (5) Finalist Prizes include a 2-day/1-night trip for each Finalist to New York City to compete in the Finalist cook-off on March 27th, 2014. Finalist Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest Finalist’s home, hotel accommodations, daily event-sponsored meals, a $100 American Express Gift Certificate, a year-long subscription to Saveur Magazine (ARV $19.95) plus Sponsor selected Manischewitz products (ARV $500.00) per Finalist Prize. Travel arrangements and dates at discretion of Sponsor. Actual trip value may vary depending on point of departure and airfare fluctuations. Finalists who live within a 200 mile radius of the New York City event will receive $200.00 in lieu of air transportation. Limit one Finalist Prize per family/household. Prizes consist of only the items specifically listed as part of the prize.


Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who, as of January 1, 2014 are 18 years of age or older, who have been designated as a past finalist in a previous Manischewitz Cook-Off Contest and who have not been designated as Winners in a previous Manischewitz Recipe Contest. Employees of The Manischewitz Company, Maytag, Bender Group, LLC, Joseph Jacobs, Saveur Magazine and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, directors, trustees, agents, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Food professionals (e.g., chefs, food writers, food home economists who create recipes to sell) are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and judges’ decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this contest. All entries submitted become the sole property of the Sponsor, may be featured on and none will be returned. No substitution or transfer of prize by winner permitted. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. All federal, state and local laws apply. Potential Finalists (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility certifying that the submission is his/her own original recipe and he/she holds all rights to the submission, and that he/she followed the Official Rules of the Contest. Additionally, potential Finalists will be required to complete a Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form where Maytag appliance prize package contents will be identified, and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release. All documents must be signed and returned within 5 days of notification. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate will be selected. All Finalists must possess required travel documents (e.g. valid photo ID) prior to departure. Finalists must agree to travel on dates specified by Sponsor; event dates and times determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, and are subject to change. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry which does not comply with these requirements or these Official Rules. No substitution or transfer of prize by winner is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor reserves the right to: (a) use entrant’s name and likeness and publish all entries submitted, (b) alter, amend, edit or change entries prior to publication and (c) use, publish, reproduce, alter, amend and copyright for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor and Whirlpool Corporation (prize provider), their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Products received as part of the Maytag appliance prize package are warranted only to the extent expressly provided in manufacturer’s standard product warranty in effect at the time of delivery. Entrants (and parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Manischewitz, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, attorneys, other representatives, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, harmless from and against any and all liability and damages. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any promotional materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.


Sponsor is not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to any participant's computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. If, for any reason, the contest cannot be conducted as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on-line and all eligible entries collected prior to the time of termination will be included in the contest to award the prize, providing a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries are received. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the contest or disqualify entrant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the contest as determined by judges/Sponsor, in their sole discretion. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific individual entitled to receive prize, entry made by Internet will be declared made by the person indicated on the entry. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions by such methods.

For names of winners, available from 3/29/14 through 4/29/14, visit


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