HOW DO I ENTER THE SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST?

Step 1:
Proceed to the Sutter Home Website (www.sutterhome.com) and click on the “Build A Better Burger” link.

Step 2:
Click on the “Enter Here” banner to be directed to the Contest Page.  Scroll down to “How To Enter” to fill in the required fields.

Step 3:
Complete the requested registration information.  You may also choose to include an optional Cooking Tip and/or click the “Find File” button to select a picture to upload.  Once you have selected your picture and completed the requested registration information, click “Submit.”

Step 4:
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).

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST?

Scroll down the Contest Page to “How To Enter” and fill out the required fields including:

Burger Name
Burger Recipe
Cooking Tip (Optional)
Upload Picture File (Optional)
Wine Pairing
First Name
Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
City
State
Zip Code
Email Address
Telephone Number
Birthday
Acknowledgement of Official Rules

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY RECIPE WAS ACCEPTED?

Once you click the “Submit" 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.

IF A RECIPE WAS DECLINED, CAN I FIX IT AND RESUBMIT IT?

Yes.  If 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, you will receive a confirmation email stating your recipe was accepted.

CAN 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.

CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE RECIPE?

You can submit as many as you want within the Contest Entry Period.

WHAT'S THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING?

Your recipe must be uploaded and registered online by 11:59:59PM ET on July 31, 2016.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO SUBMIT A RECIPE?

At least 21 years old.

WHAT IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?

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

WHAT IS TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT?

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

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS OR RULES FOR EACH RECIPE?

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

All burgers must be composed of grilled patties (formed from ground beef or ground alternative foods) prepared on a gas or charcoal grill, served on buns, other bread products, or alternative wrappings such as lettuce.

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., number of lettuce leaves, exact teaspoons of salt and pepper; do not say “to taste” for any ingredient, but list exact amount so reviewers can judge how the burger will taste).

Each recipe must be written to make six (6) regular-sized burgers or twelve (12) or eighteen (18) small burgers or "sliders."

All recipes must be able to be prepared completely in sixty (60) minutes or less.

CAN MY RECIPE BE IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH?

No.  It must be in English.

IS THERE A WORD LIMIT TO EACH RECIPE?

All recipes must be 600 words or less to be submitted and reviewed by the judging panel.

CAN 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.

IF I SUBMITTED A BURGER RECIPE TO THE CONTEST IN PREVIOUS YEARS, CAN I SUBMIT IT AGAIN?

Yes.  If you were not selected as a Finalist or Grand-Prize Winner, you may update and resubmit a recipe even if it appears on Sutter Home's online BurgerBase.  If the recipe has been published elsewhere, however, it is ineligible for submission.

ARE PAST FINALISTS OR GRAND-PRIZE WINNERS OF THE SUTTER HOME BUILD A BETTER BURGER® RECIPE CONTEST ELIGIBLE TO PARTCIPATE?

No.

HOW WILL MY RECIPE BE JUDGED?

Top Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the recipe's Perceived Taste Appeal (25%), Creativity (25%), Ease of Preparation (25%) and Perceived Wine Paring (25%).

The Grand-Prize Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges at a Live Tasting Event based on the recipe’s Taste (40%), Creativity (25%), Ease of Preparation (25%) and Wine Pairing (10%).

HOW AND WHEN WILL I BE CONTACTED IF I AM SELECTED AS A FINALIST?

Top Finalists will be notified by telephone, email or registered mail on or about August 24, 2016.  The Grand-Prize Winner will be notified by telephone, email or registered mail on or about September 13, 2016.

WHAT ARE THE WINNING PRIZES?

One (1) Grand-Prize Winner:
The Grand-Prize Winner will receive $25,000 cash.  Prize will be awarded as a check payable to the winner.

Four (4) Top Finalist Prizes:
Top Finalists will each receive $1,000 cash.  Prize will be awarded as a check made payable to the winner.