Hidden Valley Ranch Night!™ Recipe Contest

Frequently Asked Questions

While the Official Rules outline the complete details of this promotion, your question may already be answered below.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
(1) Grand Prize - the best recipe overall will receive:
  • A brand-new set of Bobbly Flay kitchen appliances (awarded as a $5,000 check)
  • Autographed copy of Bobby Flay's Cookbook: Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen: A Cookbook
  • Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Shaker product

(4) First Prizes - the top recipe from each category (not including the best overall) will receive:
  • Autographed copy of Bobby Flay's Cookbook: Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen: A Cookbook
  • Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Shaker product

All five (5) winners will have their headshot and recipe featured on the Hidden Valley Ranch Night!™ hub page. For full details including prize ARV, see the Official Rules.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AND JUDGING CRITERIA?
Your recipe must:
  • Contain 4 steps or fewer with no more than 2 sentences per step
  • Contain at least 1 Hidden Valley® Ranch seasoning product
  • Contain no brand names or trademarks other than Hidden Valley® Ranch
  • Include up to 15 minutes in prep time and up to 60 minutes total time (no use of slow cookers allowed)
  • Contain up to 8 simple and widely accessible ingredients, excluding Seasoning product(s) and pantry staples
  • Fit within 1 of the 5 given categories (Dinners, Appetizers, Sides, Vegetarian, Other)
  • Fit the theme of easy weeknight dinners that are elevated with ranch seasoning

Your video must:
  • Be in .MOV, .MPEG4, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGS, .FLV, WebM, DNxHR, ProRes, CineForm, or HEVC (h265) file format
  • Be no longer than 60 seconds in length
  • Clearly answer the required questions (What inspired you to make the dish? How did you use Hidden Valley® Ranch seasoning? Why is this dish perfect for weeknight dinners?

Judging criteria:
  • Video Quality
  • Ease of Recipe
  • Fit to Theme

Our team will be reviewing each and every submission and will not approve your entry if it is suspected of fraud. Note that any minors shown in the video must be your (the entrant's) child or legal ward. Please see the Official Rules for complete details including content restrictions.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER THE PROMOTION?
You can submit one entry, or one recipe, for each category: Dinners, Appetizers, Sides, Vegetarian, Other. By submitting an approved entry for each category you'll have 5 chances to win.

We'll only be accepting the first 5,000 recipe submissions in this contest. The contest will end when the submission limit is reached or on December 14, whichever comes first.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY RECIPE HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND APPROVED?
Our team reviews every entry within 72 hours of submission. You'll receive an email letting you know once it's verified and approved (according to the judging criteria). If your recipe does not meet any of the criteria it will not be approved, and we'll send you an email telling you why so you can try again.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I'M A WINNER?
The potential Grand Prize winner will be contacted by email or phone on or around January 8, 2021. Potential First Prize winners will be contacted by email or phone on or around January 13, 2021. All winners will need to respond with their information as outlined in the Official Rules within five (5) days of the date of notice. If a potential winner does not respond in time, their prize will be forfeited.

See the Official Rules for complete details on winner requirements. See the Official Rules for complete details.
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I HAVE RECENTLY MOVED OR UPDATED MY EMAIL ADDRESS. CAN I CHANGE MY REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THIS PROMOTION?
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