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OFFICIAL GOLD MEDAL FLOUR SCRATCH BAKERS’ CLUB BAKING CONTEST RULES


WHAT IS THE CONTEST?

The Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers’ Club Baking Contest encourages bakers to use any type of Gold Medal Flour to create great baking recipes from scratch.


WHAT CAN I WIN?

One (1) Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a check for One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00) and a Gold Medal gift basket. The gift basket will contain one each of the following: Betty Crocker Baking for Today: Always in Style, Always Gold Medal cookbook, bag of Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour (5 pounds), cooking utensil caddy, popover pan, 9x13 cake pan with cover, hardwood rolling pin, wooden spoon, mini spatula, set of measuring cups and silicone pastry brush. Approximate retail value of grand prize is One Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($1150.00).

Nine (9 ) Runner-Up Prizes
Each Runner-Up will be awarded a Gold Medal gift basket. The gift basket will contain one each of the following: Betty Crocker Baking for Today: Always in Style, Always Gold Medal cookbook, bag of Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour (5 pounds), cooking utensil caddy, popover pan, 9x13 cake pan with cover, hardwood rolling pin, wooden spoon, mini spatula, set of measuring cups and silicone pastry brush. Approximate retail value of each runner-up finalist prize is One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00).

Approximate retail value of all prizes is Two Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($2500.00). All contest prizes are not transferable, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Limit one prize per person. All taxes and other expenses, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. This contest is void where prohibited or otherwise regulated. All federal, state and local laws apply.


WHO CAN ENTER?

You are eligible if you are 18 years of age or older as of May 4, 2010, and are a legal United States resident residing in one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia during the competition.

You are not eligible to enter and will be disqualified if:


HOW DO I ENTER?

Submit your recipe that uses a baking method of preparation and at least one cup of any type of Gold Medal Flour (All-Purpose, Whole Wheat, Better for Bread, Self-Rising, Organic, Wondra). Recipe entries must use baking as the primary method of preparation, such as cookies, cakes, breads, pies, etc.

TO ENTER:
Online entry only. Go to GoldMedalFlour.com/ScratchBakersClubContest and register to become a member of the Scratch Bakers’ Club (or log on if you are already a member) and submit your recipe using the online entry form, filling in all requested information completely. Recipes submitted online must include the eligible product(s) used and must be a baking recipe. List each recipe ingredient with specific flavor, exact measurements or weights, and in the order used. Provide complete preparation directions including baking time and temperature and type of bakeware used (including exact dimensions or size). All recipes must utilize a baking method of preparation. A recipe without a baking step will not be accepted. All electronic entries must be received between 12:00 a.m. on May 4, 2010 and 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2010 (central time). Each electronic entry should be submitted only once. Use of automated processes and devices to submit electronic entries are not permitted. Contest Sponsors are not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the entrant's computer system as a result of submitting electronic entries. No limit on the number of entries per person.

Only entries submitted via the website electronic form will be accepted. Entries submitted via mail, facsimile or other express delivery services will NOT be accepted. Not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable electronic mail, or entries that cannot be processed due to phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates the Official Rules. In the case of duplicate recipes, the first entry received will be judged. By submitting your recipe, you accept all contest rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your recipe becomes the sole property of Sponsor, and Sponsor reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them, without compensation or attribution to you.


HOW WILL RECIPES BE JUDGED?

All entries must meet the contest requirements. Recipe entries must use a baking method of preparation. Recipe entries must be unique and newly created by the contestant. Initial judging will be done by Sponsor selected home economists for appropriate use of eligible products in addition to the criteria outlined below for the finalist recipes:

Judges will disqualify previously published recipes, such as but not limited to those in major cookbooks, in magazines, from food companies, on major food or recipe websites and winners in national contests, unless the recipe features changes considered significant by the judges. Sponsor will select and supply the ingredients and cooking equipment to be used during judging. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute comparable products at its discretion. Final judging will be done by a panel of food experts. Winners will be required to certify, on information or belief, that their recipes are their own creation and have not been published or publicized and have not won a national contest. Decision of the judges is final in all matters relating to this Contest.


WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN?

If you are a Winner, you will be notified on or about June 30, 2010 via e-mail. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release/assignment of rights and return within 5 days of receipt of notification. Any Winner who does not comply with this requirement or cannot be easily located at the e-mail address provided may forfeit prize and an alternate Winner may be selected at judges’ discretion. Except where prohibited by law, each Winner will be required to sign a release giving Sponsor and/or General Mills and its nominees full rights to use the Winner’s recipe and the Winner’s name, city and state, likeness, image and voice for Contest related or promotional advertising, publicity or other purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised including such usage on the Internet. After accepting prize, the Grand Prize winner will not be eligible to win another Grand Prize in the three subsequent Scratch Bakers’ Club Recipe Contests. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this promotion at its sole discretion. Winners will be posted on the Internet at www.GoldMedalFlour.com/ScratchBakersClubContest following the competition.

SPONSOR: The Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers’ Club Recipe Contest is sponsored by General Mills Sales, One General Mills Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55440 (“Sponsor”).

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