Extended to Midnight March 22, 2017 due to Spring Break!

Contest Ends March 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm (midnight) EDT

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Prizes

1st Prize: Dinner for 4 at Amelia at The Waterfront Inn & a Room
2nd Prize: Dinner for 4 at Eaton’s Beach and boat ride
3rd Prize: Dinner for 4 at Pisces Rising Mount Dora
$500 Scholarship for top two recipes for Culinary Arts student from each The Villages Charter and Leesburg High Schools (2 prizes each school) from Fernandina & Friends and Combat Veterans to Careers.

Recipe Contest Rules

Anyone residing in Central Florida may submit recipes on this site. Each recipe must include vodka, flavored vodka, or flavor infused vodka. Those under 21 years of age submitting a recipe must have had someone over 21 years of age to add the vodka to the recipe when prepared.

Culinary Arts Students from The Villages or Leesburg High Schools will have their own special class within this contest. The Recipe Group is Healthy Non-Alcoholic course. The top 3 recipes from each school will receive certificates and $1000 for the first prize each school from Fernandina & Friends, David Lewis, & David van de Velde.

This is a blinded contest. As recipes are received, they will be assigned an internal record number used for identification. The numbered recipe will be sent in groups to our preliminary judging network for initial grading. Once graded, the top scores will be sent to our primary judging panel for selecting the top 10 recipes.

The top 10 recipe submitters will be invited to bring their entry dish to the final judging event March 30, 2017 at 3 pm at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. This will be a public event with press coverage, pictures and video on this website, and a live event on FaceBook. Seating is very limited. Please call Andrea at (352) 775-4009 or stop in at Combat Veterans to Careers to make reservations.

The top 3 recipes, with photos, videos, and notes from the final judges, will be sent to Jon Ashton for final rating of first, second, and third. Entries 4-10 will receive an honorable mention certificates.

The top 10 finalists and their guest will be invited to attend Cooking with Vodka (ticket purchase required) with presentations of certificates on stage with Jon Aston. Those finalists not attending will be sent their certificate by U.S. Mail.

Due to the results from the Leesburg recipe contest, we are limiting entries to the first 500. All judging decisions will are final.

Cooking with Vodka Terms & Conditions

All recipes must be submitted though this website only starting January 1, 2017 12 pm (noon) and ending February 15, 2017 11.59 pm (midnight).

All submitted content will become the property of Cooking with Vodka and Fernandina & Friends. These organizations may publish recipes all or in part on websites, magazines, or other publications.

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CAUTION — Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney’s fees) from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
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The Recipe Contest Entry Form will be displayed in this panel starting January 1, 2017 at noon (12 pm).

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Entry for The Villages Cooking with Vodka Central Florida Cooking Contest.

Entry only for the free contest. General Admission tickets to the Dinner Concert are available on the Tickets page. The top 10 finalists and their guest will be invited to attend Cooking with Vodka (ticket purchase required) with presentations of certificates on stage with Jon Aston. Those finalists not attending will be sent their certificate by U.S. Mail.

 

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If you don't submit a photo, please try to explain for the judges what the dish looks like in the Additional Information area above. A picture is worth a 1000 words...

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The Recipe Contest ended March 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm (midnight). Look for future events to enter! Thanks!

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