2016 Chef Bento : A Sweet Tooth's Bento! Contest Rules
Bento&Co 2016 International Contest is starting today (April 7th, 2016)!
Sharpen your cooking skills and get ready to make your best bento yet ~
From now until Monday April 18 (12 noon, JST Japan time) we accept your amazing creations!
This year's theme is: A Sweet Tooth’s Bento!
I. Can I enter this contest?
The contest is free and open to all people over the age of 18 years. Participants must read these rules and agree to follow them.
II. Participation and general principals
i. Terms of the competition
“A Sweet Tooth's Bento”
What is a Sweet Tooth~?
Having a Sweet Tooth is a liking for foods that are sweet; a weakness for sweets.
Which means more or less all of us have a Sweet Tooth!
With this year we want to celebrate the sugary and sweet things that make life worth living ^~^!
After any good meal we all want to enjoy a little sweet treat right? This time we ask you to add your best sweet dishes, desserts and sugary goodies to your Bento.
Basically, we would like to see a classic bento preparation with a main dish and a desert or any sweet dish in the bento box.
It’s a big world - get inspired by your own culture or any other when you create your masterpiece Bento !
To make assessment fair we provide the following rules which your contribution must follow this rules:
1) The Bento should be for 1 person.
2) The bento box must be of one or two compartments maximum. No picnic or XL boxes allowed. .
3) Your Bento Box should contain a dish of your choice with an accompanying dessert or sweet treat in one of the compartment. Keep emphasis on sweet ingredients and decoration.
4) As we can't taste your bento, visuals are the single most important factor for assessment: your bento should be well presented and photogenic!
ii. Sending your picture
- Each contestant may submit one single photo, horizontal or vertical!
-To increase chances of winning, we strongly recommend only sending a top quality photo, taken in a setting with good lightning and using a neutral background to highlight the bento itself. It is best to avoid using a flash and avoid low resolution photos.
- A description of three or four sentences must accompany the photo. Sending recipes is optional. Extra information beyond the short description will not influence the decision, the winner is chosen solely based on the photo and the short description.
The email message to which the photo is attached should have the following subject: CHEF BENTO CONTEST 2016 - YOUR NAME - YOUR COUNTRY;
Your email should include the contestant's name, address, email address and telephone number and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
iii. Announcement of winners
Based on the best entries, Bento&Co will pick two grand winners from the participants and 10 finalists. The 10 finalists and the 2 Grand Winner will be announced on Friday, April 22nd.
The ranking of the 10 finalists will be decided by an online public vote on Bento&Co website. The vote will open at 12 noon April 22nd and close at 12 noon April 27th. All times are Japan Standard Time (JST).
On April 28th, the ranking of the 10 finalists, decided by the public vote, will be announced.
All winners will get a confirmation email.
One grand winner will be chosen from contestants who are outside of Japan and be given a round-trip plane ticket to Japan.
One grand winner will be chosen from contestants who are in Japan, this person will receive a night’s stay for two at a hotel in Kyoto.
Additional costs during the trip (extended period of stay, transportation, meals, visits to temples) will be borne by the contest winner. The dates of these trips will be determined after the end of the contest. Bento&co is not responsible for any problems that might occur while the winners are on these trips.
Prizes of the the 10 finalists
The 10 finalists will receive prizes offered by our partners: bento boxes, bento and cooking accessories. The ranking of the 10 finalists determine the number and value of the prizes awarded to them.
Note : The contestant agrees that the photo submitted for the contest can be utilized on Bento&Co's Website and related social media sites (online shops, blogs, facebook pages, twitter, etc.). Bento&Co becomes the holder of the rights of the photo sent in for the contest and reserves the right to utilize it for commercial purposes.
III. Participation Form
Drop us an email at email@example.com, with subject line as follows :
CHEF BENTO CONTEST 2016 - YOUR NAME - YOUR COUNTRY
To be included when sending the photo:
Family Name (last name):
( ) I certify that I am over 18 years of age.
( ) I have not, nor have been, a part of Bento&Co, its partners, or a judge in this contest.
Describe your bento in 3 to 4 lines: