Hey everyone! I hope you're excited to participate in the HubPages Cookbook Contest! It comes with a boatload of great prizes, after all.
PRIZES (62 PRIZES WORTH $3,600) $1400 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes awarded to one randomly selected recipe entry every day of the contest $1400 in $50 Weekly Prizes awarded to the seven best recipe Hubs each week $100 Best Dessert Recipe Prize for the best dessert recipe Hub $100 Best Drink Recipe Prize for the best drink recipe Hub $100 Best Family Recipe Prize for the best family meal recipe Hub $100 Best Healthy Recipe Prize for the best healthy recipe Hub $100 Best Budget-Friendly Recipe Prize for the best budget-friendly recipe Hub $300 Grand Prize for the best overall recipe Hub
If you want to enter this contest to win, be sure you read the entry requirements and rules on the official contest page. To become better acquainted with our judges, stop by our blog. We'll be posting more in-depth interviews with them in the coming weeks.
If your questions aren't answered there, feel free to ask them here! I'll see what I can do to point you in the right direction.
Simone, I went to the "enter the contest" link in the rules section, and it isn't there. What should I do to submit my recipe. Thanks! ~First timer (first time to hub a recipe and first time to enter a contest).
There is no link. Just publish Hubs using at least the Ratings Capsule set to recipe ratings as we direct you on the contest page. I'll paste those steps again for quick reference:
COOKBOOK CONTEST - HOW TO ENTER Join HubPages Make sure you are enrolled in the HubPages Earnings Program (this is how we distribute winnings) Publish a recipe Hub using the Recipe Capsules, at the minimum, using the Ratings Capsule configured for a recipe
Hello Simone, Well your not the first one I am asking this but let is be the last person. I published 2 hubs for the contest. 20 hours back. It still states 'submitted for publication' and its green.This has not happened when I published a hub a few days back. Is this new at HP?
Hey bushraismail! Not to worry. It looks like you've had a couple of Hubs moderated recently, and when that happens, sometimes new Hubs have to be reviewed before being published. So those Hubs will be published as soon as they're reviewed- and you don't have to worry about them not counting for the contest; the final submission deadline isn't until the 28th!
Don't worry too much about exact marks with this contest- it'll all be fine! After you have published a bunch of Hubs that all meet HubPages' publishing standards and our moderation team sees that you're straight on all those details, you won't need to have your Hubs reviewed anymore. It's no big deal!
I got the notice that I won a daily drawing and I filled out the form, but for the life of me I'm not seeing where the money is! Is it not credited until After the contest is over? And where to find it?
From what I understand, all you need to do is to create a recipe Hub that uses HP's new recipe capsules. You can tell everyone about your Hub in the Share and Discuss forum thread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98595 but I don't think you MUST share it in order to be entered.
Simone can you confirm this?
Also, I'm loving the new recipe capsules and I know they can really help to improve your SEO's. I'm wondering if it's Ok to start re-editing my published recipes with the new capsules during the contest. Will those old Hubs be automatically entered into the contest too? I want to play by the rules
Yep! The minimum requirement is that the Hub contain the Ratings Capsule set to Recipe Ratings, but if you want to win anything notable, I recommend including as many Recipe Capsules as possible.
I'm so glad you're enjoying the Recipe Capsules, Green Lotus! You can totally re-edit old recipes to add those capsules during the contest. You don't have to worry about them being entered or anything- we're only looking at newly published Hubs.
I'm particularly excited about this batch because I ADORE each and every one of those Hubs! With those original photos and great explanations, I reckon they might also be seen as potential Best Weekly Hub winners, too.
Keep these gorgeous recipes coming, everyone! I'm DYING of hunger, but really enjoying them!
Hi, Simone, please clear something up for me. I have a great dessert recipe but it comes to 250 words in Microsoft Word. Does it have to be 500 words for the AP program, please advise. Not sure if recipes are considered a different animal entirely. Thanks!
Heya bridalletter! Just to be clear, you can publish as many as five entries each day of the contest, and you are certainly not limited by recipe type; you can publish as many different styles of recipes as you like.
And even though you've won a DD prize, that doesn't mean you can't win more!!
There are several recipe hubs that are videos. You just need to make sure that the other requirements are there as well. I've done recipe hubs that have videos in the past (not for the contest) and Leah Leffler has done a cute one with her son on making cinnamon buns. The only problem with a video hub right now is that there is a bug that's causing a processing problem which will delay your submission right now.
ah. ok. Well, I'm not that sharp about getting videos done..but I did notice a choice (in the formatting for new hubs) for 'video' and then, within the edit screen in an existing hub for 'convert to video.' So, I guess I was curious. I played with the recipe capsule format last nigt, and converted one of my older posts that happened to be a recipe. (I don't do a lot of recipes...) ... It was fairly smooth, but I did have a couple of problems..the main one of which was Firefox not wanting to do copy/paste. So I had to save, sign out, and come back on IE.
I'm not sufficiently computer-tech savvy to follow the directions Firefox gave for allowing that function--with my luck, I'd screw something up, and my husband would be cross.
You don't need to submit them- we spot 'em! So, for example, if you write a recipe that emphasizes frugality, or is designed for family dinners, we'll make note. By not forcing folks to submit to a specific category, we can make it possible for Hubs to be considered for multiple prizes (which would be great for a frugal, family-friendly, dessert beverage, hehee!).
Not sure if this was asked but I was wondering if the ingredients section and the instructions section contribute to the required 500 word count for the recipe hub or does only text boxes count towards the word count?
ok- step 1- save the chicken stock from therealstuff boiled hi and refridgerate step 2- take stock out after 2 days and add 3:1 ratio water step 3- add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and begin to boil again step 4- a pinche of... salt, garlic powder, and italian seasonings step 5- a drop of hotsauce step 6- add a q/lb. of penne rigate step 7- add some CRAZY MEXICAN SEASONING and... !VOILA!
Yes, it's a very strict rule and I'm afraid to say that I've had to pass on a couple potential Daily Drawing winners because they're too short. Do amend the entries you've submitted to make them meet the minimum- even though they've lost their DD shot, they could still win a weekly prize if they're updated before they're reviewed.
Lemon Meringue Cookie Recipe by leahlefler won the Daily Drawing prize for June 12th. The cookies look delicious, and leahlefler's lovely photos and helpful instructions are super useful! Congrats on the win, leahlefler.
Heya TripleAMom! The other threads are for links; this one is for Q&A. So long as your Hub meets contest requirements before it is reviewed (either for Daily Drawing prizes or weekly/final prizes, which happens in different batches), it's OK!
Quick question Simone. (I apologize if this has already been stated somewhere.) What is the cut off for the weekly entries. I know the daily is noon PT, but what is the day/time for hubs to be considered for the weekly priZe? Thanks! Finally got some time to get some submitted!
The cutoff for the weekly entries is Wednesdays at noon (PT), since the first day of the contest was on a Thursday. But the only cutoff date that really matters is the final one! Everything will be considered for weekly prizes- the only thing that changes is the batch against which each Hub is compared.
Maybe not a printed cookbook Simone but perhaps there could be a section on HP just for the recipes that were submitted for the contest. Unfortunately not everyone shares their recipes in the forums and I know June has been a crazy month for me so I haven't had as much time to read the entries as I had hoped. It would be nice to have an "easy to get to" spot with the submissions.
Hi Simone, what does "set for recipe ratings mean" mean? I selected "recipe" for a few new hubs and the recipe capsules didn't show. I had to add them "manually". Now you've got me wondering if they're still eligible?!
When you add a Ratings Capsule and set it up, you can choose to have the ratings be for a recipe, a single person review, or a multiple person review. You must select the recipe option to have your Hub count as a contest entry.
Hi Simone, So what you are saying is that it's possible that if we did not specifically set the ratings capsule for a recipe, we have not been included in the contest? I wanted to go back into mine to check but then I will lose the votes. So without losing votes, how can I tell I set it up correctly? I know, it sounds like a silly question, but honestly I am not sure. Is the default for the ratings capsule for recipes? Thanks!
A delicious syrup that is easy to make, and delicious to eat. It can be used on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and you can even use it to flavor your favorite cocktail beverage. Once you try it, you'll be hooked. http://cloverleaffarm.hubpages.com/hub/ … nd-Waffles
Does anybody know how to share a post on the iphone app? I've been out of town for the last week and following contest events as best I can, but I'd really like to share a couple of posts and can't figure it out... Thanks
Sure thing, LetitiaFT. The easiest way to share things is from your feed on the app; unfortunately, you can only share things that are already there. You might just consider using our mobile interface using your phone's web browser.
Hi again Simone, I was never able to share on my iphone and now that I'm back home, I can't find the share button on my regular desktop either. I saw in the forums that this could be due to the browser and to use Firefox. That's what I use! Could the share button be user selective? In that case, is there anything I can do to get it?