Cookbook Contest - how to enter
  1. Join HubPages
  2. Make sure you are enrolled in the HubPages Earnings Program (this is how we distribute winnings)
  3. Publish a recipe Hub using the Recipe Capsules, at the minimum, using the Ratings Capsule configured for a recipe
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
  • Hub entries may first be submitted Thursday, May 31st at 12:00pm (PT)
  • The deadline for Day 1 of the contest is Friday, June 1st at 12:00pm (PT) Subsequent deadlines are always at noon (PT)
  • The final deadline for entries is Thursday, June 28th at 12:00pm (PT)
  • Daily Drawing prize winners will be announced every weekday around 4:00pm (PT)
  • Weekly Prize winners will be announced on Fridays (starting on the 15th)
  • Finalists and Grand Prize winners will be announced on Friday, July 6th around 4:00pm (PT)

The HubPages Cookbook Contest is designed to encourage you to make the most of our new Recipe Capsules, which help to make your Recipe Hubs easier to read and more search-friendly. Simply enter by publishing a recipe Hub utilizing these new capsules between June 1st and June 28th, and you’ll have a chance to win one of 62 prizes worth $3,600!

Qualifying Requirements
read the complete Rules
Recipe developer, food writer, and food photographer
Savory Simple
Kids Cook Monday manager, food writer
Monday Campaigns
Chief Tastemaker and CMO
Assistant Editor, Recipes Editor and test kitchen chef
Food Republic
Judging Criteria
  • The presence and use of Recipe Capsules (see our Learning Center guide to Recipe Capsules)
  • The usefulness of the recipe (summarized steps followed up by detailed instructions with step-by-step photos, variations, demonstrations) (see our Learning Center guide to writing successful Recipe Hubs)
  • The overall value of the recipe (additional background or history associated with the dish or recipe, use of the Recipe Capsules to share detailed nutritional information and ingredient information, etc.)
  • The presence and quality of original photos and video
  • Whether the entry is on a long-tail, niche topic that has not been extensively covered online
  • Whether the entry has a search-friendly title (mirrors common search terms)
  • Excellent writing (proper use of grammar, capitalization, etc.)
  • Uniqueness of the entry (that it is not copied or paraphrased from elsewhere online, full of details, examples, names, and figures)
  • Attractive formatting (avoidance of excessive link, eBay, or Amazon capsule clutter, excessive bolding or italics, and all-caps)
  • Judicious use of relevant capsules (original photos, video, maps, tables, links, etc.)