Contest Calendar

Optional Anytime Entry 1

About the contest: “How I ruined the day”—cooking disaster story
Type of entry: Story

Optional Anytime Entry 2

About the contest: Couple who got a Mennonite Community Cookbook as wedding/shower present
Type of entry: Photo

January 5

Birthday of Anabaptism
About the contest: Favorite Mennonite Community Cookbook recipe for Mennonite church potluck
Type of entry: Photos of old Mennonite Community Cookbooks 
Deadline: January 15
Winners announced: January 16, 23

January 19

Snowed in Day
About the contest: Favorite overall Mennonite Community Cookbook recipe
Type of entry: Photo of cook & dish
Deadline: January 29
Winners announced: January 30, February 6

February 2

Valentine’s Day
About the contest: Best love story related to cookbook gift
Type of entry: Story: 100-200 words
Deadline: February 12
Winners announced: February 13, 20

February 16

Fastnacht Day
About the contest: Donut recipe from Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Photo of outrageous topping
Deadline: February 26
Winners announced: February 27, March 6

March 2

National Nutrition Month
About the contest: Best heart healthy recipe adaptation
Type of entry: Dish & cook
Deadline: March 12
Winners announced: March 13, 20

March 16

National Messy Menno Cook Month
About the contest: Most messed up cookbook cover or page
Type of entry: Photo & owner
Deadline: March 26
Winners announced: March 27, April 3

April 6

Easter
About the contest: Favorite Easter food from Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Throwback Family Easter pic
Deadline: April 16
Winners announced: April 17, 24

April 20

Earth Day
About the contest: Best use of seasonal local fruit or vegetable
Type of entry: Recipe and photo
Deadline: April 30
Winners announced: May 1, 8

May 4

Mother’s Day
About the contest: Favorite recipe your mom made
Type of entry: Picture of mom/you
Deadline: May 14
Winners announced: May 15, 22

May 18

The Chicken Or the Egg Week
About the contest: Best egg or poultry recipe
Type of entry: Photo of your favorite chickens
Deadline: May 28
Winners announced: May 29, June 5

June 1

Change Up A Recipe
About the contest: Best overall adaption of Mennonite Community Cookbook recipe (gluten free, vegetarian)
Type of entry: Photo of dish & friend
Deadline: June 11
Winners announced: June 12, 19

June 15

Father’s Day
About the contest: Cooking lessons for Dad or from Dad
Type of entry: Video
Deadline: June 25
Winners announced: June 26, July 3

July 6

Summer picnic
About the contest: Most attractive packed picnic basket featuring Mennonite Community Cookbook OR Best recipe for a picnic
Type of entry: Photo of picnic OR recipe/dish
Deadline: July 16
Winners announced: July 17, 24

July 20

Hipster Homemade Ice Cream
About the contest: Best ice cream recipe for a city ice cream shoppe
Type of entry: Photo: really enjoying  cone
Deadline: July 30
Winners announced: July 31, August 7

August 3

National Tomato month
About the contest: How to use up tomatoes
Type of entry: Recipe
Deadline: August 13
Winners announced: August 14, 21

August 17

Family Reunions
About the contest: Best reunion dish, hands down
Type of entry: Reunion pic
Deadline: August 27
Winners announced: August 28, September 4

September 7

International Chocolate Day
About the contest: Best recipe using your fav kind of chocolate
Type of entry: Photo
Deadline: September 17
Winners announced: September 18, 25

September 21

School lunch week
About the contest: Best thing to pack in a kids lunch
Type of entry: Story of school lunch
Deadline: October 1
Winners announced: October 2, 9

October 5

Canadian Thanksgiving
About the contest: Favorite “Canadian” dish in Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Photo of dish
Deadline: October 15
Winners announced: October 16, 23

October 19

Cold & Stormy Night Comfort Food
About the contest: Favorite “Canadian” dish in Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Photo of dish
Deadline: October 15
Winners announced: October 16, 23

November 2

All Saints Day
About the contest: New anthem for “The mother of all Mennonite cookbooks”
Type of entry: Video
Deadline: November 12
Winners announced: November 13, 20

November 16

U.S. Thanksgiving
About the contest: Story/essay on “Why I’m thankful for Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Story
Deadline: November 26
Winners announced: November 27, December 4

December 7

Christmas cookies
About the contest: Favorite cookie grandma made
Type of entry: Photo or cookie or grandma
Deadline: December 17
Winners announced: December 18, 25

December 21

Christmas menu
About the contest: Christmas menu featuring at least 2 dishes from Mennonite Community Cookbook
Type of entry: Holiday table photo
Deadline: December 31
Winners announced: January 1, 8