Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off Contest
Terms and Conditions


Contest submission period starts at 4:00am  (PT) on October 13, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM (PT) on November 3, 2011 (“Contest Period”). The voting period starts at 9:00 am on November 4, 2011 (PT) and ends at 11:59PM (PT) on November 13, 2011 (“Voting Period”).  To enter submit your holiday cookie recipe and an essay describing why the submitted recipe is your favorite holiday cookie recipe. Complete the required data fields and, if you wish, send us a photo of your cookies. Contest is open to legal U.S. residents residing in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, or Ventura Counties who are 18 and older at the time of entry. Employees (and the employees’ immediate family members living in the same household) of Los Angeles Times and its advertising companies, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and its promotion contractors, are not eligible to participate. At the close of the Voting Period, the 50 submissions that have received the most votes on www.latimes.com/cookiebakeoff will be chosen as finalists. On or about November 19, 2011, a panel of judges consisting of the Cordon Bleu Baking Team and the Los Angeles Times Food Staff will cook and test the finalists’ recipes and determine the 10 winners based on essay, cookie taste and recipe accuracy. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. The 10 winners will be featured in the Thursday, December 15, 2011 Food section of the Los Angeles Times, including publication of their recipe and essay. Entries subject to Los Angeles Times Privacy Policy at: http://www.latimes.com/services/site/la-privacy,0,3125046.story and Terms of Service at latimes.com/terms.