Rachael Ray - Cook Your Way to Culinary School Contest (Expired)

Win a $25,000 Culinary School Scholarship and More

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Rachael Ray is looking for high school juniors and seniors who are dreaming of pursuing a career in the food industry. If that's you, create a video proving it to enter the Cook Your Way to Culinary School Contest and you could win a $25,000 scholarship and more. Plus, three more winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship and Rachael Ray cookware.

This could be some engaged students' meal ticket to a whole new career. This sweepstakes has expired.

Sweepstakes Links:

  • Sweepstakes Entry Form: https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/giveaways/25586_scholarship_contest/
  • Sweepstakes Rules: https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/giveaways/25586_scholarship_contest/
  • Sweepstakes Homepage: https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/


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Open to residents of the United States who are juniors or seniors in high school and interested in pursuing an education in culinary arts, between the ages of 16 and 19

Start Date:

October 10, 2017

End Date:

December 04, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Entry Frequency:

One time per person

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: A $25,000 scholarship and $500 worth of Rachael Ray cookware. (ARV: $25,500)

Runner-Up Prizes (3): $5,000 scholarship and $500 worth of Rachael Ray cookware. (ARV: $5,500)

Additional Comments:

To enter, upload a video that's five minutes long or less showing yourself cooking an original dish along with a description of why you should win this prize. Be sure to check out the submission guidelines in the rules.

Ten entries will be selected on the basis of appeal of the dish presented, the reason why the entrant should win, and the overall appeal of the video.

Those ten entrants will have a phone interview with the sponsor, and four of those will be selected to continue in the competition on the basis of ability to communicate why they should win and their ability to communicate their personality and enthusiasm.

The four finalists will travel to New York City to compete in several food-related tasks over a few days (scheduled for January 30 – February 2, 2018). The challenges will be taped and could be aired on television. The winner will receive the grand prize, while the other finalists will receive the runners-up prizes.

Note that entrants must be willing to start a food service or restaurant-related secondary education program within two years of receiving the prize. See the rules for all the details.