The Create Cooking Challenge 2017 entry period is now over.

Create Cooking Challenge 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In previewing my video before I submitted it, I see that the logos on my appliances and some products in the background are now visible to the viewer. Would these logos be enough to disqualify my entry, based on your requirement that no logos be visible on-screen? What should I do?
    • As it states in the "Notice" at the opening of the Official Rules, it is required that "videos not contain logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, sculptures, or copyrighted media or any other infringement of any third party's rights. The prohibition includes trademarks and copyrighted works, the use of equipment with visible logos or other incidental uses such as product brand name mentions or visuals." When using ingredients, we suggest placing them in a non-labelled container before using. For equipment use, we encourage you to blur over them, block the logo from camera's view, or, if safe, cover them with tape.
  • I think I might have made a mistake in submitting my YouTube URL for the contest, but I see that you are only allowed to submit one entry, so I cannot resubmit a new video. Is there any way to correct my error?
    • If you have incorrectly entered your YouTube URL, please contact us at challenge@CreateTV.com and send us the correct URL. If we have had trouble viewing the original entry because you listed it as "private" instead of "public" or "unlisted," or it was submitted using the wrong URL, we will resubmit your new URL, as long as we receive it by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 28. If the information you provide is still incorrect, or we receive it after the time deadline, we will not be able to accept your submission.
  • May I include my child (under 18 years) in the video with me?
    • All entries for the Create Cooking Challenge must be submitted by people 18 and older. If a parent wishes to include a child who is under 18 years of age as a helper, the adult must be the Entrant. The entry may not be for the child, nor may the child be the focus of the entry. In the event the entry is a winner, the parents will need to provide permission for the child to appear in the entry. See #3 of the Official Rules for Eligibility.
  • Do I have to submit my entry by posting it to YouTube?
    • Yes. As listed in the Official Rules, all entries must be posted to YouTube and the URL must be posted in the appropriate space in the submission form. Be sure your video is classified as "public" or "unlisted." Do not select "private" for your posting or your video will be disqualified as the judges will not be able to view your entry. Do not try to enter by posting your video to another site such as Facebook or Twitter. See #4 of the Official Rules for How to Enter.
  • As a professional chef, I would like to wear my chef’s coat which shows the name of my restaurant/my name/my restaurant logo. The rules state that no logos may be displayed. Do those rules include my normal chef’s coat/jacket?
    • A chef may wear his or her coat/jacket on the assumption that the chef owns the restaurant and therefore the logo and its display could not infringe upon another’s rights (as stated in #4 of the Official Rules stating How to Enter). If the Entrant does not own the restaurant and logo, s/he needs permission the owner(s) so s/he is not infringing upon anyone’s intellectual property.
  • I see that the rules prohibit the use of music in the video entries. If I have written the music and am the artist who has recorded the music, why can’t I use it?
    • Last year’s contest included some entries which featured a music bed in the background. The background music often interfered with the quality of the overall sound of the video, sometimes making it hard to hear the presentation. The reason the rules have been changed has more to do with the judges’ needs to be able to clearly hear the voices of the entrants as well as the ambient sound of their food preparation. Since this is a contest looking for a cooking host, the judges want to be sure the presentation is clear and the instructions are easy to understand based on the entrant’s delivery. Therefore, no music should be used in entries.
If you have other questions not shown here or not answered within the Official Rules, please send an email to: challenge@CreateTV.com. Allow 24 to 48 business hours for review and response.