Food Decoration Contest and Panda Bento Giveaway

 



Photo Contest Prizes:

One winner will receive US$200 as a payment via Pay Pal. The other 4 runner ups will receive $25 gift certificate to spend at AllThingsForSale.com


Contest Eligibility:

Contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship (Contest is open to ALL countries), must be eighteen (18) years of age or older before 1 November 2011. Void where prohibited by law. Participants in United States of America, the participant must be legal residents.  The winner must have PayPal account to receive payment. Affiliate members are welcome. Employees of AllThingsForSale BentoUSA and members of their immediate family (parent, children, spouse) are not eligible to enter and their entries will not be considered.


To Enter: 

1. Arrange your combo food as no larger than actual size of 8” x 8”.  Anything fitting within these measurements is acceptable, including but not limited to bento box, lunch box, plate and bowl.
2. Submit a digital photo of your food decoration to AllThingsForSale BentoUSA <contest@allthingsforsale.com> including the following information in English. Entries must be submitted before 29 Nov 2011, 9 am Pacific Time. Once we receive your entry,  we will confirm your entry via email within 1-2 business days.

First Name:____________________
Last Name:____________________
Age:_________________________
Country of residence:_____________
Email Address:_________________

Photo Title ____________________
Brief Description (explaining how you did it, what is the idea behind your food decoration)____________________

3. One person can submit up to three separate, distinct creations as individual photos for judging and final vote selection.
4.  Photo must be JPG, JPEG format and no larger than 1200 x 1800 pixel
5. All photos and designs must be original; created solely by the entrant; have never been submitted in any other contest or won any previous awards;  have never been published in any publication, (personal blog is accepted); and must not infringe the rights of any third party.
6. Entries must not display any commercial/corporate advertising as determined by AllThingsForSale BentoUSA and contain no watermark.


Contest Judging and Winner Selection:

We are looking for unique, whimsical, and truly creative food decoration photos, under our slogan “Bring a smile one lunch at a time“.  The art of bento features combining color, textures, arrangement and added accessories such as food picks, barans, cut-out layers etc.  Your imagination can soar to create a layout of combined foods and add-ons. Your lunch can be anything from sandwich, wrap, rice, noodle, dessert etc. Use of any decorative cooking tools can help further to make your meal more creative and appealing. Ten finalists will be selected based on overall appearance of entry (30%), level/complexity of decoration (30%), creativity (30%), and description (10%). All entries must meet the requirements of this contest.  The panel of AllThingsForSale BentoUSA judges will choose ten finalists.

  • Entries must be submitted by 29 Nov 2011, 9 am Pacific Time
  • The ten finalists will be posted on AllThingsForSale.com by 30 November 2011.
  • The public will vote for their favorite entry between 1 – 8 December 2011.
  • One winner who receive the most votes will receive US$200 paid via PayPal, the other 4 runner ups will receive $25 gift certificate to spend at AllThingsForSale.com
  • The winner will be notified within one week following the end of the contest. In order to receive the prize, winner must provide address, payment method of the prize.

AllThingsForSale reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By submitting your design, you accept all Contest rules, including those not listed here that may be added at AllThingsforsale BentoUSA sole discretion, and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your design becomes the sole property of AllThingsForSale BentoUSA, which expressly reserves the right to alter, edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and/or use any or all of the designs, without compensating you. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the email account holder if there is any dispute.

 

 
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONTEST IS STILL OPEN UNTIL 29 NOV 2011, 9 AM PST

 
We are giving away at least 2 sets of this super cute 2-tier Panda Bento Lunch Box and matching Panda Elastic Belt ,  set with Panda Food Pick and Insulated Lunch Bag. This giveaway is open to everyone, shipping of the prize is on us, no matter where you are. (✿◠‿◠) Giveaway ends on 24 Nov 2011, 11.59 pm Pacific time. The lucky winner will be  drawn randomly.  The winners will be announced here.  The winners must contact back within 3 business days, or we will sadly have to pick the new winner.  Please read carefully on how to enter. There are 3 ways to win.

 

To Enter Giveaway:  (There are 3 chances to win.)


1. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW (1 Winner will be randomly chosen from all comments)

  • Leave your comment below, telling us

What do you prefer to use when making bento lunch (sandwich, rice, or others)?
- To leave a comment, please log in on the right hand side of this page.
- For new member, please sign up here (Please allow a few minutes for new accounts to become active.)

  • Like us on Facebook and Leave your comment telling you liked us
  • Blog about this Giveaway in your Blog/FB/Twitter and Leave your comment here telling us where you blog about it.
  • Post about the Photo Contest in your Blog/FB/Twitter and Leave your comment here telling us where you post about it

(please leave a separate comment for each entry. Once you leave your comment, there will be a number appearing next to your comment. We will randomly pick that number to find the winner. The number should be 1, 2, 3, 4, …, 300, and so on. If your comment’s number shows as 1.1, 2.1, 3.1…, 300.1 and so on, it means that you left a reply to other’s comments, which does not count as a giveaway’s entry.

2. ENTRY ON FACEBOOK (1 Winner (or 2) will be randomly chosen from Facebook entries)

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONTEST IS STILL OPEN UNTIL 29 NOV 2011, 9 AM PST

  • Enter via Application on Facebook, this link here (The link has been removed as the giveaway ended on 24 Nov 2011)(it will direct you to Facebook.  Then click enter (the black-color button in the middle). After you have entered, the button will disappear.
  • 3. Optional (for extra chances) : After you click at the link above, –> On  the next screen click ‘Share with Friends’ so your friends can enter. If a friend wins after clicking the link that you shared on your wall using the application, then you will win one set too.  More friends who enter, more chances for you to win as well. You can share at anytime or as many as you like to encourage your friends to enter.  More friends who enter, more chances for you to win as well.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to AllThingsForSale BentoUSA and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for notifying winners.

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    For my son I usually pack a sandwich or a wrap, since they are easiest for him to pick up and eat.

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    Alex says:

    I usually use brown rice as a base for my bentos (or leftovers…leftovers work great in a bento!)

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    i prefer to use rice to make onigiris in my bentos (S2 onigiris ^^)

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    I usually use a brown rice base and add some chicken and veg w/ a cute bento bottle of soy sauce, or mix the brown rice with black beans, corn, cumin, and sliced green onions.

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