Did you know that prime smoothie time is actually during the winter months? That’s because after the New Year, your readers are looking for more ways to add healthy foods into their diets, and smoothies are an easy and convenient solution to pack in a ton of nutrition.
Create a winning wild smoothie for your readers that’s packed with antioxidant-rich frozen Wild Blueberries for a chance to win an amazing grand prize —a trip to the Wild Blueberry Barrens of Maine and $1,000!
You could win $1000 cash plus an all expense paid trip to the Wild Blueberry barrens of Maine, August 2017.
Create an original smoothie recipe using frozen Wild Blueberries. Make sure you review entry requirements.
Take an eye-catching photo of your smoothie, at least 300 dpi.
Post your original smoothie recipe on your blog and share on social using #WildYourSmoothie by February
Submit your recipe below by February
10 13, 2017.
Recipe Submission Period:
January 10 – February
10 13, 2017
Consumer Voting Period:
February 28 – March 6, 2017
March 14, 2017
This year, we’re asking you and consumers to help us select the winners!
Submit your smoothie recipe between January 10 and February
10 13, 2017.
Voting on Top 10 recipe entries occurs between February 28 and March 6, 2017.
Winners announced on March 14, 2017 during a LIVE Twitter chat.
We’re thrilled to have Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, The Foodie Dietitian, join us again this year to inspire you on your smoothie-making journey. She thinks frozen Wild Blueberries are the perfect smoothie ingredient, and we agree! Read Kara’s blog post about her trip to Maine and immersion into the world of Wild Blueberries here.
“I’m all about using Wild Blueberries in my smoothies. The two just go together, kind of like peanut butter and jelly. Wild Blueberries pack a powerful nutrition punch, contain 2X the amount of antioxidants as cultivated (regular) blueberries and 2X the fiber; they are bursting with flavor and help keep your smoothies cold and refreshing with no ice needed.”
Did you know that prime smoothie time is actually during the winter months? According to Google trends, smoothie recipe searches peak in January and remain elevated through March. That’s because after the New Year, consumers are looking for more ways to add healthy foods into their diets, and smoothies are an easy solution to pack in a ton of nutrition. And, frozen Wild Blueberries are simply a perfect ingredient for any smoothie. These special berries have a more intense blueberry flavor and twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries and because they are frozen, you don’t need any ice. Now it’s your turn to create a delicious smoothie using frozen Wild Blueberries and #WildYourSmoothie.
Most people know about blueberries and if they’ve tried them, they usually like them for their delicious taste and healthy attributes. However, most people don’t know that there are two kinds of blueberries – Wild Blueberries and regular, cultivated blueberries – and that they are different. Below is what makes Wild Blueberries so special:
Questions related to the contest should be sent directly to Belinda Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org and not to the Sponsor.
By entering this contest, you (the blogger) agree to be solely responsible for, and shall hold the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and their agents harmless in the event you fail to comply with these Disclosure Guidelines. You also warrant that your post will not contain copyrighted, trade-marked or recopied information of any kind, will not infringe upon the personal contractual or property rights of any third party and you will obey all applicable laws and regulations, including compliance with the WOMMA Code of Conduct (http://womma.org/ethics/womma-code-of-ethics/) and all applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
To be eligible for entry in this contest, all posts and social media content MUST follow the WOMMA Code of Conduct and include both an appropriate disclosure statement at the beginning of the post (please see below for example) and prominently display the hashtag #AD or #Sponsored in your social media outreach (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, etc.).
Start/End Dates: Contest begins at 11 a.m. EST on 1/10/17 and ends at 3 p.m. EST on 2/13/17.
Eligibility: Entrants must be a Registered Dietitian with a food blog and/or a food/healthy lifestyle blogger and legal resident of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia over the age of 18.
The Wild Blueberry Association of North America and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensed retailers, wholesalers and the judging panel as well as their immediate families and/or household residents are not eligible to participate. The contest shall only be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and all entrants irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts over them for such purposes.
Finalist Judging Criteria: 25% creativity, 25% taste, 25% nutrition and 25% appearance of finished recipe.
Winner Selection: Top 10 Finalists will be notified on or around February 24, 2107 and should be available for a LIVE Twitter chat to announce the winner on March 14, 2017. Winners will be notified on March 14, 2017 during a LIVE Twitter chat. Finalists will be contacted by e-mail. If any finalist cannot be reached within two (2) days of first notification attempt, another finalist will be selected. If any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any potential finalist or winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Upon forfeiture of any prize no compensation will be given. Limit one (1) prize per person. Taxes are the responsibility of the winners.
Prizes: The grand prize winner of the Wild Your Smoothie Recipe Contest will win a $1,000 VISA gift card plus an all-expenses paid trip to the Wild Blueberry barrens in Maine (near Bar Harbor) on August 2017. The winner will join an immersion event called Blog the Barrens and will have the opportunity to see the Wild Blueberry barrens at peak harvest time, meet growers, and visit a local processing facility. Trip valued at $3,000. Must be redeemed for the set date of the trip and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Two (2) runners-ups will be selected and each will receive a $750 VISA gift card.
Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winners’ agreement to release and hold harmless the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and each of their affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any injuries, losses or damages related in any way to their participation in this promotion and/or acceptance and/or use of a prize, including the Wild Blueberry Association of North America’s reliance upon their compliance with these rules, and their agreement that the Wild Blueberry Association of North America may use his or her name, voice, likeness and/or biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media without additional compensation or restriction as to the frequency, territory or duration of such use.
For the names of the winners, please check the Wild Blueberry Association of North America website on March 24, 2017. Names and recipes will appear on the Wild Blueberry Association of North America website for an indefinite amount of time.
Consumers will have the opportunity to help select the 2017 Wild Your Smoothie Recipe Contest - one (1) grand prize winner and two (2) runner-ups. The Wild Blueberry Association of North America will select the Top 10 Finalists to the recipe contest and invite everyday consumers to vote and help select the winners. Consumers will be able to vote on their favorite 2017 Wild Your Smoothie Recipe Contest submissions from 10 a.m. EST on February 28, 2017 through 3 p.m. EST on March 6, 2017. Consumers may vote up to once per day.
Voting results will be announced during a LIVE Twitter chat on March 14, 2017. Time TBD. All results are pending per the Wild Blueberry Association’s approval. Should the winner(s) decline or forfeit their prize, another winner will be selected at the discretion of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America.