It seems you want to make honest women out of Noelle and me. By popular demand here are the official rules:
Official Contest Rules for the Create & Decorate
2010 Cookies for Santa Cookie Contest
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on August 16, 2010. Entries become the property of All American Crafts (Sponsor), for this contest. Limit three entries per participant. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, recipe, recipe name, photograph, and any other information provided by participant for editorial and promotional purposes.
Eligibility: Contest is open to legal residents of United States and Canada who are at least 18 years old, except employees and/or relatives of Sponsor. Entries must be original recipes, and cannot have been published or won any prior contest or award. Entries must include all materials needed to recreate recipe, with a short paragraph (100 words or less) telling us why this cookie is a favorite. Photo of finished cookie must be included (.jpg or .gif, up to 4 mb, 400 – 4,000 pixels). Photos may not be retouched, altered, or enhanced in any way.
Winner Selection: Three (3) top placing winners will be selected. (And because we love cookies so much, two (2) honorable mentions!) Entries will be judged on presentation, taste, ease of preparation (based on expense and availability of ingredients and supplies), and successful results. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to request additional information from participants. Winners will be notified by telephone or e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it does not meet aforementioned criteria.
Prizes: If Sponsor cannot contact the Winner within 30 days of Winner selection, prize will be forfeited.
How to enter: Email recipe and photo (with your contact information) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember when you were little and would try to peek at your Christmas presents and your parents told you not to? Well, we live by our own set of rules: here’s a sneaky little peek at a portion of a corner of our continuously growing pile-o-prizes! (say THAT 10 times fast!)
Storey Publishing has graciously offered to sponsor our cookie contest with a very special Christmas cookie book. One book will be awarded to our Grand Prize (First), Second, Third Place Winners, and 2 Honorable Mention placements. Yay!