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Lottery for Cook-off spots

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A lotto drawing will take place on Friday, June 29 to determine the 16 contestants who will participate in each on-site cook-off. Following that drawing, a list of 10 alternate contestants will be reserved in the order they are drawn.

Chosen contestants will be notified within one week of the drawing. Those contestants must send in all entry fees and categories (which may be changed at check-in) by Friday, July 13, 2018.

Contestants may cancel up to 24 hours prior to the contest with no penalty.

If a contestant does not cancel at least 24 hours prior and is absent on contest day, he or she will not be able to enter that particular contest the following year.

If a contestant does not appear by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the contest, one of the chosen pre-registered alternates will be allowed to participate.

To pre-register, fill out the cook-off lotto drawing entry form below, and mail completed form to the Creative Arts building no later than Monday, June 18. Do not include entry fees.

Creative Arts Handbook

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