Monthly Cooking Challenge Guidelines


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Joined Jun 11, 2001
Welcome to Cheftalk’s Monthly Challenge.  Any and all are welcome to participate.



-    The challenge begins on the 1[sup]st[/sup]  of every month and the last entry must be made by the last day of the month.

-    You may post multiple entries.

-    All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge.

-    If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source.

-    Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product.  Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful.

-    The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions.  The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger.

-    Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger.



The winner’s bounty includes praise, virtual high-fives, and the responsibility of posting the next month’s challenge.  That entails choosing a theme, posting a Challenge thread that includes the guidelines, checking in on the submissions regularly during the month, and promptly choosing a winner at the end of the challenge.

Note:  Thanks to @Koukouvagia  for providing most of the text.
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Joined Oct 7, 2001
Not that we can't repeat challenges, but here is a list of past monthly challenges that you can  use to inspire you when it's your turn to pick a challenge.
[article="28043"]Cheftalk Monthly Cooking Challenges  [/article]
Joined Apr 3, 2008
And it's good to have this thread for reference but I think it's also a good idea if the guidelines make it into the OP of each challenge.
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