Maple Leaf Farms Launches Its 2012 Video Recipe Contest

“Strut Your Duck” Video Recipe Contest calls for creative recipes using Maple Leaf Farms duck products.

Leesburg, IN, September 07, 2012 --( Get out your video camera. Maple Leaf Farms is calling for entries for the “Strut Your Duck” Video Recipe Contest through November 1, 2012. The contest challenges entrants to create an original recipe that features duck, plus videotape the recipe preparation as part of the entry.

Recipe entries may be submitted for any menu part -- appetizer, soup, salad or entrée -- and must include a Maple Leaf Farms duck product. Entrants may submit as many video recipes as they like up to 5 minutes in length each. The written recipe must also accompany the video submission. Contest submissions will be judged according to simplicity (easily sourced ingredients and preparation), originality and creativity of the recipe, appeal of the recipe demonstration and the prepared dish, and overall taste (Round II judging).

Entrants have a chance to win one of three top prizes. The grand prize winning video recipe will be awarded $4,000 and free Maple Leaf Farms duck products for a year; first runner-up $2,500; and second runner-up $1,000. New this year is the People’s Choice Award. This $250 award is decided by public votes for favorite video. (Voting will take place Nov. 5-10.)

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or Washington, D.C. that are 18 years old or older.

Complete contest rules and entry details are available online at Entries will be accepted September 1 – November 1, 2012, on the contest website.

About Maple Leaf Farms:
Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. is America's leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail and foodservice markets throughout the world with innovative, value-added foods. Founded in 1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a third generation family-owned company. For more information, contact Maple Leaf Farms at 1-800-348-2812 or visit
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