About Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The celebrations traditionally run from the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar to the 15th day of the first calendar month. As the festival is also celebrated in Korea and other South-East Asian countries, we are calling it the Lunar New Year festival.
In 2021, the Lunar New Year will be celebrated on the 1st February, which is the first day of the Lunar calendar. According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign from a 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle. The year 2021 will be represented by the Ox, which occupies the second position in the 12-year cycle. It is believed that babies born in this period will be hardworking, intelligent, and reliable.
Entering the contest
Yes, you have to be an Australian resident and aged 18 years or over with a registered email address to enter the contest.
Any authentic Asian dish (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian). Visit asianinspirations.com.au/recipes for recipe inspirations.
There are three (3) cooking themes running concurrently during the whole duration of COOK SNAP WIN 2021. Cook up an Asian inspired dish and select a cooking theme that best matches your dish when submitting your recipe on cooksnapwin.com.au. Here are the details of each cooking theme:
Fast & Fab
Asian is the way to go for a speedy midweek meal. Show us a ready-in-no-time recipe you can whip up in under 20 minutes.
This one's for all our plant-based buddies. Cook up your best vegetarian or vegan dish that'll win over even the strictest of meat-eaters.
One Bowl Wonder
We want to see a dish worthy of being named as the 8th Wonder of the World. Dish up a meal served in just one bowl.
This year, the competition period runs for 6 weeks (1 Feb – 14 Mar 2021). All three (3) cooking themes - Fast & Fab, Meat-free Marvels and One Bowl Wonder will run concurrently throughout the contest period. Participants are required to select a cooking theme that best represents the submitted recipe. All winners and prizes will be determined by judges. Remember to feature a product tag in your dish shot!
Yes, you must purchase at least one (1) product from any participating brands in a single transaction from any leading supermarkets and Asian grocery stores with the COOK SNAP WIN 2021 product tags or, during the promotional period (1 Feb – 14 Mar 2021).
To enter the contest, buy at least one (1) of any products from the following participating brands: Lee Kum Kee, ABC, TCC, Valcom, Squid Brand Fish Sauce, Yeo's, Yoosh, Kewpie, Obento, S&B and Hakubaku in a single purchase/receipt. The purchased product must be used in cooking up the dish for submission to the COOK SNAP WIN 2021 contest.
You can find these participating products in any leading supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.
You can enter the contest as many times as you like. Multiple entries are allowed however, they are subject to the following conditions:
- Only one (1) entry is permitted per qualifying purchase/receipt
- Each dish submitted must be different from the other
- Each dish must not be submitted to multiple cooking themes (Fast & Fab, Meat-free Marvels or One Bowl Wonder)
- Each entry must be submitted separately; each in compliance to the entry requirements
Including a Cook Snap Win 2021 product neck tag or sticker into your dish shot will help the judges determine that your entry is current and you have used a participating product in the cook-up. Failure to do so will result in your entry being disqualified. For full details, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
There will be two (2) Grand Prize winners, nine (9) cooking theme winners (3 for each theme), 3 (three) Asian Inspirations' Choice winners, and 5 (five) Wok of Fame winners. Each winner will be notified by email and their names will be published on the Cook Snap Win website and Facebook page. All winners will be announced after the contest ends. For full details, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
All winners will be determined by a panel of judges. All judges' decision is final. For full details on judging, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
No, the Promoter reserves the right to select the restaurant based on the winner's town/city of residence.
No, you cannot edit your entry once you have submitted. In extreme cases if you think your entry really needs editing, you can first resubmit a new entry, then, email us at email@example.com to remove the earlier recipe submission which contains the errors.
The Grand Prize winners' entry will be judged on the appeal to senses - authenticity in taste and smell, creativity in presentation/plating, originality of the photograph/dish provided and the clarity of the written recipe. Please see the Terms and Conditions of the competition for a full outline of judging criteria.
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