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 Southeast Asian countries, we are calling it the Lunar New Year festival.
In 2024, the Lunar New Year will be celebrated on 10 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 2024 will be represented by the Dragon, which occupies the fifth position in the 12-year cycle. Babies born in the year of Dragon are believed to be more imaginative, creative, persistent, confident and ambitious.
Cook Snap Win is Asian Inspirations' annual cooking contest where participants cook up delicious Asian dishes under one of the 4 themes: Fast & Fab, Meat-Free Marvels, One Bowl Wonder, or Soul Spicy, using participating brand’s products. The two Grand Prize winners jet off on an epic culinary adventure, and this year, it's South Korea's turn to be the delicious destination, following past visits to Shanghai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Osaka.
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 etc.). Visit our website for recipe inspiration.
There are four (4) cooking themes running concurrently during the whole duration of Cook Snap Win 2024. 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.
Can you spice up our souls and taste buds? Show us your most exciting piquant, zesty or fiery dish!
In this year's cooking themes, we have unveiled a fresh cooking theme called "Soul Spicy" for all the spice enthusiasts. If you're passionate about all things spicy, here's your opportunity to showcase your most exciting fiery dish!
We are also delighted to announce a modification in the destination for the Grand Prize culinary trips! Our judges will determine the two (2) best valid entries to win a 6-day, 5-night culinary trip to South Korea.
Yes, you must purchase at least one (1) product from any participating brand in a single transaction from any leading supermarkets and Asian grocery stores during the promotional period.
To enter the contest, you will have to buy at least one (1) of any products from the following participating brands: Lee Kum Kee, ABC, Squid Brand Fish Sauce, Valcom, Kewpie, Obento, Obap, S&B and Hakubaku in a single purchase/receipt. It is essential to retain your original purchase receipt(s) as evidence of your purchase, and the purchased product must be used in cooking up the dish for submission to the Cook Snap Win 2024 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, One Bowl Wonder or Soul Spicy)
- Each entry must be submitted separately; each in compliance with the entry requirements
Including a Cook Snap Win 2024 participating product in your dish shot will help the judges determine that your entry 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, twelve (12) cooking theme winners (three (3) for each cooking theme), four (4) Asian Inspirations' Choice winners (one (1) for each cooking theme), and five (5) Wok of Fame winners. Each winner will be notified by email and their names will be published on the Cook Snap Win website and Asian Inspirations 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, you cannot edit your entry once you have submitted it. In extreme cases, if you think your entry really needs editing, you can first resubmit a new entry, then, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.