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INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL - rice & creole cookery contest


NEW LOCATION -  2122 N PARKERSON AVE, CROWLEY, LA. 70526

Friday October 20th, 2017

Categories In Each Division Will Be:
     
  1. Rice and Meat 3. Rice Salad or Vegetable
  2. Rice and Seafood 4. Rice Dessert
     
  I. CHILDREN'S DIVISION II. INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
     
  Boys and Girls 8 to 10 years of age Boys and Girls 11 to 12 years of age
 
  Premiums in each category are: Premiums in each category are:
  1st   -   $15.00          6th   -   $5.00 1st   -   $15.00          6TH   -   $5.00
  2ND -   $10.00         7TH   -  $5.00 2ND -   $10.00          7TH  -   $5.00
3RD -   $ 7.50          8TH  -   $5.00 3RD  -   $7.50           8TH  -    $5.00
4TH  -  $7.50           9TH  -   $5.00 4TH  -   $7.50           9TH  -    $5.00
  5TH  -  $7.50           10TH -  $5.00 5TH  -   $7.50          10TH  -   $5.00
     
  IIITEEN DIVISION IV. ADULT DIVISION (LADIES AND MEN)
     
  Boys and Girls 13 to 18 years of age who have not yet graduated from high school. Must be 18 years and over.
     
  Premiums in each category are: Premiums in each category are:
1st   -   $20.00          6th   -   $5.00 1st   -   $40.00          6th   -   $5.00
  2nd  -   $15.00          7th   -   $5.00 2nd  -   $25.00          7th   -   $5.00
  3rd  -   $10.00          8th   -    $5.00 3rd   -   $20.00          8th   -   $5.00
  4th  -    $7.50            9th   -   $5.00 4th    -   $15.00          9th   -   $5.00
  5th   -   $7.50           10th  -   $5.00 5th   -    $12.00         10th  -   $5.00
     
  V. CHEF DE RIZ    
       
1.   Chef de Riz will be selected from the first place winners in the eight categories in Adult and Teen Divisions  in the Rice and Creole Cookery Contest. Winner will be named the International Rice Festival Chef de Riz for the year. Chef de Riz may be called on to represent the Rice Festival during the year. Winner will be awarded $50.00 cash and an engraved plaque.
       
  2.   Chef de Riz will be selected based on rice dish score and an interview with judges on his or her knowledge of the nutritional value of rice, cooking qualities of rice and types and varieties of rice.  
       
  3.   To be considered for the title of Chef de Riz, the contestant must be present at the RICE FESTIVAL BUILDING at 10:45 a.m. to be interviewed.  
       
       
  GENERAL RULES    
       
  Contest will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2122 N. PARKERSON AVE, Crowley, Louisiana.  
       
  Dishes must be entered from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Only chilled entries will be accepted for judging. Judging will be held from 9:30a.m. until 12:00 noon. If needed, samples of each dish will be heated prior to judging.  
       
  At least one (1) cup of cooked rice must be included in dish and listed in recipe. Wild rice is not a cultivated rice in Louisiana and does not meet the recipe requirement of 1 cup of rice. Dishes containing rice products such as rice cereals, rice flour, etc. must also contain cooked rice. The exhibit must include the number of servings indicated on the recipe. For example, if the recipe states that it serves six, then the entire six servings must be displayed.  
       
  Contestants are limited to one entry in each category in their division. Recipes become sole property of the International Rice Festival, to be published at the discretion of the International Rice Festival.  
       
  Ribbons will be given for the top ten places in each category. Tri-Color ribbons and a $20 cash award will be awarded the Best Overall dishes in the Adult, Teen, Intermediate and Children's Divisions.  
       
  Division winners (First Place and Tri-Color) will be announced at 11:30 a.m.  
       
  Judging for Chef de Riz will begin at 10:45 a.m. This will include interview and dish score. Chef de Riz winner will be announced as close to 12:00 noon as possible.  
       
  Chef de Riz and Tri-Color winners should be present to receive awards on the Main Platform in front of the Acadia Parish Court House at 1:15 p.m. on the day of the contest.  
       
  Covers and dishes must be labeled with exhibitor number to be obtained at registration. The International Rice Festival Association is not liable for dishes lost at the contest. Dishes - Pick up as soon as judging is complete and awards have been announced.  
       
    Click Here for Entry Form  
       
       
       
   

 

 

 

 

    ATTENTION: All dishes entered must be thoroughly cooked and chilled when brought to the Cooperative Extension Building for judging. Failure to meet this standard will result in the dish being disqualified. It would be a good idea to transport the dish on ice in an ice chest to the contest. Microwaves will be available for judges to heat samples before tasting dishes.