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May 7, 2012
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Enter the Talin World Chef Cooking Challenge and Win!

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Update: Official Rules added to this post.

Think you’re a great cook? Prove it!

Are you a Talin World Chef? Take our cooking challenge!

Are you a Talin World Chef? Take our summer cooking challenge!

This summer, from May 20-Aug 27, we will have a series of bi-weekly cooking contests.  Produce the best dish for a challenge and you could win a $100 shopping spree at Talin Market!

Every two weeks, we’ll give you three mystery ingredients, and a type of dish: appetizer, main dish, or dessert.  Your goal is to create an original dish that best uses the mystery ingredients within a week’s time.  Upload a photo and the recipes on our Facebook Page.  Then, we’ll put all the entries up for vote for one week.  The entries will then be reviewed by our judges, who will judge them on originality, presentation, taste, and use of the mystery ingredients.  Based on a combined score from the voting and our judging, for each challenge, we’ll pick a winner who will receive a $100 Talin Market Gift Card.

You can submit as many entries as you like, but this is not a sweepstakes!  You must actually make a dish using the ingredients and post a photo for everyone to see.

The first challenge starts May 20, so get ready!

Talin World Chef Cooking Challenge Official Rules



You may enter each Bi-weekly Contest between 10:00:00 am Mountain Time (“MT”) on the start date of that bi-weekly Contest and 11:59:59 pm MT on the  Saturday following the start date of the bi-weekly Contest (“Entry Period”). The following Sunday at 12:00:01 am MT until 11:59:59 pm MT on the following Saturday is the Voting Period, wherein Contest entries are not accepted. Refer to the following chart for each bi-weekly contest’s respective dates.

Bi-weekly Contest Name Start of bi-weekly contest 10:00 am MT on this date (Beginning of Entry Period) End of entry period at 11:59:59 pm MT on this date (End of Entry Period) Start of Voting Period 12:00:01 am MT on this date (Beginning of Voting Period) End of Voting Period 11:59:59 pm MT on this date (End of Voting Period) Judging occurs on this date Winner is announced on this date
Contest #1 May 20, 2012 May 26, 2012 May 27, 2012 Jun 2, 2012 Jun 3, 2012 Jun 4, 2012
Contest #2 Jun 3, 2012 Jun 9, 2012 Jun 10, 2012 Jun 16, 2012 Jun 17, 2012 Jun 18, 2012
Contest #3 Jun 17, 2012 Jun 23, 2012 Jun 24, 2012 Jun 30, 2012 Jul 1, 2012 Jul 2, 2012
Contest #4 Jul 1, 2012 Jul 7, 2012 Jul 8, 2012 Jul 14, 2012 Jul 15, 2012 Jul 16, 2012
Contest #5 Jul 15, 2012 Jul 21, 2012 Jul 22, 2012 Jul 28, 2012 Jul 29, 2012 Jul 30, 2012
Contest #6 Jul 29, 2012 Aug 4, 2012 Aug 5, 2012 Aug 11, 2012 Aug 12, 2012 Aug 13, 2012
Contest #7 Aug 12, 2012 Aug 18, 2012 Aug 19, 2012 Aug 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012 Aug 27, 2012


1) Online at Talin Market website: Submit the entry information required at  2) Online at Facebook: Submit the entry information required at our Facebook Page:


Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older at time of entry are eligible to enter, except employees of Talin Market, 88 Louisiana Blvd SE, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Contest and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.


For each Bi-weekly entry entered, create your original recipe. Multiple entries are allowed, but each recipe must be submitted as a separate entry and each entry ;must meet the following requirements:

  • Every Bi-week: The mystery ingredients will be revealed on the first Sunday of every two weeks, at the Contest start date and time.  The reveal dates are May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, and August 12, 2012. You must submit your entries prior to 11:59:59 pm MT the first Saturday following the mystery ingredients reveal.
  • You must use all the mystery ingredients in some way to make either an appetizer, entrée, or desert which will be announced at the time of the mystery ingredients reveal.   (For example, if the mystery ingredients are rice, black beans, and chicken broth, and the dish type is appetizer, you must use all 3 ingredients to make an appetizer) Every two weeks, at the start of each Contest period, the mystery ingredients along with the type of dish you will be making, will be announced.
  • You must take a picture of the dish and submit it along with your recipe.
  • Recipe entries must be original, and cannot have been previously published in any medium, won another competition or contest, have been used for advertising or promotional purposes, must not infringe any party’s intellectual property or other rights, must be suitable for display and publication on (e.g. may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity or profanity); must not contain obscene or pornographic material, must not contain defamatory statements (including but not limited to words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group), it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations or network standards.
  • Entry must: (1) include recipe name and the number of approximate servings that the recipe yields, (2) all mystery ingredients must be included in the recipe (3) list ingredients with measurements in order of use; (4) include step-by-step preparation and cooking directions;(5) include photo of the dish; (6) include your name, age, and e-mail.
  • Submission must be primarily in English.
  • The person registering and uploading the Submission will be deemed the entrant (“Entrant”). The Entrant is the one (1) person who owns the email address associated with the entry. If any group elects to collaborate on a Submission, they are required to designate one (1) person as the agent of the group to enter the Contest, agree to these rules and accept the prize on behalf of the group. Neither Sponsor nor any of the Contest Parties are liable for any disputes between collaborators arising under or related to the Contest.
  • Limit one (1) Prize per household and/or email address, per Bi-weekly Contest Period.
  • Each Submission must comply with the Web Site and Talin Market Terms of Service, as well as these Official Rules. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Terms of Service of Talin Market , the terms in these Official Rules shall prevail.
  • Each Submission must not feature or refer to any food product brands that are not available at Talin Market; it must not feature or reference any Competitor’s private-label brand or any other third party trademarks (excluding Sponsored brands);  and it must not feature or reference any names or third party logos (other than the Talin Market® brand logo and other Sponsor brand logos), including but not limited to third party names, logos or trademarks on product packaging, etc.
  • If in Sponsor’s determination it is necessary or advisable to make minor, non-material adjustments to an otherwise compliant Submission to comply with these rules, Sponsor may, in their sole discretion, elect to do so, or may ask the applicable Entrant to do so. If Sponsor requests Entrant to make these adjustments and Entrant chooses not to make these adjustments, Submission is subject to disqualification.


In addition to the requirements in the Entries Terms, each submitted photo:

  • must be submitted in JPG, GIF or PNG format;
  • must only be a photo of your mystery ingredients creation recipe submitted into the Contest;
  • must be at least 455 wide by 300 pixels tall and no more than 5mb in file size. Photos cannot exceed 4000 pixels in width and 3000 pixels in height;
  • must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor is suitable for persons of all ages

Entrants also agree:

  • to unconditionally and irrevocably assign and transfer to Talin Enterprises, Inc. any and all rights which you now or may in the future have to the recipe and photo, including, but not limited to, copyright and moral rights, in any medium whatsoever;
  • that all photos become the exclusive property of Talin Enterprises, Inc. and will not be returned;
  • that Talin Enterprises, Inc. has the unrestricted right to use, not use, transfer, alter, publish, post or display the recipe and photo in any form, manner, and media (including, without limitation, company websites and social media pages), now known or later invented, for any commercial or non-commercial purposes without further notice to, approval by, or payment to you, and may grant any or all such rights to its agents, affiliates or designated third parties, without your further approval or any compensation to you;
  • that Talin Enterprises, Inc. reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject recipes and photos that it deems objectionable or offensive.


Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to sign prize release forms, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding an online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of the established e-mail account associated with the entry.
By participating in the Contest, you agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Sponsor’s parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, law firms, service providers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees, members, shareholders, representatives, and agents of any of the foregoing (collectively “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the Contest, entrant’s participation in the Contest, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. The Contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook. When you provide information in connection with this Contest, it is provided to Sponsor, and not to Facebook.


By participating in this contest or accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.
Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright in the materials.
By submitting entry materials, entrants acknowledge that they understand and agree that the Released Parties’ use of material containing features and elements similar to or identical with those contained in entrants’ entry materials does not entitle entrants to any compensation. By entering, entrants waive any right of action against the Released Parties in connection with the Released Parties’ use of any material (or any part thereof), whether or not the material contains features or elements similar or identical to those contained in entrants’ entry materials.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, if Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of entries, or if Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for a particular category as of the termination date using the judging procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. ALL PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).


Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New Mexico without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New Mexico and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.


Except where prohibited by law, potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release and Assignment of All Rights in Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners.


Every two weeks the competition Entry Period will be closed at 11:59:59 pm MT on the first Saturday following the mystery ingredients reveal.  Voting will begin at 12:00:01 am MT on the ensuing Sunday via Facebook voting.  Facebook voting accounts for 25% of the score.  Sponsor’s panel of judges will account for the remaining 75% of the score.  The contestant with the highest overall score shall be declared the winner of that contest.  The winner of each Bi-weekly competition will be announced on the previously stated dates.

All entries will be reviewed for eligibility. Ineligible entries shall be prohibited from participation in the Voting process.

Voting will consist of clicking a “Vote” button for each entry that a person voting likes via Facebook or Talin Market web site.  At the end of the voting period, votes will be normalized to a scale of 1-25 points, rounded to the nearest whole number.

All eligible entries will be judged by a qualified panel of judges appointed by Sponsor to select one (1) Winner based on a) likely flavor (1-20 points), b) use of mystery ingredients and conformation to dish type (1-20 points), c) creativity (1-25 points), d) fan votes (1-25 points) and e) anticipated ease of preparation (1-10 points). In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in Voting will be the winner.  The Winner of each contest will receive $100 in Talin Gift Card. One prize per household per bi-weekly contest.
Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry with the next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.


For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after August 31, 2012 to: Talin Market World Chef Challenge, 88 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Neither the Sponsor nor the Contest Parties are responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


Talin Enterprises, Inc., 88 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
© 2012 Talin Enterprises, Inc.. Talin Market® is a registered trademark of Talin Enterprises, Inc.

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