Cooking Contest Question
As you may or may not know, I'm the author of a cozy mystery series starring a delightfully sassy African American mother whose first love is cooking. As a marketing tool, I'd like to run a cooking contest with "LaTisha" (my heroine) as the "judge." Does any one have any experience with running a cooking contest and, if so, are there any things in particular I should be aware of or that would make this a not-so-great idea?
I'd probably structure it so that interested contestants leave a comment on LaTisha's blog that includes their recipe. I would then judge each entry over a period of a month, taking lots of photos and video to put on the blog, and announce the winnner, the prize being a guest appearance in the third book in the series and some other goodies.