was my contest entry not rcvd?

last night at 11:45pm EST I entered my first food52 contest. I rcvd the page that said my recipe had been rcvd or posted or whatever the terminology used. then a screen came up asking me for a photo. I did not respond to the screen because I had no photo.
Recipe name: Buttercup Squash filled with Farro Risotto with Chanterelles, Sage and Walnuts.

My recipe did not show up on the contest recipes page. was it rcvd?

--Also, I have looked through the contest rules but find nothing that answers the question- can one submit more than one recipe for any given contest?

--Last question, when a "contest is closed" message appears next to a contest heading- does that also mean the voting is closed? I note that another poster and myself- wrote the other night- asking about why it seemed that we could not register votes for the recent contest for charcutterie. Perhaps you might have a message that 'voting is closed for this contest' when appropriate ?

I am so psyched about this site, where the level of chefs and recipes- is so sophisticated. thanks for all your hard work.

le bec fin

LeBec Fin


mrslarkin January 6, 2012
Hi Mindy, the same thing happened to me once before. It can be very upsetting.

Some tips: When you are editing your recipe, make sure, at the way bottom of the page, you select the appropriate contest before hitting the "publish" button, and then go to the contest page to make sure your recipe has made it into the contest. I know it's hard to remember to do when you are entering recipes, especially very close to the contest close time. But it definitely is an extra step worth taking.

I hope it doesn't discourage you to submit more of your recipes. And fyi, you can submit more than one recipe to a contest! It's really fun here -- hope you stick around!
Merrill S. January 6, 2012
It looks like your recipe was saved, but it was not actually entered in the contest (http://www.food52.com/recipes/15581_butternut_squash_filled_with_farro_risotto_with_chanterelles_sage_and_walnuts). Did you select the contest from the dropdown on the recipe entry page? We'll consider your recipe as we're choosing finalists, but it would be good to know if you did in fact enter the recipe into the contest using the dropdown and this just didn't work, or if you may have missed that step. And thank you for your kind words, by the way -- we're so glad to have you on the site!
sdebrango January 6, 2012
It sounds like you didn't finalize the entry, when the screen asks about the photo did you save it? I forget what it say's continue or save but you have to do that even without a picture in order to submit the recipe. Email the editors at [email protected] and they can help you.
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