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Best Tasting Lemonade Contest

About the Contest 

The Best Tasting Contest allows participants to show off their best lemonade recipe! The community will get the chance to vote for their favorite recipes, and then a panel of expert judges will take these votes into account when making the final decision on the award winners.  

Please note: You are not automatically entered into the Best Tasting Contest by registering for Lemonade Day. For more information regarding the sign-up process, please carefully review the Contest Guidelines below.   

 

Contest Guidelines 

To enter the Best Tasting Contest, you must provide the following: 

  1. A recipe card, listing the complete list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to create your lemonade. This may be done by hand or by computer.  We have included a "My Recipe" page in the registration packet for this purpose.

  1. A picture of your lemonade (you can be in the picture, too!)

 

Your entry may be submitted by ONE of the following methods: 

  1. Online Submission: Lemonade Day Marketplace link coming soon!

  1. Email: oanhn@travelmedford.org  

  1. Mail:  

Lemonade Day My Way

          The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County 

101 East 8th Street 

Medford, OR 97501 

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020.  

 

Choosing the Winners 

All entries will be scored based on the following: 

  1. Creativity  

  1. Originality  

  1. Detail 

  1. Recipe - Ingredients & Instructions

 

Before you get busy in the kitchen, take a few minutes to check out the Recipe Development Tips & Tricks below. Go on and create your magical lemonade!  

 

Prizes 

By entering the Best Tasting Contest, you have a chance to win one of the following titles with prizes: 

1. Most Original Lemonade Award 

  • Gift certificate to local grocery store (to be used for purchasing lemonade ingredients for next year's Lemonade Day ONLY) 

  • Commemorative plaque to be displayed at your lemonade stand for the year to come 

2. Most Creative Lemonade Award 

  • Gift certificate to local grocery store (to be used for purchasing lemonade ingredients for next year's Lemonade Day ONLY) 

  • Commemorative plaque to be displayed at your lemonade stand for the year to come 

3. Fan Favorite Lemonade Award 

  • Gift certificate to local grocery store (to be used for purchasing lemonade ingredients for next year's Lemonade Day ONLY) 

  • Commemorative plaque to be displayed at your lemonade stand for the year to come 

 

Recipe Development Tips & Tricks 

While concocting your perfect lemonade, do not be afraid to… 

  • Think outside the box 

  • Add a secret ingredient  

  • Experiment with different techniques 

  • Take notes during every step of the process  

 

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 

 

Best Stand Contest

About the Contest  

The Best Stand Contest allows participants to show off their creativity and advertising by showing off their lemonade stand! The community will get the chance to vote for their favorite stands, and then a panel of expert judges will take these votes into account when making the final decision on the award winners.  

Please note: You are not automatically entered into the Best Stand Contest by registering for Lemonade Day. For more information regarding the sign-up process, please carefully review the Contest Guidelines below. 

 

Contest Guidelines 

To enter the Best Stand Contest, please provide the following:

  1. A drawing or photo of your lemonade stand. This may be done by hand or computer. We have included a "My Stand" page in the registration packet fo this purpose. If you build a stand in real life, submit a photo of it!
  2. A short description of your lemonade stand (less than 200 words). Answer the following questions in your description:
    • What is the inspiration behind your lemonade stand design? (Is it your favorite movie? Or a special place you've visited?)
    • What material is your lemonade stand made of? Wood, cardboard, metal - So many options!
    • What is one unique feature that your lemonade stand has that others do not!

 

Your entry may be submitted by ONE of the following methods: 

  1. Online Submission: Lemonade Day Marketplace link coming soon!

  1. Email: oanhn@travelmedford.org  

  1. Mail:  

Lemonade Day My Way

The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County 

101 East 8th Street 

Medford, OR 97501 

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020.  

 

Choosing the Winners 

All entries will be scored based on the following: 

  1. Creativity  

  1. Originality  

  1. Detail 

  1. Stand Description 

Before you start crafting your perfect lemonade stand, check out the Design Tips & Tricks below. Work hard and have fun! 

  

Prizes 

By entering the Best Stand Contest, you have a chance to win one of the following prize packages, in varying amounts depending on level received:  

First, Second & Third Place

  • Gift certificate to Lowe’s Home Improvement (to be used for purchasing lemonade stand materials ONLY) 

  • Commemorative plaque to be displayed at your lemonade stand for the years to come 

 

Design Tips & Tricks 

While crafting your ideal lemonade stand, consider adding: 

  • A banner with your business name 

  • Someone selling the lemonade 

  • Supplies for drinking/pouring/mixing lemonade 

  • A background (real or imagined) 

  • Lots of color 

  • A logo 

  • A price sheet 

  • A money receptacle 

  • The special something that makes your product unique 

 

Let your imagination soar! 

Youth Entrepreneur of the Year

ONLINE CONTEST

Participate in the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Contest! After you have completed Lemonade Day, submit your business results and story to be entered into the contest. The winner in Medford will go on to compete for the National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award!