Life is too short to eat bad food. In the Slow Food Contest, we're honoring chefs who skip the shortcuts and lovingly spend time preparing what they eat. Prizes are provided by Zojirushi and our top chefs will take home rice cooker, electric skillet, bread maker, and more!

Now's the time to make fermented foods, slow cooked meats, sour dough starters, and any other dish that requires patience and attention to detail. Good things come to those who wait!

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The Slow Food Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Apr 25, 2016 and Jun 6, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Slow Food Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.