Welcome to Ferrous Chef: Instructables! Featured ingredient: Watermelon. Challenge ingredient: Chervil.
Share any recipe that makes use of watermelon to compete. Your dish may be a salad, main course, or dessert. Watermelon must be the star of the show, not a garnish or an afterthought. The grand prize is a Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500. The challenge ingredient is chervil. It’s a delicate flavor we won’t get to taste, so you’ll need to describe how it impacts the taste of your dish to get full credit for its incorporation.
We’ll be weighting presentation heavily, but the most important element is the featured ingredient and the challenge ingredient.
Let the battle begin!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), August 4, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, September 15, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Ferrous Chef: Watermelon is closed.

Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Use of Watermelon and Chervil (1)

One Judges' Prize Winner for best use of both watermelon and chervil will receive:

First Prize (6)

Six First Prize winners will receive: 

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive:
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 Aug 4, 2014 and Sep 15, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Ferrous Chef: Watermelon. 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.