Rules for “Beat the winter” contest

Please read the contest rules carefully before submitting your participation


You are eligible to enter BEAT THE WINTER (the “Contest”) if you are 18 years of age or older as of December 1, 2017, and are a legal Indian Resident at the time of entry.

You are Not Eligible to enter and will be disqualified if:

  1. You or a member of your immediate family (parent, children, siblings, spouse, regardless of where they live) are an employee or consultant of Mahesh edible oil industries limited, Mahesh edible agro oil industries private limited, Mahesh edible oil marketing limited or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, or any promotion, advertising, judging, or public relations company doing business with any of the above, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or you live in the same household of such employees (whether related or not).

To enter, go to between 01/01/2018 at 10:00 A.M. and 28/02/2018 at 11:59 P.M.  (“Promotion Period”) and fill out completely the information requested in the online entry form in the English language, including your personal information, your original recipe, and your original story (“Entry”). Entries that do not meet the criteria for both the recipe and story, as described in Section III, will be disqualified. Entries must be the original content of the entrant. You cannot submit an Entry on someone’s behalf. Acceptance of Entry is not proof that Entry meets the Entry requirements set forth in Section III. Use of automated processes and devices to submit electronic Entries is not permitted.

If entries do not contain all necessary information, the entrant will be disqualified. Please be certain to follow all directions. Eligible persons can enter as many original recipes in this Contest as they wish. Sponsor is the official timekeeper for this Contest. In the event the Contest is entered via a mobile device, Message and Data charges may apply.

All recipes must be the original work of the entrant and not previously published. You may use other recipes for inspiration, but you must make your own unique ingredient and cooking instruction changes in order for the recipe to be considered.

Each submitted recipe must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All entries become the physical property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting a recipe for this Contest, you grant Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and licensees unrestricted use of the submitted entry which includes the right to publish your recipe and any other information provided worldwide in all print and electronic media (now or hereafter existing) without time limitation, and the right to include your name and hometown (e.g., city and state) in connection therewith. Sponsor reserves the right to edit, modify, translate, reproduce and distribute the submitted material in any medium and in any manner as it deems appropriate. Sponsor tests selected recipes and reserve the right to alter them as it deems appropriate. Sponsor may contact you via phone or email regarding your submission.



I. In your Entry, you must include each recipe ingredient with the specific flavor, exact measurements or weights, equipment with exact dimensions or sizes, and complete step-by-step preparation instructions.
II. Your original recipe cannot have been published in any form, including but not limited to publication in cookbooks, in magazines, on food blogs or on recipe websites
III. You must submit photo(s) of the recipe. Max no of photo can be submitted 5.
IV. Each original recipe can compete in one of the following categories (“Categories”). At the time of submission, you must choose in which Category your Entry will compete.

Category 1. Breakfast
Category 2. Appetizer
Category 3. Dinner
Category 4. Dessert


Total 13 winners will be selected
1st, 2nd and 3rd Winners are chosen from every category; Total number of winner 12; 
Grand prize winner will get a 2 days trip to “The city of love, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)”; Total Number 1

The winner of the Grand Prize in this Contest will be ineligible to win the Grand Prize in any other contest for one year following the close of this Contest, but they may enter such contests for which they are otherwise eligible and may win other prizes in such contests. Each winner agrees that the publishing rights granted above will be exclusive to Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and licensees for use in any magazine and/or cookbook in any media (now or hereafter existing) for a period of one year after the date a prize is awarded; following such period, such publishing rights shall continue on a non-exclusive basis.

Each prize is not transferable and cannot be assigned or substituted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in the event that the stated prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor. All taxes, if any, are the winners’ responsibility. Sponsor will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of the winners’ acceptance or use of the prize(s). All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded, assuming a sufficient number of qualifying entries is received and meet the minimum judging criteria.


Judges will review all Entries and select a limited number of eligible Entries to become potential finalists (each, a “Potential Finalist”). The submitted entities will be judged on the follow criteria

  1. Taste (25%)
  2. Visual Appeal (25%)
  3. Creativity (25%)
  4. Crowd Appeal (25%)

From 10 shortlisted finalists from each category (Breakfast, Appetizer, Dinner, and Dessert) we will declare the potential winners of each category and will award 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize.

For the Grand prize, the 1st prize winners of each category will have to give live taste of their original recipe in front of our team of judges. This recipe should be different from the recipe that was submitted during our selection round. The key ingredient of this recipe must include mustard oil. 

All entries will be judged using the criteria stated above. In the event of a tie, the highest scoring entry in the crowd appeal criteria will be the winner. All judging will be accomplished by a panel of Judges by Mahesh edible oil industries limited. The decision of the judges is final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.


By submitting your Entry, you accept all Contest rules and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your Entry or Entries become the sole property of Mahesh edible oil industries limited, and Mahesh edible oil industries limited reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them, and allow others to do so, without compensation. Except where prohibited, accepting a prize in the Contest constitutes your consent for Sponsors and their nominees to use your Entry, name, likeness, hometown, and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. This consent includes, but is not limited to, the Entry and any content gathered by Sponsors.

Sponsors are not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the entrant’s computer system as a result of submitting electronic entries. Only entries submitted via the electronic Entry form provided on the website above will be accepted. If the Contest site fails for any reason any Entry received during that time will be deemed a defective Entry. Entries submitted via any other method, including but not limited to Postal Service, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Sponsors and their promotion agencies are not responsible for phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Sponsors, entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the promotion.

The grand prize includes lodging, fooding, and sightseeing of Agra (for 2 adults). During your visit, you will get a privilege to visit our manufacturing facility of Agra. The winner has to bear their own travel fair from their residence city to Agra both side. We will provide 2 days lodging, fooding, and sightseeing facility.

Mahesh edible oil industries limited may prohibit any individual from participating in the contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said individual is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

All issues and disputes regarding any aspect of the Contest, including, but not limited to the construction, interpretation, and enforceability of these official rules, shall be governed by the laws of India, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. All suits and claims shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction situated in AGRA District. Mahesh edible oil industries limited reserves the right to cancel this promotion at its sole discretion. Winners will be posted on the Internet at

WARNING: Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Mahesh edible oil industries limited reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Mahesh edible oil industries limited failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Entrant’s Personally Identifiable Information. Information collected from entrant is subject to the Mahesh edible oil industries limited Privacy Policy at

For Rules or a Winner’s list, visit The Winner list will be posted after Winner announcement has been made in February 2018.

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