Holidaze Charcuterie Competition Official Rules



The Holidaze Charcuterie Competition 2020 (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of EurekaCharcuterie.com and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


The Contest is sponsored by EurekaCharcuterie.com, located at 77 Spring St., Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook nor Instagram.

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Contest Period

The Contest entry period begins on November 26, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. CST and ends on December 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm. CST (the “Contest Entry Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Entry Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest online at https://eurekacharcuterie.com/holidaze-charcuterie-competition-2020.

How to Enter

Online: Visit our website (https://eurekacharcuterie.com/holidaze-charcuterie-competition-2020) and follow the directions to complete the entry information, and then click submit. 

Entry Requirements

Submissions require three things for the entry to be valid: 

  1. The entry must be a Charcuterie board, tray, or cone with a Christmas, Advent, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Winter Solstice theme, and must have been created by the person entering the contest.
  2. Entry must include two different types of specialty cheese and two different types of Charcuterie aka cured meat.
  3. Entry submission requires a photo of the Charcuterie creation and a list of the items included in the Charcuterie.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void, and only the first entry from each person/e-mail/household will be considered valid. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Selection of Finalists

Between December 21-22, 2020, judges each will select their Top 3 entries based on the three criteria listed below. Judges will include Eureka Charcuterie staff and a “guest celebrity judge” from the gourmet foods industry (details coming soon!).
– Originality & Creativity
– Balance of Tastes (salty, sweet, savory, spicy, etc.)
– Balance of Textures (crunchy, soft, creamy, firm, etc.)

Selection of Winners

The ten (10) Finalists will be named by midnight on December 22 at EurekaCharcuterie.com and on @eurekacharcuterie’s Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages, and then the general public will be invited to vote on the best entries to select the winners. Voting by the general public will begin on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12 noon and continue for seven days, concluding at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. 

The entry receiving the highest number of votes will win the Grand Prize (see details below); the second-highest number of votes will win the Second Place prize package; and the third-highest number of votes will win Third Place prize package. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, up to three Honorable Mention prizes may be awarded as well to entries not placing in the top three of the vote results.
The odds of winning depend on the skill level displayed by entrants according to the criteria listed here. 

Winner Notification

The Sponsor will attempt to notify the top three vote recipients via email on or about January 1, 2021. If any entrant ranking in the top three of voting results does not reply via email within five (5) calendar days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in his/her place by selecting the entrant receiving the next-highest number of votes. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner with the next-highest number of votes. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be delivered to the final winners within approximately 4 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.


– Grand Prize (1 will be awarded): The Grand Prize winner will receive a complimentary stay at the New Orleans Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs (a jacuzzi suite for two adults, for two weekday nights or one weekend night, pursuant to room availability); a $100 gift card redeemable at EurekaCharcuterie.com or at Eureka Charcuterie’s physical store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas; and a Eureka Charcuterie Grand Prize Pack (retail value $150) including an 8-by-10-inch handmade art-glass charcuterie board, a handmade art-glass charcuterie condiment bowl, a handmade art-glass cheese spreader, and a Eureka Charcuterie mug.
– Second Place Prize (1 will be awarded): The Second Place winner will receive a $50 gift card redeemable at Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave in Eureka Springs; a $50 gift card redeemable at EurekaCharcuterie.com or at Eureka Charcuterie’s physical store in Eureka Springs; and a Eureka Charcuterie prize pack (retail value $50) including a handmade art-glass charcuterie condiment bowl, a handmade art-glass cheese spreader, and a Eureka Charcuterie mug.
– Third Place Prize (1 will be awarded): Each Third Place winner will receive a $25 gift card redeemable at EurekaCharcuterie.com or at Eureka Charcuterie’s physical store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas; and a Eureka Charcuterie mug.
– Honorable Mention Prizes (up to 3 may be awarded at Sponsor’s discretion): Each Honorable Mention winner will receive a Eureka Charcuterie mug.

Rights Granted By You

By entering this content (e.g., photo, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Eureka Charcuterie, anyone acting on behalf of Eureka Charcuterie, and Eureka Charcuterie’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry photo, name, picture, state of residence, and/or statements about the Contest, for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Eureka Charcuterie. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Eureka Charcuterie from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Eureka Charcuterie may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize to the highest-scoring entries from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Arkansas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Arkansas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Arkansas.


Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy. In sum: Upon submitting your entry, your email will be added to Eureka Charcuterie’s email list, whose members will never be contacted by Eureka Charcuterie other than – at most – one marketing email per week. Your information will never be sold or shared with any other company or marketer.