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Recipe Photo Contest: Cookie Close-Up

By Elizabeth Beal, October 19, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Beal
Update: Congratulations to our recipe photo contest winner, Janet Foster! This picture of our Pumpkin-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies looks good enough to eat. Many thanks to everyone who submitted pictures. We received so many wonderful entries that we'd like to share a few of our favorites. (Top row, left to right: kelsiwil, lschirmbeck, susan.m.rudolph. Bottom row, left to right: DoughingRogue, Lizz King.) Keep taking and sharing those pics with us! Remember, you can share pictures of any of our recipes right on the recipe page. Stay tuned for future photo contests, and happy cooking! Original post: If you’re like us and you love baking, cooler weather makes your heart sing. It’s the perfect excuse to turn on the oven and whip up warm batches of muffins, cookies and cakes with seasonal ingredients and spices like pumpkin, cinnamon, cranberry and cloves. Which is why we’re excited to reveal a new recipe for fall baking: Pumpkin-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. We know these taste wonderful but trouble is — we don’t have a picture of them yet. We’d love to feature yours! Whip up a batch using our recipe, snap a beauty shot and upload it to our recipe page. Fun and you get to eat cookies. What could be better? Winning a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card! Upload a picture to our Pumpkin-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie recipe page by October 29th and we'll select the best of the best to win. Did you know that you can upload images to any of our recipe pages? That’s right, we love seeing how your culinary creations turn out. Start snapping and sharing those pics! Simply log in and then visit the recipe page to upload your photo directly. Here are a few more favorite cookie recipes for photographic and fall baking inspiration: You can find the new Pumpkin-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie recipe here. Simply log in to upload your photo! Don't have a log-in? It's easy, free and takes mere seconds. Good luck and happy baking!

 

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Carolyn says ...
I am curious as to what licensing rights Whole Foods is seeking to the photographs being submitted. Also, what license and reproduction rights does WF expect to have to the "winning image" in exchange for $25? Is there a link somewhere outlining this? Thanks.
10/19/2011 5:26:44 PM CDT
beale says ...
@Carolyn: Thanks for your question! Our photo-uploading guidelines and full Terms of Use have more information, but the short answer is that any image uploaded to our website gives Whole Foods Market nonexclusive rights to the photo. Here's a link to our Terms of Use: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/users/terms.php Good luck and happy baking!
10/19/2011 5:30:18 PM CDT
alexandra says ...
can we sub a vegan version for the eggs and still be eligible?
10/19/2011 5:35:12 PM CDT
beale says ...
@alexandra: Thanks for your question! Yes, you may use vegan replacement ingredients for the butter and eggs and still be eligible. Good luck and happy baking!
10/19/2011 5:36:48 PM CDT
Gg says ...
I am totally doing this! Lets get cooking!
10/19/2011 6:11:10 PM CDT
Robin says ...
If you haven't seen the blog www.missfiggy.com, check it out, it's FILLED with beautiful photos of Whole Foods ingredients...all vegan. Apparently it's the only place she grocery shops. Although she lives in NYC right now going to Parsons, her home town is Jamaica Plain, MA where you are opening a new Whole Foods store- hooray!!
10/19/2011 6:42:24 PM CDT
Amy says ...
I trued to upload a photo today and it keeps saying fake path. I tried about 7 times adjusted the size of photo and everything...just can't seem to get my photo to upload. The cookies were very good!
10/20/2011 10:24:18 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Sorry, I realized there was a lag time in my phot being approved...sorry for the several entries, I made a mistake!!
10/20/2011 10:39:14 AM CDT
beale says ...
@Amy: no worries! There is a little lag-time in the approval process. We're excited to see your entry, and hope you liked the cookies.
10/20/2011 10:40:25 AM CDT
Alicia says ...
We are gluten free so could I make them gluten free and still submit or is that a no-no?
10/21/2011 2:33:00 PM CDT
beale says ...
@Alicia: yes, fine to submit with gluten-free ingredients. Thanks for asking, and happy baking!
10/21/2011 3:48:00 PM CDT
Mary says ...
Are you judging the photo or choosing randomly? Thanks!
10/21/2011 3:56:26 PM CDT
beale says ...
@Mary: Thanks for your question. As the blog states, we'll be choosing "the best of the best" - so this is not a random judging. Happy baking!
10/21/2011 4:00:09 PM CDT
kate says ...
Is there a deadline to submit a photo?
10/21/2011 8:01:14 PM CDT
beale says ...
@kate: Thanks for your question! Yes, the deadline is October 29th, by 11:59 PM Central Time.
10/22/2011 8:00:08 AM CDT
Jane says ...
Have to do this quick....great recipe! The family can't keep their fingers of these cookies...they taste wonderful and healthier too! Great contest and we get to enjoy these scrumptious morsels!!!
10/22/2011 12:42:53 PM CDT
Amy says ...
My photo is not longer under teh recipe photos. It was there and now it is gone. What happened to it? Thank you.
10/23/2011 7:55:55 AM CDT
beale says ...
@Amy: Thanks for your question. Our recipe photo gallery holds 8 or 10 photos at a time, with the most recent submissions showing up first. Rest assured we have all submissions saved in our database regardless of what displays on the recipe page.
10/24/2011 1:49:42 PM CDT
Alex says ...
I'm sort of in the same position that Amy was in...I tried to upload a picture a couple of time (different sizes) but I'm not sure if it ever actually got uploaded...is there a way I can confirm that it was? Thanks!
10/24/2011 10:48:06 PM CDT
beale says ...
@Alex: Thanks for your comment. Our current photo display system shows the 8 most recently approved pictures at any time, so you may not see your photo on the recipe page. We're working to update this system so all photos will display. Rest assured all photos are saved in our database (I checked on yours specifically, and we've got it!).
10/25/2011 8:00:57 AM CDT
Bridget says ...
Awesome cookies! I seem to be having uploading problems as well. I uploaded it and got an email confirming that, but it was only uploaded to the customer recipe photos and not the recipe. Even when I click on "view the recipe" near my picture, it just goes to the main recipe page. Just want to make sure my submission was accepted in the appropriate spot! Thanks
10/26/2011 7:37:41 AM CDT
beale says ...
@Bridget: Thanks so much for your submission, and for letting us know the issue. I'm sorry you had that problem! We are busily working out a few kinks with our photo uploading system. Don't worry - we're keeping an eye out, and accepting cookie photos uploaded to "Customer Recipe Photos" and photos uploaded to the cookie gallery.
10/26/2011 7:40:03 AM CDT
A Humann says ...
Oops - I think I had the same issue that others had with uploading too many times due to the lag. My apologies if that is the case- but I have not received an e-mail confirming receipt- how long is the lag?
10/26/2011 10:01:50 PM CDT
beale says ...
@A Humann: No worries, and thanks so much for your photos! You should receive an email shortly.
10/26/2011 10:10:39 PM CDT
Rose says ...
Can a person submit more than one photo? I loved the recipe soooo much that I meant to give some away, but ended up eating them, so I'm making it again. I sent in my photo of the first batch. Thanks much.
10/27/2011 10:24:11 AM CDT

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