Avery & Zazzle Recipe Binder Design Contest

*** The Contest is now closed. Winners Have been announced ***

Start kneading that creative dough between your ears because it’s time for the Zazzle & Avery Recipe Binder Design Contest! We’re looking for great binder designs that are perfect for storing cookie recipes, turkey recipes, tofurkey recipes and any other recipe you can think of. The reward? More bread than you can stick in your pantry! The grand prize winner will be walking away with $2,000! See below for prize information and the details on how to enter the Zazzle & Avery Recipe Binder Contest. Good luck!

Grand Prize = $2,000
Second Prize = $500
10 Honorable Mention Prizes = $25 Zazzle Gift Code

How to Enter the Recipe Binder Contest:

  1. Create a Zazzle Account (It’s free!)
  2. Create your Recipe Binder
  3. “Post for Sale” your Recipe Binder with the tag zazzleaveryrecipecontest2009 in the Zazzle Marketplace (learn how to tag your product here)
  4. You’re done, good luck!
Create an Entry | View Entries

Contest entries must be received by November 2, 2009 at 11:59pm PT

Contest Rules:

  1. You may only submit one entry for this Recipe Binder Contest
  2. Entries must be received by November 2, 2009 at 11:59pm PT, to be eligible.
  3. Entries will be judged on uniqueness of design, overall creativity, and best use of the binder space.
  4. Entering a contest is done by tagging your product with a specific contest related keyword (or “tag”). If you don’t know how to do this, please read the instructions here. You should also leave a comment under the contest announcement with a link to your product to give it more visibility.
  5. Contest is for submissions by residents of the USA only. All other entrants will be excluded from the competition. Read the Official Recipe Binder Contest Rules.

128 Responses to “Avery & Zazzle Recipe Binder Design Contest”

  1. denise duff Says:

    ok sure why not

  2. Damien Says:

    I’ll be submitting a design very soon! ZAZZLE ROCKS!!!


  3. cabinfeverdavid Says:

    It’s been awhile since Zazzle had a contest. COOL! I’d be a shmooz if I didn’t at least enter.
    But, hey folks….I’m already seeing quit a few multiple entries…?

  4. Andrea Mendes Ribeiro Says:

    and sure, how could i forget, the contest is a delightful idea!!! congratulations to this new idea of Avery and Zazzle and sorry for my rudeness of not mentioning it before!

  5. BETH DUNN Says:



  6. dbvisualarts Says:

    cabinfeverdavid Says:
    October 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Reply
    But, hey folks….I’m already seeing quit a few multiple entries…?

    we are discussing it in the forum… evidently the one entry rule wasn’t seen or wasn’t up right away. some have begun to pull the tag out of their keywords so the binders will drop out, but some are still in there with many duplicates

  7. Janislil Says:

    I`m excited to be a part of this contest.
    I have a question, have the rules changed about the number of entries one can submit, as Ive noticed there are a few peeps with a lot more than one entry.
    Can`t wait to get started!

  8. Joni Warden Says:

    I submitted. ZomG!!! I have never done a contest before. *gulp* But I don’t see it in the submitted books. Does it take time?

  9. Joni Warden Says:

    *blushy* In my excitment, I meant to include: Good luck to everyone who does enter. I am sure there will be a flurry of activity!!!

  10. CarolsCamera Says:

    Binder design submitted. The competition is already TOUGH – how marvelous! I’m truly sorry that this is restricted to USA only as there are many Zazzlers outside USA with incredible talent. My entry can be seen at http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_for_a_happy_life_binder-127851773440305430. Thank you, Zazzle – what fun!

  11. Anthony J. Kovalsky Says:

    For general compliance to the judges of the competition, my entry is entitled “Recipies Of Life COOK BOOK”

    Thank You for giving us creative opportunities of such

    Anthony Kovalsky

  12. GAhome2mom Says:

    Cool! This will be fun. :)

  13. Smilin' Eyes Treasures Says:

    Terrific idea! Just submitted my entry.

  14. CarolsCamera Says:

    Just ran through all the entries – I don’t envy the judges on this one! Amazing ideas, art, and creativity!

  15. Jerry Lyles Says:

    After seeing the entries, wish I could change mine. I would have to vote for someone else’s.:)

    -God bless

  16. mel Says:

    Fun! http://www.zazzle.com/personalized_recipes_binder-127714843291249928

  17. MarciaCox Says:

    I submitted a fall design for the recipe binder contest. I love the fall colors and used them in my design! I hope you all enjoy it!

  18. Janet Palaggi Says:

    Although a bit nerve racking, as the prize`s are very generous, I`m proud of my design, and honored to have it competing against the best.
    Thank You for the chance to compete and Good Luck to the Judges & Artists!

    It`s entitled: “Lotsa Pasta Recipes!”

  19. wolffreeborn Says:

    this is my entry for the contest :)


  20. kkc bauder Says:

    I submitted my entry today. What a fun project. Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Joni Warden Says:

    Amazing work people!!

  22. LTRobinson Says:

    sounds great! im all in….see my design at http://www.zazzle.com/ltrobinson thanks

  23. Ramona k Says:

    I will be submitting a design soon. God bless

  24. Ramona k Says:

    on display at http://www.zazzle.com/ramonak777

  25. Melissa B. Says:

    Love this contest because of love to cook. Some great looking entries so far. Check out mine: http://www.zazzle.com/bbq_recipe_cookbook_binder-127496222970096990

  26. Spikey's Studio Says:

    Count me in.

  27. Angi Says:

    Fun idea, here is mine, http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_binder-127893577399339301

  28. Roy Says:

    Love this contes: Here are mine

  29. Jeannette Says:

    More difficult than anticipated. But very challenging. Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. zazzleproducts1 Says:

    I love participating in contests but I can’t participate in this one! I am not a resident of the USA!

  31. Voxwoman Says:

    I had fun creating my binder last night. http://www.zazzle.com/home_for_the_holidays_binder-127832778756387907

  32. barbara021 Says:

    I`m excited to be a part of this contest. I will be submitting my art in a few days. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL !
    Thank you Zazzle !

  33. Janet Deskins - Janbalaya Says:

    After re-tagging all of my entries, I narrowed it down to one.

    So this is my entry for the Avery Binder contest.

  34. Cathy Jones Says:

    Thank you Zazzle! There are so many great designs! Good Luck everyone :)

  35. Sammi B Says:

    Sound fun!! and Luv the price!!

  36. Deborah Tingen (orglioness) Says:

    I have been with Zazzle for almost two years, and this is my first contest. What a variety of great entries! Good luck to all! Thank you Zazzle!

  37. Joni Warden Says:

    I want to re-upload my image, will this affect my entry if I do that??

  38. Lotacats Says:

    I love a contest! It’s been a long time and happy to at least give it another shot. Good luck to all.

  39. Karen White Says:

    Link to my design …. http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_binder_with_strawberries-127331930731157217?rf=238986157909837786

    Good luck everyone !

  40. Steph Woodward Says:

    Here’s a link to my design for a cookbook with light, healthy recipes. I am putting together a cookbook for my family for Christmas with lighter versions of our favorite recipes anyway, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to design it now and enter it in the contest. I left an area on the back for writing a personal note to the people I’m giving my cookbook to. My grandfather always said that you never give someone a book without writing in it, so I figured I’d build that into my design. Enjoy!


  41. Griphon Cat Says:

    Check out my entry-
    Chef Dobby will help you keep all your favorite recipes close at hand. You never know what will end up in the pot!

  42. Joni Warden Says:

    Whhooooops! I didn’t leave my link, like many others have… *looks* Here it is! http://www.zazzle.com/alchemy_recipes_2_binder-127022605944575363

  43. Myrtieshuman Says:

    Moses has a recipe binder titled “My Favorite Chicken Recipes”.
    My Favorite Chicken Recipes by myrtieshumanView other Zazzleaveryrecipecontest2009 Binders

  44. DAR Says:

    I created a binder to collect the recipes from my DARdreams website: http://dardreams.spaces.live.com.

    My DARdreams Low Carb Recipe Collection binder is here: http://www.zazzle.com/dardreams_low_carb_recipe_collection_binder-127363096642891426.

  45. jacki1959 Says:

    I just posted my entry for the binder contest. The Busy Girl’s Guide to Take Out

  46. redladybug87 Says:

    What a fun contest! I had a blast making my entry! Here it is: http://www.zazzle.com/fast_easy_meals_binder-127001547879115958

  47. Kathy Valentino Says:

    I made one! This is my first attempt at a binder. Had a few technical problems, but finally got it done. Hope you like it! :)


  48. Candace Palmer Says:

    Thanks, Zazzle! That was fun!


  49. meia7214n Says:

    Thanks Zazzle and Avery for teaming up to do this contest! I enjoyed creating my recipe binder so much that I created a few more. I created Mom’s Cake Recipes By meia7214n.

  50. Atteestude Says:

    I submitted my entry. Thank you for the opportunity! Here’s the link.

  51. Marlo Says:

    I just uploaded my binder design. This is my first deisgn, and contest. I’m excited!!

  52. msikich Says:

    Oops, I forgot to post the site address….here it is http://www.zazzle.com/cookbook_side_binder-127318245527626842

  53. Donny (DTOXIC1)Perkins Says:

    awesome hope too have one ready before the deadline an goodluck too everyone im going too binder down an try too zazzle all with my design hehe sounds like funn!

  54. msikich Says:

    Here is my newest contest entry. Hope you all like it!!

  55. msikich Says:


  56. msikich Says:

    My Cookbook 1″ Binder is now posted.

  57. Desert_Harmony Says:

    Lots of great entries in the contest. Here’s the link to mine:


    Good luck to all :)

  58. Paul Stickland Says:

    Dinosaur Dinners, Jurassic Snacks, PreHistoric Pastries, Snappy Snacks and Monster Munchies, keep them all in your Dinosaur Recipe Binder, ready to feed your own Lovely Little Monsters!
    From http://www.zazzle.com/paulstickland


  59. Paul Stickland Says:

    Is it one entry per store or one per storeholder?

  60. Zazzle & Avery Recipe Binder Contest – have you entered? « Zazzle Blog Says:

    [...] only one week left in the Recipe Binder Contest you better submit your design soon or you’re goose is sure to be cooked. There have been hundreds [...]

  61. John Says:

    wow, a contest. Have my fingers crossed. Here is my entry


  62. John Says:

    sorry, do not know how to delete the comment and didnt put the right URL in for the website. Hopefully this will work.

  63. Gina Says:


  64. meia7214n Says:

    This is the link to my recipe binder that I created on 10/24… It was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon… also check out the other binders that I created that day.

    Thanks and best wishes to all!

  65. DODGERFL Says:

    Made my entry couple weeks ago forgot to leave comment . Have made many binders since . Luv it !
    What a great bunch of artists i got to compete with .

  66. Brandyinthesky Says:

    Yea! What fun!
    Just finished my entry: http://www.zazzle.com/vintage_tuscan_sunflower_fruit_recipe_binder-127982158204302373?rf=238041268205463672
    Good luck everyone!

  67. Dragoncat Says:

    This is so much fun! Here’s my entry.


  68. akamundo Says:

    Nice! Some great entries out there already…here’s mine:



  69. tnbackroads Says:

    Just found out about the binder contest, here’s my submission.

  70. DedicatedDesigns Says:

    Just submitted mine. There are so many great entries! Good luck everyone.


  71. cabinfeverdavid Says:

    Well…here’s mine

  72. RedBarnBakery Says:

    :) time to dangle my feet in
    great contest and terrific entries! good luck, everyone!


  73. FloridaSiren Says:

    I’ve never entered a contest before, but this one looked like a lot of fun. I love the addition of binders to the Zazzle line! There are a lot of wonderful entries; the creativity of Zazzlers never ceases to amaze me. Good luck to all!

    Check out my entry @ http://www.zazzle.com/family_cookbook_customize_binder-127025912553778259 and let me know what you think.

  74. zoespeak Says:

    This is a fun contest and a great new product line added by Zazzle! Here’s my entry – http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_binder-127968885711259914

  75. artNimages Says:

    Not quite sure where we’re supposed to comment, but here’s my entry>> http://www.zazzle.com/tropical_foliage_recipe_binder-127623750481060618

  76. Wanda-Lynn Says:

    Now you can only enter one Recipe Binder Design in the Contest right?

  77. Lynn's Photography Says:

    You can only enter one Recipe Binder Design in the Contest right?

  78. Nique Says:

    Awesome product addition Zazzle! Here is my entry: http://www.zazzle.com/home_for_the_holidays_recipe_binder-127014825279297197

  79. Lynn's Photography Says:

    Here is my entry: http://www.zazzle.com/our_familys_cherished_recipes_binder-127654002408627672

    Now can you enter more then one design in the contest?

  80. clublaugh Says:

    Here is my entry: http://www.zazzle.com/comfort_food_binder-127553775589174587 That was fun!

  81. Joey Like Says:

    Thank You Zazzle for the opportunity to showcase my talents. This was fun! Here’s hoping for more contests in the future.=)

  82. Mendi Says:

    Ok. Here we go for some good ole western recipe fun.

  83. KathyHenis Says:

    Thanks Zazzle for the fun contest. Here is my entry A Little Love and Chocolate.

  84. judy Says:

    this is my first contest. it looked like a great one to start with. i don’t envey the judges.

  85. Marguerite Manor Says:

    Here is my entry in the contest. http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_binder-127435363504794896 This was fun to do. Thanks Zazzle for setting up this contest.

  86. cowboyannie Says:

    Thank you Avery and Zazzle – this was really fun! We”ve never entered a design contest before, and at first we couldn’t think of a unique idea. So we put our heads together and BINGO!


  87. justnaki Says:

    for the foods you like to eat that your mom makes.

  88. ThreadHeadLTD Says:

    My Recipe Binder Entry http://www.zazzle.com/recipe_binder_2_inch_spice-127902915154048278

  89. Summerwind_Studios Says:

    I had a lot of fun with this contest. Please take a look at my “hot” entry. http://www.zazzle.com/hotter_than_hot_recipes_binder-127779084854573922
    I hope there will be more contests like this in the future!

  90. beverlytazangel Says:


    The all time favorite, homemade apple pie to get the taste buds active …

  91. Jey Biddulph Says:

    It looks good enough to eat, and it was! Not only was this binder freshly made just for Zazzle, but it was turned in to a pizza afterwards!

    Hope you all like it, I’ve gone for something a bit fresh and unique. Take a look!


  92. Dawn The Artist Says:

    DONE! And boy, was THAT Fun!

  93. Elizabeth Dunlap Says:

    I was so excited when I got this email, I just wish I would have had more time to pull it together. Most busy month of the year for me and so here’s my last minute entry.

  94. zuicy Says:

    Retro chocopink recipes binder to the rescue!

  95. Terri Says:

    So many great designs. I would hate to be the judges in this contest. Good luck to everyone!
    Here is my entry http://www.zazzle.com/zazzleaveryrecipecontest2009_tastes_like_home_binder-127709498030379810

  96. Pip Says:

    My Entry….
    thanks for the opportunity and for creating the contest. :)

  97. Dawn The Artist Says:

    clublaugh, Thanks for the tip! I did the same thing, redesign + resubmit. I realized after looking ni the gallery, that I’d put a 2″ spine on a 1″ binder. (Gotta stop working in the dark)
    I don’t know if I’ll be disqualified from the contest– (hope not!) –but at least the design has integrity now! :^)

  98. KMCoriginals Says:

    So many great entries! I enjoy looking at them. Here is mine http://tinyurl.com/yeauolw

  99. Pal Productions Says:

    Wishing you all who entered /able to enter the very best of Luck.

  100. DebbieKingstonBaker Says:

    The moment I got this email, I knew I wanted to do this. I had so much fun designing my binder.
    I keep looking at the entries and there are so many excellent ones. What creativity!
    So glad I was able to get my done before the deadline.

  101. EssiLaneDesigns Says:

    Somewhat new to Zazzle, but sure enjoyed creating my entry! Would love it if you took a look…


  102. CSE Identity Design Says:

    Here’s my entry: http://www.zazzle.com/family_secret_recipes_binder-127361337197083071

  103. Joni Warden Says:

    So……… midnight tonight. WooT!

  104. ericar70 Says:

    Here’s mine!

  105. Jill Says:

    Love looking at all the entries. Great stuff!

  106. Ericar70 Says:

    Here’s mine!


    Good luck everyone!

  107. The Spotted Olive Says:

    Good luck everyone! Here’s my entry. :-)


  108. Erica Says:

    Here’s my entry….just made it in by the skin of my teeth! (That’s what happens when you have a very busy one-year-old!)
    The images on this recipe binder include a whisk, a bowl, and lots of puzzle pieces with images of various ingredients. With your recipes, these “pieces” come together to make some very tasty dishes…or shall we say “tasty pieces”!

  109. Carole Says:

    Guess what time I learned about this contest? Right now… and it’s Nov.3nd, 2:18am

  110. Erica Says:

    The rules say only one entry per person, but as I’m looking through the entries, I see several people who have submitted more than one! What? I had the hardest time deciding between two of my binders. If it turns out that more than one entry is actually allowed, I’m going to be so bummed that I didn’t just enter both!

    • Joni Warden Says:

      Lets hope that Zazzle is watching out for that and makes everyone stick by the rules. ;)

    • Melissa Says:

      I would have entered more ideas as well! I wish Zazzle would have stated the rules more clearly to say that we could enter more. I didn’t want to break the rules and be disqualified for entering more than one like other people did. Not fair… oh well :)

  111. Gina Says:

    Erica, only one is allowed:

    Contest Rules:

    1. You may only submit one entry for this Recipe Binder Contest

    The ones you see that have submitted more than one are due to two reasons:

    1- The binders were submitted before rules were clearly in place (at least that is what I read in the Forums)
    2- Lots of people clearly do not read rules or abide by them when/if they do

  112. Janet Deskins - Janbalaya Says:

    Erica – those people who submitted more than one will only have the first submission counted. Submitting several doesn’t increase the chance of winning. I had 6 until I saw we could only do one, so I unmarked all of my other submissions and left just one. :)

  113. Dawn The Artist Says:

    they choose the first design submitted; so all other extra entries are disqualified. The angst you had over choosing the “right one” was in a good cause. ;^)

  114. Joni Warden Says:

    This contest did end at Midnight on the 2nd didn’t it??

  115. Tamera Young Says:

    Hi everyone, I am new to Zazzle but I did enter this contest, Has anyone heard anything? Was I suppose to leave a link here for my submission? I don’t think I read anything about that in the rules?
    Well Good Luck Everyone You all have some Amazing Designs!!! I’m glad I’m not a Judge!!

  116. Janet Deskins - Janbalaya Says:

    Hi Tamera – No, you didn’t have to leave a link on this blog, it only helped to drive traffic to your binder. But Avery links to all the entries anyway. They still have not posted, according to the rules. We are all anxiously waiting. :) As long as you had the code in your tags, you are fine. I’m glad to not be a judge either. :)

  117. Steph Woodward Says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the winners of this contest. Any idea when they’re going to post this? It did end 3 days ago, right?

  118. Joni Warden Says:

    Winners are announced on the Zazzle Blog. It wasn’t me….. *cries* *LOL*

  119. CarolsCamera Says:

    I checked out the winners – beautiful work! Congratulations one and all.

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