Cash Prizes From The Old Farmer's Almanac

April 20, 2021
Almanac Essay Contest

Feeling lucky? Below are our annual essay and recipe contests—and winning entries. 

2021 Contests

Every year, we run a series of contests in The Old Farmer’s Almanac and Garden Guide. See the themes of this year’s recipe contests and essay contest below!

Pick up a copy of the 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac (coming in Fall 2021) and the 2022 Garden Guide (coming Spring 2022) to see the winning entries from this year—and to find out the contest themes for next year.

Garden Guide Recipe Contest: Tomato Recipes

This year’s Garden Guide Recipe Contest theme is tomato recipes! Submit your favorite recipe(s) using tomatoes by July 30, 2021. It can be any type of tomato (fresh, dried, canned, paste, sauce, etc.) and any type of recipe (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert)—as long as it’s your own! Enter here: Tomato Recipe Contest 

Many tomato varieties. Photo by MementoImage/Getty Images
Photo by MementoImage/Getty Images

Almanac Recipe Contest

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The 2021 recipe contest theme was ”Five or Fewer Ingredients.” The due date for submissions was January 22, 2021. See past winners’ recipes here!


Almanac Essay Contest

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The 2021 essay contest theme was “A Kindness I Will Always Remember.” The due date for submissions was January 22, 2021. See past winners’ essays here! They are funny, touching, and worth the read!