Judging Procedure: The entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, taste, presentation and potential for on-air appeal and appropriateness for the show. Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest related matters.
Notification and Finalists Judging: Potential finalist entrants will be contacted between April 19-24, 2010. The Good Morning America Weekend staff will then contact the diner/restaurant these entrants have submitted to obtain the recipes for the dishes, and gain permission to video tape in the diner/restaurant you establishment. The top four entrants whose diner/restaurants agree to comply with all the terms and requirements will be selected as finalists. Between April 26 – May 7, 2010, Good Morning Weekend crews and possibly Good Morning America Weekend anchor, Marysol Castro will visit each of the four establishments to sample the cuisine, and video tape the exterior, interior and, if possible, the kitchen of the restaurant/diner.
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, Good Morning America Weekend may present on its broadcast video tape from each of the four establishments, as well as the breakfast dish. A panel of judges, consisting of Good Morning America Weekend anchors and possibly one or more guest judges, may sample each of the dishes and then score each finalist entry. The judging panel's scores will count towards fifty percent of the overall scoring. Viewers would then be asked to go to GMA.ABCNews.com to cast their vote on or about May 15 – 16, 2010. The online voting will count towards the other fifty percent of the overall scoring. The restaurant/diner receiving the highest cumulative score from the judging panel and on-line judging may be announced on Good Morning America Weekend on or about the weekend of May 15 -16, 2010; the owner and/or chef from that restaurant/diner must be available to appear via satellite from their establishment on the broadcast that day. The Winner is the person who submitted the entry.
Releases: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Judges and the challenge administrator, which shall be final in all respects.
By participating, entrants agree to release American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Challenge.
Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.