Rules for the Nightline People's Platelist Contest


*On June 16, 2010, the rules below were revised to extend the entry deadline, finalist notification dates, video delivery deadline and voting dates.

Do you have a local chef who you'd like to nominate to be on a Nightline Platelist?

"Nightline" wants you to tell us about that favorite chef, his/her cuisine and signature dish. We're looking for authentic and creative chefs! We will select ten finalists from your nominations and put it to the audience for a popular vote. If your submission gets the most votes from viewers across America, the chef that you entered may be featured on national television!

Read the rules below and click here to enter the Nightline People's Platelist Contest online.


NAME OF SPONSOR(S): ABC News, Nightline, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (Hereinafter collectively referred to as "Sponsor").


To participate in the nominating process you must be 18 years or older at the time of entry, and a legal resident of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for ABC News, Nightline, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Nightline People's Platelist or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.



Submit your nominations online at Fill out the electronic entry form supplying name of the chef, name of restaurant and the city and state where the restaurant is located, along with your own name, e-mail address, day and evening telephone numbers.

Nominating ballots should also include a description of 500 words or less describing why you think your candidate deserves to be the subject of a Nightline Platelist.

Description should include some or all of the following: geographic region; interesting back story on your chef; authenticity or originality of cuisine; what sets your chef apart from the others.

Nominators may enter more than one chef, but each nomination must be submitted seperately. Chefs must work at a restaurant.

Entries remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

The nominations can be found and will be accepted online at the Nightline page on starting June 9, 2010. All entries on-line and by mail must be received by midnight PST on July 23, 2010. Any number of people can nominate a given chef, but each person must submit their own entry.

In the event that a chef selected as a finalist has been nominated by more than one person, the entry with the nomination that Nightline determines most effectively conveys the qualities of the chef that lead to him or her being selected, as detailed in selection criteria below, will be considered the official nominator entrant and eligible for the finalist entrant prize.

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