The Eggs Factor – Kids in the
Kitchen 2009 competition
British Lion eggs invite primary school pupils to enter our national egg-
cooking competition Eggs Factor!
What is the Eggs Factor?
The Eggs Factor is an eggciting cooking competition for under 11 year-olds –
challenging them to design their own recipe containing eggs, with the aim of
creating it for a favourite character from any book, film or TV programme.
Pupils get to put their creative energies into action through exploring the
nutritional value of eggs and how easy and fun it can be cooking with them.
How can pupils enter?
Entrants simply enter their recipes into our online entry form along with a brief
explanation of why they think their recipe has the Eggs Factor!
Visit the ‘How to enter’ page to find out more about entering
How will the Eggs Factor 2009 champion be chosen?
Entries will be inspected by our panel of eggsperts and six lucky pupils in each
region will be selected for twelve regional cook-offs.
One winner from each region will then be chosen to compete in a national cook-
off in London. Best-selling author and food expert Annabel Karmel will lead the judging
panel to decide who will be crowned Eggs Factor champion 2009!
Visit the ‘Cook offs’ page to find out more about the regional cook-off events and
Pupils can win:
• a culinary weekend away in London, 12 Nintendo DS consoles and
Cooking games, cash for their school, Waterstone’s vouchers and more!
Visit the ‘Prizes’ page to find out more about prizes.
Visit the ‘Teachers’ resources’ page to explore our collection of fun activity ideas
for the classroom.
The British Lion quality scheme is run by the British Egg Industry Council and represents more
than 85% of UK egg production. The British Lion mark on eggs guarantees the highest standards
of food safety. All British Lion eggs come from British hens vaccinated against salmonella, are fully
traceable and have a ‘best before’ date on the shell as a guarantee of freshness.
How to enter
Pupils can enter the competition by completing the entry form. This can be done
at school with the help of their teacher – or from home with the help of a
• Entrants will need to enter their recipe on the entry form along with a
brief explanation of which character their dish is for and why they think
their dish has the ‘Eggs Factor’.
• The name of the entrant’s school and their home contact details will
also be required as parental/guardian permission will need to be sought
in order for the successful entrants to attend one of the regional events.
The deadline for entries is 5 May 2009. Finalists for the regional cook-offs will be
announced by 16 May 2009.
The panel of eggsperts will be looking for the following criteria when selecting
entries to go forward into the regional cook-events.
• A delicious sounding recipe for an egg-based dish that:
o can easily be prepared and cooked by the entrant within 15 minutes
o contains eggs as the main ingredient
o is created for a character from any book, film or TV programme
o includes a brief explanation (50 word maximum) about why their
recipe has the Eggs Factor! (For example, why is the chosen
character likely to be eggcited by this egg dish?)
Successful entrants will then put their culinary skills into action at their regional
cook-off event. Entrants will be judged on the:
• taste and appearance of their dish
• suitability of their dish for their chosen character
• explanation of why their dish has the Eggs Factor!
The 12 regional cook-off winners will then be invited to the national final in London. Best-
selling author and food expert Annabel Karmel will lead the judging panel to decide who
will be crowned Eggs Factor champion 2009!
Regional cook-off events and locations
The regional cook-offs will be held between 1-19 June in the following regions and
London - London
South East - Maidstone
East of England - Cambridge
Wales - Cardiff
South West - Plymouth
Northern Ireland - Belfast
Scotland - Glasgow
North East – Newcastle
Yorkshire and The Humber – Leeds
North West - Liverpool
East Midlands - Nottingham
West Midlands - Birmingham
72 regional cook-off participants:
72 lucky regional finalists will be selected to participate in regional cook-off
events. Each participant will receive:
• £20 worth of Waterstone’s vouchers
• an apron and a goody-bag
• £100 for their school.
12 regional cook-off winners:
A winner from each region will then be chosen to compete in a national cook-off to
battle it out among a dozen finalists to decide who will be Eggs Factor champion
2009! Prizes include:
• an opportunity to meet X Factor finalists Same Difference
• an opportunity to meet Annabel Karmel
• 12 Nintendo DS consoles with;
• ‘Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What to Eat?’ Nintendo DS games
Eggs Factor winner:
The overall national winner will get to experience an eggciting culinary weekend
away in London with their family! This will include:
• an afternoon at the research kitchen where Annabel Karmel develops her recipes
• dinner at the famous Rainforest cafe
• a night in a hotel
• £50 worth of cooking equipment vouchers!
The winning recipe will also be published in one of Annabel Karmel’s
Rules and regulations
1. This competition is organised and administered by the British Egg Industry
Council, of 89 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HR.
2. The competition is open to UK residents only. Overseas entries will not be
considered. The address provided with a competition entry will be used to
send any prizes, so please make sure this is correct.
3. All entrants are required to have the permission of their parent or guardian
to participate or to be entered through their school.
4. Finalists must be 11 years-old or younger on 31 August 2009 to take part in
this competition and proof of age may be required. Only one entry will be
accepted per person.
5. The competition is not open to immediate family members of employees of
the British Egg Industry Council or its subscribers, agents or contractors, or
anyone else professionally connected with the competition.
6. Entrants may be filmed on national/regional TV.
7. Entrants will need to provide the British Egg Industry Council with their
name, date of birth, school, home telephone number and email address to
enter this competition along with contact details for their parents/guardians.
The British Egg Industry Council will only use these personal details for the
purposes of administering the competition and, subject to what is said
below about promotional activity, will not publish them or provide them to
any other party without your permission.
8. Entry to the competition will close at midnight on 5 May 2009. Successful
entrants will be notified by telephone by 5pm on 16 May 2009.
9. No responsibility can be accepted for any entries lost, delayed or mislaid
for any reason whatsoever. We regret that no entries can be returned.
Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
10. The judging panel will include at least one judge who is independent of the
11. In the event that there are fewer than four entries to a regional event, the
British Egg Industry Council reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
include entries from that region into the assessment of who should attend
the event for a neighbouring region.
12. The overall national winner will win a weekend in London. This includes
transport to and from London for the pupil and their family*, one night’s
accommodation in a hotel, a visit to a cookery school, dinner and a £50
cooking equipment voucher. National finalists will each receive a Nintendo
DS console and ‘Cooking guide: Can’t decide what to eat?’ game. Entrants
attending the regional events will each receive £100 for their school and
£20 worth of Waterstone’s vouchers for themselves. Prizes are subject to
availability and, should a prize become unavailable, the British Egg
Industry Council reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater
13. Entrants chosen to attend one of the regional events will need to supply
their own ingredients required for their recipe. Travel costs of up to £50 per
regional cook-off entrant will be refunded by the British Egg Industry
Council, subject to presentation of appropriate receipts. The British Egg
Industry Council will supply ingredients for finalists attending the national
14. All other expenses (including meals or personal expenses, upgrades etc.)
incurred as part of entering the competition, unless specifically stated, are
the sole responsibility of the entrant.
15. To the fullest extent allowed by law, the promoter accepts no responsibility
for loss or injury as a result of participation in the competition.
16. The national finalists must be available on 6 July 2009 for the final/filming
17. The British Egg Industry Council will pay for standard class rail travel to
London for each regional winner and a parent/carer or school support
person from within the UK only. If the regional winners live outside London,
the British Egg Industry Council will accommodate the winners and a
parent/carer or school support person in a London hotel for the night of 5
July 2009 on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. The British Egg Industry
Council will not be liable for any additional room or other expenses
18. Each entrant agrees that the British Egg Industry Council (and third parties
authorised by them) may make any and all entries available on its websites
and other media.
19. Winners will be required to take part in promotional activity and the British
Egg Industry Council reserves the right to use the names, schools and
towns of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of
them in any publicity.
20. A list of winners will be available on request, by sending a stamped
addressed envelope to:
Eggs Factor – Kids in the Kitchen
52a Cromwell Road
21. The British Egg Industry Council’s decision regarding regional and national
winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
22. The promotion will be governed by the law of England and Wales.
*Transport to and from London, one night’s accommodation and dinner costs will
be covered for up to four people.