Watt's Cooking Recipe Contest


There are so many ways to save energy throughout the home! Every effort – both large and small – will help you save money on your energy bill. This fall, Rocky Mount Public Utilities is hosting a recipe contest to encourage customers to save energy in the kitchen. To enter the contest, simply submit a recipe that uses a cooking method other than the oven or stovetop. Examples of energy-saving cooking methods include the microwave, toaster oven and crockpot.  

  • 1st place: $150 off your utility bill

  • 2nd place: $75 off your utility bill

  • 3rd place: $50 off your utility bill

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Everyone’s a Winner!

All customers who submit an energy-saving recipe will receive a free Watt’s Cooking potholder and chef’s hat (while supplies last). Limit one potholder and chef’s hat per household. The deadline to enter is October 31, 2017.

Contest Rules:
  • Click here to download an Entry Form (PDF, 206KB). Customers without internet access may call (252) 972-1269 to request an entry form.

  • The entry form must be complete with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, email address (if available), recipe name, ingredients, preparation instructions, and cooking method. Recipes must include a cooking method other than the stove or oven, such as a crockpot, toaster oven, microwave, electric griddle, indoor or outdoor grill, electric skillet, or any other appliance.

  • Please note: recipes that use the stove or oven (even partially) will lose points.

  • The recipe using an energy-saving cooking method must be an original and must not copied from a published source (e.g. cookbook, magazine, cooking show and/or website, etc.)

  • There is no fee to enter the contest.

  • Customers may email a photo of the prepared recipe (optional) to energyspecialist@rockymountnc.gov. The photo must be a jpeg.

  • Bonus points will be given to customers who take a photo with the chef's hat and potholder and either post the photo to Facebook and tag Rocky Mount Public Utilities or email it to energyspecialist@rockymountnc.gov to be posted on RMPU's Facebook page.

  • Contest entrants grant the City of Rocky Mount the rights to reproduce, reuse and distribute the winning recipes without limitation or compensation. By submitting the recipe, the entrant agrees to these conditions.

  • At the end of the contest period, an online cookbook using the submitted recipes and pictures will be available for download on the City of Rocky Mount website. All recipes entered in the 2016 contest are available for download in the 2016 Watt's Cooking Recipe Contest Cookbook (PDF, 496KB).

Download the Contest Rules.

How To Enter:

There are four ways to enter recipes into the contest:

Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Watt's Cooking Recipe Contest
331 S. Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

  • In person: Drop entry forms off at the Energy Resources office on the 5th floor of City Hall, located at 331 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, NC

  • Online: Complete the online entry form below



Watt's Cooking Recipe Contest

Please submit one entry per household. Photos of prepared entries may be emailed to energyspecialist@rockymountnc.gov. All entries must be received by October 31, 2017.

* Required

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
City, State, Zip: *
Phone Number: *
Email Address:
Recipe Name: *
Cooking Time:
Ingredients: *
Preparation Instructions: *
Appliances Used: *
Recipe Introduction/Description:

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