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Chef James Martin launches sixth form recipe competition
Celebrity chef James Martin has launched a 'Sixth Form Survivor Competition', which is a Northern Ireland-wide recipe challenge designed to encourage school leavers to not only eat healthily but also to think of new and fun ways to cook.
To enter, students simply log on to Survivor Form and upload their recipes for a chance to win a place in the grand final hosted by James Martin at the Ulster Museum, Belfast on Tuesday 23 March 2010.
The competition is part of a campaign to promote the 'Survival Guide to Food', a guide for sixth form students in Northern Ireland that communicates the skills needed to eat well and stay healthy when preparing to leave home for the first time.
Entrants with a recipe in the top 100 will receive a voucher and a Sixth Form Survivor certificate. Five regional winners will be selected from the 100 recipes to win vouchers, a school award and go on to represent their region in a grand final where, following a number of cooking related challenges, James Martin will announce the 'Ultimate Sixth Form Survivor' in Northern Ireland. The winner will receive Â£1,000 worth of equipment for their school, Â£250 vouchers and a bespoke award for their school.
Elaine Donaghy, communications manager, Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland, said: 'We have had a fantastic response from schools all over Northern Ireland who are currently using the 'Survival Guide to Food' in classrooms, so we expect a lot of interest from students in the Sixth Form Survivor Competition. The competition is a great way to encourage students to practice their favourite recipes in the classroom or at home, before entering them online."
Martin added: "This is a fantastic way of getting teenagers who are leaving home to learn about what type of food they should be eating and how to cook and develop their own recipes. Judging by the interest in the Survival Guide To Food, I have no doubt there are lot of budding young chefs in Northern Ireland who will be entering their recipes for a chance to win some fantastic prizes and a place in the grand final." The competition is organised by the Food Standards Agency.