Silver Diner’s Kid's Food Critic Contest

Enter the contest here!


Silver Diner is hosting a recipe contest for kids to become Silver Diner’s Kids’ Food Critic for the Day. Kids are encouraged to submit their recipe ideas for what they think would be a great addition to Silver Diner’s kids’ menu.

Twelve winners will be chosen to participate as Food Critics in a Kid’s Menu Tasting with Chef Ype. Kid Food Critics will help decide which menu items will make it to Silver Diner’s New Kid’s Menu. The tasting will be at the Silver Diner in Rockville, MD on July 12, 2017!

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Free Kids Meals for One Year and a $500 Silver Diner Gift Card

One winner will participate as a food critic and have their menu idea featured on Silver Diner’s Kid’s Menu. Gift card not redeemable for cash value. The grand prize winner will be announced at the event.

RUNNERS UP: $100 Silver Diner Gift Card

Up to 11 runner-ups will be selected to participate in the tasting event as food critics. Gift card not redeemable for cash value.

How to enter:

Deadline Extended! Submit your recipe by July 5th, 2017!

Children, ages 5 to 12 years, can submit a recipe idea for Silver Diner’s kids menu. Limit one entry per person.

  • Recipes should be as specific as possible. List the ingredients, preparation, and cooking instructions.
  • Extra consideration will be made for healthier recipes and creativity.
  • We recommend incorporating lean proteins, low-fat dairy, whole grains, vegetables and fruits into the idea whenever possible.
  • Bonus points for video submissions! Show us your personality in a short video. This isn’t Hollywood – any quality video is OK. Please keep your video brief; no more than 10 minutes - you don't need to film the entire cooking process from start to finish.

When submitting your kid’s menu idea be sure to include the following information:

1. Child’s complete name*

2. Age*

3. Parent/Legal Guardian’s complete name*

4. Mailing address*

5. Phone number*

6. E-mail address*

7. Kid’s menu idea/recipe (please list specific ingredients whenever possible)

8. Written consent from the parent/legal guardian

No purchase necessary. By entering your kid’s recipe idea into the contest you give Silver Diner Inc. the rights and licenses to use the idea on their future menus without any rights for compensation or remuneration. Entrant must be 5 to 12 years old and have written consent of their parent or legal guardian for the collection of personal information and re-use of submission. All personal information with asterisk (*) will remain strictly confidential and not be shared or sold to an outside party. All entries must be submitted via between Friday, April 28 and Thursday, July 6, 2017 12am EST.


All entries will be judged based on content with an emphasis on taste appeal, creatively and originality. Whenever possible we recommend considering ideas that are lower in fat and calories.  The idea should be original and not from a published recipe. The winners will be notified by phone and/or email by July 7,2017 and have 48 hours to claim the prize.


Up to 12 winners will be selected to participate in Kids’ Tasting Party with Chef Ype at Silver Diner in Rockville on July 12, 2017.


Silver Diner

12276 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:00PM – 8:00PM: Winners, ages 5 to 12

Winner(s) may also be featured in Silver Diner’s advertising and marketing.

GENERAL RULES: Open only to participants, ages 5 to 12 years, with written consent from their parent or legal guardian. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Silver Diner, Inc., advertising and public relations agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible for grand prize. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. All federal, state, and local taxes are sole responsibility of winners. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

The submission of your menu idea and acceptance of prize, entrant grants permission to Silver Diner, Inc. and their agencies to use the menu idea in whole or in part for the purposes of menu development and marketing, and the winners’ names and/or likeness, photographs, video and/or recordings made of their voice and/or written extraction, in whole or in part, of such recordings for the purposes of advertising and marketing in all media now known and hereafter created, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without further compensation to entrant unless prohibited by law. The legal guardian must also agree to these stipulations in order for their child’s submission to be considered.

Prizes are non-transferable. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Silver Diner, Inc., their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use/redemption of any prize.

Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Silver Diner, Inc. is not responsible for any error in the posting of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Silver Diner, Inc. is not responsible for lost, late, or electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof.