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Using both its web site, bigonions.com, and its Facebook site, Big Onions, the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee has launched a contest for recipes to be listed in a new cookbook being developed by the committee's marketing director, Sherise Jones.

On the Facebook site, visitors are provided a link to the committee's bigonion.com site, where a contest form is posted. The first 100 responses will be given a free onion "Beanie Baby."

According to Ms. Jones, all recipe submissions will be considered for publication in the Big Onion Facebook Fans section of the cookbook, and the winners of the contest will be awarded cash prizes in the amounts of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

The web site advises contest participants that inclusion in the cookbook will be based on the number of recipes received, and each submission must be original. Also, each recipe must be accompanied by a release for use in print and social media.

The deadline for recipes is June 13, and only the first 100 entries will be given the free "Beanie Baby."