As for the Sunset contest, it was much easier. There were several categories, and since I've been doing the Thanksgiving meal for our family for the past eight years, I just had to copy and paste the recipes into the form.
I don't find out until the end of the summer whether or not I am a finalist, so I am prayerfully waiting. The money would help our family and church out quite a bit, and the new kitchen appliances and flooring would be a blessing to us. The Sunset contest also had a year's worth of groceries as part of the winnings. That would save us at least $6000 a year of our own money.
I'll let you know when I find out if I am still in the running by the end of the summer.