Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Pacific Northwest Canned Pears CAN DO CHALLENGE Official Rules


The 2024 Can Do Challenge (“Contest”) is open to employees who work at a non-commercial foodservice operation (K-12 Schools, Colleges & Universities, Business & Industry, Healthcare, and Military) located in the United States.


Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law.


A complete entry will consist of:
Completed entry form,
Clear photo depicting how you serve U.S. grown Pacific Northwest Canned Pears to patrons, and
Description of dish or a recipe (a complete recipe is not required for entry but will be requested for winning entries).

Entries that do not meet all of the entry requirements will be disqualified.

Entries must be submitted online at eatcannedpears.com/can-do. Multiple entries may be submitted. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.


Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm Pacific on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Winners will be notified no later than Friday, June 7, 2024. Winners will be posted on eatcannedpears.com/can-do and on PNCPS social media platforms.


Entrants should check the can label for “Product of USA” to be sure they are using canned pears that are grown and packed in the U.S.

The entry must include Pacific Northwest Canned Pears (halves, sliced, or diced) packed in juice or light syrup featured as an ingredient in a recipe.

Entries will be accepted between December 11, 2023 – April 30, 2024.


All eligible entries will be reviewed by Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service and/or its agents. All decisions are final, binding, and non-disputable.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria, with each being given equal weight in the judges’ assessment:
Plate Appeal: Are the Pacific Northwest Canned Pears being served in a way that is creative? Does the dish look appetizing?
Flavor Appeal: Are the Pacific Northwest Canned Pears featured in a recipe that is delicious, and appealing to your patrons?

First, Second, and Third place winners may be asked to provide proof that their entry uses U.S. grown Pacific Northwest Canned Pears.


Winners will receive checks in the amount of:

First Place: $1,500
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500

All entrants who submit a complete an eligible entry will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service.

Any and all taxes on total prize values are the sole responsibility of the winners. Cash prizes will be awarded by Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service subject to entrant’s company policy. The entrant is solely responsible for confirming pertinent policies and laws. If a winning entrant’s company prohibits the distribution of cash or other prizes, then the prize may be awarded to the company rather than the individual.


By submitting an entry, each entrant grants Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service non-exclusive rights to use the information and photos included in the entry and any resulting prize information for advertising and promotional purposes.

Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service and its growers, processors, members, board, staff, and respective partners are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, inaccurate, misdirected, or undelivered entry materials; or errors or problems of any kind in connection with this Contest.