Frequently Asked Questions

How can I nominate myself as a Hero of the Grill for a chance win $5,000?

Submit an essay telling us why you are a Hero of your Grill and explain how/why you inspire others at the grill. The entry period is 4/24/19 - 9/3/19. Limit one (1) nomination per person. One (1) grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the program. Story must be in English.

Can I nominate anyone other than myself?

No, you may only nominate yourself for this contest.

What happens to my "Hero of the Grill" nomination after it’s entered?

will be reviewed to ensure it meets requirements listed in official rules and will then be entered into sweepstakes for the Grand Prize.

How can I win one of the hundreds of sweepstakes prizes?

Play the Get Grilling America Daily Instant Win Game throughout the promotion for a chance to win a prize every single day. Limit one (1) game play per person per day.

What can I win?

The Contest Grand Prize is $5,000.00 cash to the "Hero of the Grill".

The thousands of Sweepstakes Prizes you could win include:

  • Belt Buckles
  • Cowboy hats
  • Mason Jars
  • Sunglasses
  • Smithfield branded Insulated Totes
  • Smithfield branded baseball caps
  • Weber thermometers
  • Gallo shirts
  • $10 Walmart digital gift cards
  • Tuffy Stone Cookbooks

How is the contest judged?

All eligible Nominations will be judged by a panel of qualified judges using the following equally-weighted criteria: 1) Creativity and Originality while keeping with the spirit of The Grilling Hero Theme 2) Clarity of Expression and 3) Overall Essay Quality. The Nomination that receives the highest total score will be the Grand Prize Winner, subject to verification.

When will the winners be selected?

Potential Grand prize winners will be notified by email and/or phone on or about 9/9/19.

Sweepstakes prize winners will be selected throughout the program 4/2/19 - 9/4/19.

How can I find out who won?

For a list of the winners, send an email to be received by 10/31/19 to: and include “Smithfield “Hero of the Grill” Promotion” in the subject line. Names will be sent after winners have been verified.

How will I find out if I won?

All potential prize winners will be notified by the email they provided when registering. Please allow up to 30 days for prize notification. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified by email and/or phone on or about 9/9/19.

Where can I send questions about the contest or sweepstakes?

If the full contest rules don’t answer your questions, please select “contact us” on the microsite to send us an email.