In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is sponsoring a contest for the state's high school sophomore and junior students to create a new ice cream flavor.

All submissions will be assessed by a team of experts and only a limited number will be further developed by The Food Processing Center for evaluation. Final product development will be performed by The Food Processing Center. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of uniqueness of concept, overall appeal and feasibility.

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Entry deadline is April 2, with the winner announced by April 30. The winning student will have the opportunity to visit UNL to participate in the final production run of the winning flavor. The public will enjoy the award winning flavor at The Food Processing Center’s 30th Year Anniversary Open House June 9.  

At the open house, the student will be recognized and awarded a $1,500-scholarship by Dr. Rolando Flores, director of The Food Processing Center.