Contestants can visit the Dunking Donut web site, where they can virtually create the next Dunking Donut. The creator of the chosen donut will win $12, 000 and have their donut sold at Dunkin Donut stores.
Through March 8, visitors to http://www.DunkinDonuts.com/donut can create their own virtual donut masterpiece from a variety of donut flavors, shapes, toppings and fillings. New interactive elements have been added to the contest website, providing entrants more options to save their creations and share their tasty treats with friends and family. A dozen finalists will be chosen by a panel of Dunkin’ Donuts judges to travel to Dunkin’ Donuts University, the worldwide training center for the company in Massachusetts, this spring for a bake-off, which will be facilitated by Dunkin’ Brands Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler. This year, JetBlue, Boston’s leading carrier, has signed on to be the official airline of the “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut” contest and will offer free airfare to contest finalists flying out of JetBlue cities to the bake-off. The public will also be invited to vote for their favorite finalist online beginning April 19. The grand prize winner / creator of “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut” contest will be unveiled on National Donut Day, June 4.