365 Sandwich Challenge

Following the success of our inaugural International Italian Sandwich competition this year at the International Pizza Expo, we wanted to give you all a chance to get in on the action and show us your Italian sandwich masterpieces as well!


Winner will receive the following:

  • Entry into the International Italian Sandwich Championship at the 2022 International Pizza Expo.
  • Hotel Room During the International Pizza Expo 2022 in Las Vegas (1 qty.) - 4 nights / 5 days at one of our host hotels (Room and taxes only. Excludes incidentals).
  • $100 Gift Card

2nd Place will receive the following:

  • Echo Dot
  • 2 Free registrations to International Pizza Expo 2022
  • $50 Gift Card

Complete the form below to submit your recipe. 


Each valid entry must include the completed entry form with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Pizzeria / restaurant
  • Name of the Sandwhich
  • Detailed recipe
  • Photo
  • Description (200 words or less)
  • Video describing your entry and the inspiration behind the creation of your sandwich recipe. (no longer than 2 minutes in length)
  • Your recipe must be entirely original and created by you.
  • Each recipe must include readily available ingredients and use standard, unabbreviated U.S. measurements, (i.e., cups, tablespoons, teaspoons, ounces, or pounds), specific amounts for each ingredient.
  • Contest participation is open only to pizzeria or Italian restaurant owners or operators, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
  • The contest is open only to owners, managers, chefs or employees 18 years or older from the restaurant and pizzeria industries. Pizza Expo 365, Pizza Today or Pizza Expo employees and their family members are not eligible, nor are employees or representatives of advertisers, exhibitors, other suppliers to the industry or their affiliates.
  • The contest is limited to the first 100 completed entry forms received.
  • Photo, Description and/or Video and collectively referred to as an entry. Only one entry per contestant per establishment will be accepted.
  • The 365 Sandwich Challenge will be open for entries beginning at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and will close at 11:59 P.M. PST on October 15th, 2021 ("Entry Period"). The winner will be announced shortly after. All entries become the property of Pizza Expo 365 and will not be acknowledged or returned.
RULES (Conforming to rules for the International Italian Sandwich Championship):
  • Your entry must be a hot or cold Italian inspired sandwich consisting of a any combination of Italian ingredients, sauces, toppings and/or décor/garnishes on any type of bread, roll or bun.
  • Your entry must be a sandwich that you would possibly see on the menu of a pizzeria, Italian restaurant or bakery.
  • The sandwiches should adhere to Italian cuisine’s basic tenets: technique; presentation; flavor balance and taste.
  • Sandwiches will be scored by an expert panel of judges on the basis of taste, creativity and appearance.
  • Decisions by the judges are final and binding in all aspects of this contest.