Think you’re the next great cookbook author? Rachael Ray and her imprint, Rachael Ray Books - The Atria Publishing Group, are launching "The Great American Cookbook Competition."

This is your opportunity to show off your recipes along with your original book concept in a competition that will land one lucky winner a book contract, a culinary trip to Cancun, Mexico, a suite of GE kitchen appliances and other great prizes!

Four Finalists will also receive great prize packages. We want to learn all about you, your culinary story and what you've got cooking, whether you're an appetizer whiz, a cupcake savant or a cook who can tackle any meal.

You’ll need to show us your skills:

• Tell us about yourself, your cooking philosophy and how your can-do, problem-solving attitude is reflected in your recipes and/or cooking style.
• Describe what your cookbook will be about.
• Provide 3 recipes that showcase your book concept.
• Upload a video featuring you preparing one of your recipes and telling us about your book.

The Top 5 Finalists will come to New York City to compete in Rachael’s studio where the ultimate winner will be crowned in May 2014.

Who can Enter:

Must be 18 years or older

Never been published

Cannot have had more than 12 months of culinary school

To enter, click here.

Read: Official contest rules