The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission is looking for contestants for its ninth-annual Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest.

This contest includes fresh, canned and frozen sweet potatoes.

Contestants can enter original recipes into one of five categories: appetizers, side dishes, entrees, desserts and professional, according to a news release.

The contest runs through May 31. The overall winner will be awarded $1,000. A prize of $500 will be given to each winner from the five categories, according to the release.

The final recipes will be judged by an independent panel of food industry professionals in June 2013.

To enter a recipe contestants can visit and click on the Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest icon, according to the release.