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Submit Your Video "Audition" to the Create® Cooking Challenge 2018

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Tabitha Safdi
The Create Cooking Challenge

Do you love to cook? Show the Create community what you’ve got with the Create Cooking Challenge 2018! Between February 6–March 6, submit a short video of your best tip, project, or recipe, and enter to win one of 18 prizes, from Create merchandise to your own web series! Visit CreateTV.com/challenge for contest rules and requirements.

This is the third year of a national video contest for both professional chefs and home cooks interested in winning a web series on CreateTV.com. Create is one of the nation’s most-watched multicast channels, airing on 238 public TV stations and reaching 46 million viewers annually.

Sponsored by American Public Television (APT), the Create Cooking Challenge runs February 6 – March 6, 2018. Entrants must submit online a short (two minutes or less), original YouTube video featuring their best culinary project, recipe or tip. The contest will be judged by Create staff and a panel of public television chefs: Rick Bayless (Mexico – One Plate at a Time), Joanne Weir, (Joanne Weir’s Plates and Places), Kevin Belton (New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton), Ellie Krieger (Ellie’s Real Good Food), and, Grand Prize winner of the Create Cooking Challenge 2017, Buki Elegbede.

The panel will judge submissions based on the entrant’s demonstrated culinary knowledge, ability to present ideas succinctly, overall telegenic appeal, uniqueness, and production values. A complete list of judging criteria is available on CreateTV.com/challenge/rules.

Buki Elegbede of greater New York, was selected from more than 300 entries for his cooking enthusiasm, stage presence and unique recipe, including great kitchen tips. As part of his Grand Prize, Buki developed a 10-episode web series which premiered on CreateTV.com January 24th.

The Prizes: The Grand Prize for the 2018 contest includes $4,000 and production equipment valued at approximately $1,000 to finance and produce a web series of 10 or more additional two-minute videos to appear on CreateTV.com. Winners will be announced on or about May 18, 2018. An additional 17 prizes will be awarded, ranging from Create merchandise to the Second Prize of $1,000 cash plus production equipment valued at approximately $1,000 to finance and produce a three-episode web series for CreateTV.com. The contest is open to entrants 18 years and older.

The Create Cooking Challenge 2018 official contest rules and submission guidelines are at CreateTV.com/challenge.

About Create: For 13 years, Create® has been the premier lifestyle channel featuring public television’s most popular how-to series: cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening and arts & crafts. Create is produced and distributed by American Public Television (APT); WNET, New York; and WGBH, Boston in association with National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and PBS. Create TV is carried by 238 local public television stations nationwide, reaching 85% of USTVHH, and is seen in 21 of the top 25 U.S. television markets. Create’s companion website CreateTV.com features extensive video, projects, tips, recipes, the Create TV schedule, featured program titles, and hosts.stations nationwide, reaching 86% of USTVHH, and is seen in 21 of the top 25 U.S. television markets. Create’s companion website CreateTV.com features extensive video, projects, tips, recipes, the Create TV schedule, featured program titles, and hosts.

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