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Calling All Chefs: Create Your Video for the Create Cooking Challenge

Public television’s premier lifestyle channel to showcase up-and-coming culinary talent

BOSTON (January 19, 2016): Starting today, professional chefs and home cooks who think their cooking warrants national attention may begin plotting production strategies for a short video submission for the Create Cooking Challenge: a national contest for individuals interested in winning their own web series on CreateTV.com. The official rules and a sample of the submission form are now available on the website to help entrants start work on their video. Sponsored by American Public Television (APT), the contest launches February 8. Create is public television's premier lifestyle channel featuring well known TV chefs. The national channel is seen locally on nearly 230 PTV stations representing more than 80% of U.S. TV households. Create reaches 46 million viewers who enjoy cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening and arts & crafts programs.

The Create Cooking Challenge runs February 8 – 29, 2016. To participate, entrants must submit online a short (two minutes or less) video featuring their best culinary project, recipe, or tip. Open to home cooks and professional chefs, this contest will be judged by Create staff and an esteemed panel of public television chefs: Chris Kimball (America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country), Pati Jinich (Pati's Mexican Table), Jacques Pépin (Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul), Sara Moulton (Sara's Weeknight Meals), and Chef Irie (Taste the Islands with Chef Irie).

Winners will be announced on or about April 13, 2016. Prizes range from Create merchandise to $1,000 to finance a 10-episode web series on CreateTV.com. The contest is open to entrants 18 years and older.

Those who want to enter the Create Cooking Challenge can find official contest rules at CreateTV.com/challenge.

About Create: Now in its 11th year, Create® is the premier lifestyle channel featuring public television’s most popular how-to series, including 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 227 local public television stations nationwide, reaching more than 80% of USTVHH, and is seen in 20 of the top 25 U.S. television markets. Create's companion website CreateTV.com features extensive video, projects, tips, recipes, the Create TV schedule, a full list of more than 60 program titles, and the hosts featured on Create.

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