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Dec 16, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)

People invited to videotape a 2 minute program with their show concept and submit to

CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food Channel® ( has announced a new way for people to submit show ideas, via a Facebook contest where anyone can submit a two-three minute show. "Some of the best ideas are in the minds of people who now have the simple tools in hand to create their own videos," says Kay Logsdon, Editor in Chief. "Anyone can make a video with a smartphone and a friend. We decided it was time to give them a showcase for their ideas."

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The contest, which runs through January 9, is called "Pitch Place", with one grand prize winner slated to win an Android Tablet. Other finalists may find themselves included in a show on, perhaps even being offered a contract for additional shows. "We're looking for new ideas," says Logsdon. "Give us your talent in a food-related drama or comedy. Show us how to demonstrate food differently. Let your passion come across."

Complete rules and additional information can be found at Basics include:

  • Show must be family friendly and food related.
  • Each episode should be 2:00-3:00 minutes in length.
  • Each entry should include a short synopsis of the Show.
  • Must upload Show to either YouTube or Facebook, following their specific uploading rules.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 may not appear in the video. 

Submissions will be received through midnight on Monday, January 9. Our Facebook fans will be able to vote on the finalists from January 18 through February 8.

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