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America’s No. 1-Selling Food Magazine Offers Consumers a Chance to Win

“The MASTERCHEF Experience” Sweepstakes with America’s Most-Watched Cooking Competition Television Series


NEW YORK, NY (MAY 19, 2015)Family Circle, the No. 1-selling food magazine reaching 18 million readers a month, today announced an exclusive partnership with America’s most-watched cooking competition television series MASTERCHEF to launch “The MASTERCHEF Experience” Sweepstakes. As a Season Six partner, Family Circle will be featured on the show and participate in the “Picture Perfect Challenge,” which tasks contestants to create a dish that looks as good as it tastes.

“Food is a passion among our readers and creativity in presentation, flavor and technique is important when preparing meals for a weeknight family dinner or when hosting a dinner party for 12,” said Lee Slattery, Vice President and Publisher of Family Circle. “Teaming up with MASTERCHEF is a natural way to tap into a new audience of food lovers and home cooks who share our excitement for a little friendly competition.”

From May 12, 2015 through August 31, 2015, readers are invited to enter for a chance to win travel and accommodations for a two-night stay in Los Angeles, CA, and a set tour of MASTERCHEF. The sweepstakes’ grand prize winner and a guest will enjoy a meet-and-greet with at least one MASTERCHEF judge. To promote the sweepstakes, Family Circle and MASTERCHEF will partner for a number of in-book, online and on-air features, culminating in the show’s “Picture Perfect Challenge” episode airing on July 15, 2015. The challenge’s winning chef and recipe will be featured in the October 2015 issue of Family Circle.

“MASTERCHEF and Family Circle are the perfect pairing to bring fans and readers alike a truly unique experience,” said Vivi Zigler President, Digital, Brand & Audience Development, Endemol Shine North America. “Whether you cook nightly for yourself, enjoy dining with friends or just plain love to eat good food, MASTERCHEF and Family Circle are ‘go-to’ destinations for those with a culinary passion.”

Season Six of MASTERCHEF kicks off with a special two-hour Season Premiere event Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot will be joined by new judge Christina Tosi, owner and founder of New York City’s Milk Bar, and the 2015 James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

For more information and to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win “The MASTERCHEF Experience,” visit


About Family Circle

Family Circle offers women engaging content, candid advice and the peace of mind to raise a happy, healthy family. Reaching 18 million readers each month via an award-winning print magazine, robust website, tablet editions and social networks, Family Circle understands what inspires women and encourages them to celebrate life’s milestones. Family Circle is the longest-running title sponsor of the Family Circle Cup, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in the world. The event is held annually at Family Circle Magazine Stadium in Charleston, SC.  Family Circle is published twelve times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP] with a circulation of four million.


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About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies in the U.S. that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico. And subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series including Below Deck (Bravo), Bullseye (FOX), Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Fake Off (TruTV) Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), It Takes a Church (GSN), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Kingdom (DirecTV), Knife Fight (Esquire), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Restaurant Startup (CNBC), Swamp People (History), The Island (NBC), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Wipeout (ABC) and many more.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015