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Taste of Home conducts search for Mrs. Holiday

Taste of Home is looking for an ambassador of the holidays. The winner of this contest will win $50,000 and have a role as a spokeswoman for the company.

Visit to enter the virtual pageant. Women who are at least 18 years old are eligible to compete for the role of Mrs. Holiday. Contestants must submit a video entry of no more than two minutes that shows how they bring the holidays to life and convince Taste of Home judges why they should be Taste of Home's Mrs. Holiday. They also should submit a signature holiday recipe in 200 words or less.

View entry rules and instructions at Everyone who enters will receive a free chocolate chip cookie recipe as a thank you for auditioning.

“Mrs. Holiday will be a new type of pageant queen,” said Taste of Home editor-in-chief Catherine Cassidy in a news release. “She’s an advocate, an ambassador and an inspiration who cooks for her family to bring everyone around the table at the holidays. She’s got memorable recipes combined with a celebration attitude.”

Consumers will have a hand in picking Mrs. Holiday by voting for their favorite entrant at from June 4 to September 7. Mrs. Holiday will be selected from among the top 100 vote getters by a panel of experts.

Taste of Home is America’s connection to the personal recipes of people who like to cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, particularly at the holidays. Each year, thousands of people from across the United States and Canada submit more than 40,000 recipes, of which 3,000 are published. Every recipe that is published is carefully evaluated and selected by the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, which ensures that it can be prepared with affordable, everyday ingredients.