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Heinz contest lets young artists design packaging for ketchup packets

Young artists from across the country are close to having their brush with fame as the next designers of limited edition Heinz® Ketchup packets. Pop artist Burton Morris and a panel of judges have narrowed the field to 36 finalists out of a record-topping 45,000 entries in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity™ Contest. Now, America is invited to vote for their favorite designs at www.KetchupCreativity.com until March 25. The winners will be announced in April.

“From coast to coast, students certainly have illustrated their love of Heinz Ketchup,” said artist Burton Morris. “It’s been an honor to be part of this contest — and very difficult to choose only 36 finalists among so many talented young artists.”

“We’re thrilled with the number of entries in this year’s contest,” said Laura Reiser, associate brand manager for Heinz Ketchup. “The outpouring of entries demonstrates the passion that so many have for America’s Favorite Ketchup®, and now it’s up to America to vote for their favorites.”

And the Finalists are: Top Three in Each Grade Selected

First Grade

Summer Gray, Lake Country Christian School, Sand Springs, Okla.
Ellen Casey, Rowan Elementary School, Cranberry, Pa.
Nia-Isabella Garza, Hudson Elementary School, Brownsville, Texas
Second Grade

Marcela Salinas, St. Mary's Catholic School, Brownsville, Texas
Colleen Lassa, Pittsville Elementary School, Pittsville, Wis.
Addison Nothnagel, Brush Creek Elementary School, Eagle, Colo.
Third Grade

Kenli Seaman, Baldwin Lane Elementary School, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Julia Kilroy, St. Brendan School, North Olmsted, Ohio
London Lovallo, Riverside Elementary School West, Taylor, Pa.
Fourth Grade

Elizabeth Garza, Hudson Elementary School, Brownsville, Texas
Molly Rollman, Holland Elementary School, Satellite Beach, Fla.
Lauren Lum, Townline Elementary School, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Fifth Grade

Anna Garrett, KLD Youth Foundation, Merritt Island, Fla.
Melissa Rueda, P.S. 20, Q., Flushing, N.Y.
Tyler Ligon, 107th Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sixth Grade

Sarah Ross, Newington Forest Elementary School, Springfield, Va.
Sarah Wilkening, Russell Middle School, Omaha, Neb.
Cayla Green, Friedman Middle School, Taunton, Mass.
Seventh Grade

Anthony Carrillo, Stillman Middle School, Brownsville, Texas
Madeleine Layton, Antioch Middle School, Overland Park, Kan.
Miguel A. Olalde, Lucio Middle School, Brownsville, Texas
Eighth Grade

Kerri Silbaugh, Monart School of Art, Avella, Pa.
Marlon Levy-Faigen, Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School, Jamesville, N.Y.
Leevelle Ben, William J. Clark Middle School, Orangeburg, S.C.
Ninth Grade

Avery Papalouca, Ohio County High School, Hartford, Ky.
Tanner Seidel, Lincoln Northeast High School, Lincoln, Neb.
Tiana Buckner, Elgin High School, Elgin, Okla.
Tenth Grade

Kevin Wilhite, St. Charles West High School, St. Charles, Mo.
Jose Escobar, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, Hialeah, Fla.
Nathan Doverspike, Highlands High School, Natrona Heights, Pa.
Eleventh Grade

Charlene Lee, John P. Stevens High School, Edison, N.J.
Zach Brown, DRS High School for Boys, Woodmere, N.Y.
Lindsey Freeman, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne, Fla.
Twelfth Grade

Peter Yankowsky, Platte County R-3 High School, Platte City, Mo.
Andrew Morejon, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Bailey Smith, Byron P. Steele II High School, Cibolo, Texas
 
Each of the 12 winners’ artwork will be reproduced on approximately 20 million Heinz Ketchup packets — more than 200 million packets combined — and displayed in the Winners’ Gallery on www.KetchupCreativity.com. The 12 winners also will receive a $1,000 cash prize while their schools receive $1,000 toward art supplies, a poster of the winning design and $1,000 worth of Heinz Ketchup.

Source H. J. Heinz Company

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