CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has announced the winners of its #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest, which ended July 15. The first place winner is Whitney Reed for Gum Wall in Seattle, Wash., who will receive $1,000 worth of Surya products. Second place winner Ingrid Brown for Amazon Jungle in Manaus, Brazil will receive $500 worth of Surya products. Third place winner Ashley Martin for Wedding in Hickory, N. C. will receive $250 worth of Surya products.
To enter the contest, designers and retailers were asked to post to Instagram a photo of a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location. Entries were judged on creativity and originality.
“Each year, we distribute thousands of colorful and eco-friendly jute tote bags at markets and other events,” said Surya President Satya Tiwari. “The bags continue to be very popular and we are pleased to be able to offer market attendees a versatile and fashion-forward way to carry items both at market and in their daily lives. We were impressed with the creativity shown by all of the entrants and with the variety of places—both near and far—that people take our bags. We congratulate the winners.”