News Release
 January 25, 2005
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz

Tops Markets invites young artists across WNY to participate

Buffalo, NY  Calling all young artists! Tops Markets and the Taste of Buffalos Board of Directors invite high school students from across Western New York to be part of the Taste of Buffalo excitement by creating original artwork based on this years theme, Safari On Delaware. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 currently enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school in Erie and Niagara counties.

Once all entries are submitted and judging is complete, the Grand Prize winners work will be used in the final design of the 2005 Taste of Buffalo events poster and promotional materials being distributed throughout Western New York. Both the Grand Prize winner and the winners school Art Department will receive $500 awards. Second prize receives a $150 gift certificate for art supplies and framing courtesy of Hyatts  All Things Creative and third prize wins a $100 gift certificate to Media Play.

Completed entries must be mailed or hand delivered to: Taste of Buffalo Poster Art Contest, Buffalo Alliance for Education, 275 Oak Street  Suite 220, Buffalo, NY 14203, Attn: Pat Jensen. Entries must be received by March 4, 2005. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, visit

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 161 Tops Markets and 202 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast New York. Tops website can be found at



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