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Winner's of Surya's Instagram photo contest are, clockwise, Whitney Reed at the Gum Wall in Seattle, Ingrid Brown in the Amazon Jungle, and Ashley Martin at a wedding in Hickory, N.C. 

Surya has announced the winners of its #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest, which ran from May 28 to July 15. Chosen by Surya’s leadership team, the lucky winners include 1st place: Whitney Reed at the Gum Wall in Seattle—$1,000 worth of Surya products;  2nd Place: Ingrid Brown in the Amazon Jungle in Manaus, Brazil—$500 worth of Surya products, and 3rd Place: Ashley Martin at a wedding in Hickory, N. C.—$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, with winning entrants receiving free Surya products.
“Each year, we distribute thousands of colorful and eco-friendly jute tote bags at markets and other events,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “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.” 
Launched last year, Surya’s Instagram page has more than 4,300 followers. Designers and retailers are invited to continue to post to Instagram images of Surya tote bags in interesting locations using the hashtag #SpottedwithSurya. 
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