The Vidalia Onion Committee has announced the winners of its retail display contest featuring the cartoon character Shrek.
More than 150 retailers in more than a dozen states participated in the “Ogres and Onions” contest, said Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Vidalia, Ga.-based committee.

“This contest had the highest level of participation the Vidalia Onion Committee has had to date,” Brannen said. “With every contest we sponsor, I see more and more good in the outcome.”

Grand prize winner Cathy Harden, produce manager of a Harvey’s store in Macon, Ga., receives a three-day, two-night vacation for four to Orlando, Fla.

First place ($1,000) went to Melissa Price, produce manager of a Harvey’s in Moultrie, Ga. Second place ($500) went to Paul Pogrebneak, produce merchandiser for Pennington Quality Market in Pennington, N.J. Five third-place winners received $100.

Winners were judged on the size and location of their displays, creative display techniques and the quality of the display.

Vidalia committee names Shrek contest winners

Courtesy The Vidalia Onion Committee

A nationwide display contest for Vidalia Onion used signage and Shrek to attract consumers.