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The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS now accepting submissions

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS, taking place July 7-8, 2018, will once again fill the streets of downtown Buffalo with delicious morsels from over 55 restaurants and food trucks, and six wineries, and wants you to capture its essence in art. As Buffalo gets ready for one of its favorite summer festivals, it welcomes a new twist to the annual TOPS Poster Art contest. For more than ten years, the art contest invited high schools students to enter, but this year the contest is open to the public.Beginning Monday, February 5, 2018 persons 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit their designs. Original works of art that best convey the feel and flavor of this summertime food festival and the 35th year birthday theme will be accepted until Friday, March 16. Two cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded (one in each of two age categories – 13-18 years of age and 19+ years of age). One grand prize winner will then be selected from the two finalists. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $500 and their artwork will become the official 2018 Taste of Buffalo poster and will be used in some of the Taste’s other marketing materials. The entries will be judged and the winners will be announced on or about Monday, April 9, 2018. A complete list of rules and design guidelines can be found on the TOPS website at and on

“We’re excited to be able to open up the contest to the community this year” said Richard McDermott, 2018 Taste Chair. “In years past we’ve had very talented young artists submit their artwork from area high schools, but this year we’ve decided to expand the contest to the public to embrace the talents that we know exist in our community.”

About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at

About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation’s largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year. The 35th annual Taste will take place on July 7 and 8, 2018 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. More than $360,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition to five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit and find @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Kathy Romanowski

Source: Tops Friendly Markets

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