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Enter artwork in bag contest

1/10/2014, 6 a.m.

Creative kids up to age 15 can enter the Fresh Market’s second annual “Design Our Bag” challenge for a chance to have their artwork displayed on reusable shopping bags, art supplies, edible treats and gift cards.

The nationwide search for a new bag design runs through Jan. 28.

The contest will benefit Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. Last year’s inaugural challenge and winning bags raised more than $50,000 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.

Children 15 and younger who love food and art can submit a drawing of their favorite product sold at the Fresh Market stores. The top two artists, voted on by employees, will have their designs printed on limited edition reusable shopping bags, which will be sold in the specialty grocery retailer’s stores in 2014.

The Fresh Market will donate 50 percent of the retail price of each bag sold to No Kid Hungry, with a minimum donation of $150,000.

The winners also will receive a $200 gift card for the Fresh Market, a kid-friendly goodie bag filled with an artist kit and edible treats, and accolades via social media channels. There are 151 stores and each will award its top two finalists a $50 gift card. For rules and prizes, visit www

.thefreshmarket.com/designourbag.