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    NCGA Announces “My Co-op Rocks” Winners

    Seven fans’ videos win nearly $3,000 in prizes

    Stop-motion legumes, profit zombies on attack and hip-hop in the aisles are among the top seven winners in the second “My Co-op Rocks,” an online video contest hosted by National Cooperative Grocers Association and sponsored by Equal Exchange and Frontier Natural Products Co-op.

    My Co-op Rocks asked co-op fans nationwide to creatively share the reasons they shop at and support a food co-op. In their entries, co-op enthusiasts lauded everything from access to non-genetically modified foods to being part of their community.

    “My Co-op Rocks offers a platform for co-op shoppers to share the reasons they love their local food co-op,” said Robynn Shrader, NCGA CEO. “We’re inspired by the creativity and talent of this year's participants.”

    Individuals submitted videos Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, and voting continued through Oct. 15. Winners were selected in two categories: People’s Choice, based on the general public’s votes, and “Judges’ Choice,” for which a panel of judges scored videos based on creativity, theme and overall appeal.

    Prizes were awarded to the top three entries in each category. First-place winners received an Apple iPad, second-place winners received a $500 co-op gift card and third-place winners received a co-op customized Flip Slide HD cam. This year, a tie was awarded for Judges’ Choice third-place winners.

    View the winning videos here:

    People’s Choice first place

    People’s Choice second place 

    People’s Choice third place
    Judges’ Choice first place

    Judges’ Choice second place

    Judges’ Choice third place

    Honest Weight Rocks!

    For more details and to view all entries in the contest, visit www.MyCoopRocks.coop.

    Founded in 1999, the National Cooperative Grocers Association is a business services cooperative for consumer-owned food co-ops located throughout the United States. NCGA is owned by 114 food co-ops operating nearly 150 stores in 32 states with combined annual sales exceeding $1.2 billion.

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