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ShopRite Partners In Caring, together with General Mills, has revealed the grand-prize winner of the “Knock Out Hunger” T-Shirt Design Contest at an event at New York’s Time Warner Center. Paramus, N.J. resident Ognen Trpeski’s T-shirt design (left) will appear on a special-edition Cheerios box to be sold exclusively at ShopRite stores this fall, and will also be featured in Korto Momolu’s fashion show during New York Fashion Week 2012.
To support its year-round, hunger-fighting initiative, ShopRite, the banner under which members of the Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp. retail cooperative operate stores in the Northeast, invited aspiring artists to raise hunger awareness through original T-shirt designs. At the unveiling, celebrity judges Jeannie Mai, host of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” and Momolu, from “Project Runway,” now on Lifetime, revealed the contest’s top 15 T-shirt submissions.
ShopRite will also recognize the second- and third-place design winners, Charles Estergren of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., and Michele Guerriero of Surf City, N.J., respectively, on the custom Cheerios box.
“Ognen’s inspiring design … speaks so poignantly to the heart of ShopRite Partners In Caring’s mission to help the hungry in our communities,” noted the organization’s spokeswoman, Christine Magyarits. “We’re grateful for the creative and generous spirit of all of those who submitted their one-of-a-kind designs in this contest, helping us to raise awareness of this very serious issue.”