National Watermelon Promotion BoardMore information about the National Watermelon Month display contest, and photos of previous winners, is available at www.watermelon.org. The National Watermelon Association and National Watermelon Promotion Board added a new category for retailers who like go to big with their watermelon display contest entries.
This year, the organizations offer grand prizes in two categories: best display and largest display. Last year, Sobey’s built a record-breaking display featuring 200 bins of watermelons at a Halifax, Nova Scotia, store.
“We can only imagine which store will attempt to break the current record of 200 bins,” said Mark Arney, executive director of the National Watermelon Promotion board, in a news release.
Grand prize winners receive $1,000 and the opportunity to attend the National Watermelon Association convention in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 19-23, for the culmination of the NWA’s centennial celebration.
The National Watermelon Month display contest runs during July. Rules, entry information and photos of previous winners are available in the retail section of www.watermelon.org.