Surya Launches Instagram Contest

SuryaCALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has launched a contest on Instagram, where designers and retailers can post a photo of themselves with a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location for a chance to win Surya products. Surya hands out thousands of colorful jute tote bags at various markets and events every year and wants to see where people have taken them, the company said. The contest ends midnight EST on June 20.

To enter, people must follow @suryasocial on Instagram, post a photo of themselves with a Surya tote bag in a novel or original location and mention @suryasocial and use the hashtag #SpottedwithSurya.

Three prizes will be awarded for the most creative and original entries: $1,000, $500 and $250 each of Surya products for the first, second and third place winners, respectively.

Each photo counts as one entry, with a limit of two entries per Instagram account. Instagram users who submit a valid entry agree to allow Surya to use the photo as it pertains to the #SpottedwithSurya contest. Winners will be contacted via Instagram.

“At Surya, we recognize the importance of using sustainable materials whenever possible,” said Satya Tiwari, president. “With this in mind, we have designed our reusable tote bags to be both eye-catching and eco-friendly, providing a smart and stylish alternative to plastic shopping bags. We look forward to viewing the entries on Instagram and discovering the many places people are carrying Surya tote bags.”

Launched in 2013, Surya’s Instagram page has more than 3,600 followers.