Florida Woman Wins Dream Vacation In National Contest
SAN DIEGO – July 11, 2011 – As most parents know, children can say the funniest things and ask the funniest questions. Now one funny gem has won a Florida woman and her family a vacation to Walt Disney World, thanks to Chicken of the Sea.
The Chicken of the Sea Funniest Kids’ Quotes Contest™ garnered thousands of entrants who submitted a short essay showcasing their child’s funny comment or question on Chicken of the Sea’s Facebook page. The winners were chosen by popular public vote.
Grand-prize winner, Veronica Semino of Pembroke Pines, Fla., brought a new perspective to nursing with her entry, “Baby Eating Boobies.” When Semino’s 3-year-old daughter saw her newborn brother nursing for the first time, sheyelled, “Oh no Mami, the baby is eating your boobies!”
As the grand-prize winner, Semino will receive a four-day, three-night family vacation to Walt Disney World.
“A few months ago, we launched the Chicken of the Sea Funniest Kids’ Quotes Contest™ to give our consumers a new way to engage with the brand and have some fun in the process,” said John Sawyer, Chicken of the Sea’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We wanted parents to be able to share the same stories about their kids that they share with their friends on a regular basis, except in a more public and engaging way.”
Following in Semino’s footsteps, the first runner-up is Wendy Hughes of Cincinnati for her entry, “Tired & Confused,” which earned her a cash prize of $1,000. The second runner-up and winner of $500 goes to Jenny Hernandez of Rincon, Ga., for her entry “Hey Nana!” The first and second runner-up stories can be viewed at Chicken of the Sea’s Facebook page.
The contest builds off of the brand’s latest advertising and marketing campaign that brings its iconic Mermaid to life. In a recent video, the Mermaid tries to explain to a little boy why Chicken of the Sea is the best tuna with the boy asking “why?” over and over again, as children are known to do quite often.
A seafood category leader, Chicken of the Sea provides a variety of shelf-stable seafood products, including tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, mackerel and sardines. The Chicken of the Sea brand and famous Mermaid icon are among the most recognized brands in America.