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CALHOUN, Ga. — June 10, 2015 — Whitney Reed of Hutson’s Fine Furniture in Cape Girardeau, Mo., took first place honors in Surya's second #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest for her photo of a Surya tote bag at the Color Me Cape 5K Run in Cape Girardeau. Second place was awarded to Terri Pastor of Dallas-based Terri Pastor Interiors for her image captured in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, while Megan Filzen of Roseville, Minn., received third place for her photo next to the “giant boot” at L.L.Bean’s store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

The contest, which was held from April 2 – May 15, 2015, required participants to post a photo of a Surya tote bag in a novel or unusual setting to their Instagram page, mention @suryasocial and tag the photo #SpottedwithSurya.

“The vibrant hues of the color run inspired me the in the same way that Surya has inspired me to push my design limits and think outside the box,” said Whitney Reed, sales floor manager and interior designer, Hutson’s Fine Furniture. “I am so passionate about the design process and love how Surya continues to stay ahead of the game. I can't wait to see what is to come in the future!”

The winners were chosen by Surya’s leadership team based on creativity and originality, with the first prize winner receiving $1,000 worth of Surya products and the second and third place winners receiving $500 and $250 worth of products, respectively. The winning images can be viewed here.

“It’s exciting to see so many people making use of their Surya tote bags outside of market,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “When we first introduced the tote bags several years ago, we had no idea they would end up in so many interesting places across the globe. The #SpottedwithSurya contest is a fun way to see where the bags have ‘traveled’ and we thank all of the entrants for their participation and creativity.”

Surya will be handing out its popular tote bags in a range of fashion forward designs and colors during the upcoming summer markets.

Established in 2013, Surya’s Instagram page currently has more than 8,900 followers. Surya can be located on any social media platform using the tag “suryasocial”.