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Joseph Piersa of Lancaster Named Grand Prize Winner of Poster Art Contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops

Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:15 pm

April 12, 2019, BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo have announced the grand prize winner of the 2019 Poster Art Contest – Joseph Piersa, an 18-year-old from Lancaster, N.Y. Joseph’s design earned top honors in the 13 to 18-year-old age group. His artwork will be featured on the cover of the event’s festival guide and on the festival poster. In addition, Joseph will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Lori Wagner, a resident of Buffalo., is the winner of the 19+ age group and will be presented with $500. The prizes are courtesy of Tops and the Taste of Buffalo.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to tap into Western New York’s richly talented community of artists to capture the essence of our festival,” said Matt Testa, 2019 Taste of Buffalo chair. “The Poster Art Contest received more than 100 entries this year, and we appreciate the hard work that went into every submission.”

Click here to view the winners.

The Taste of Buffalo will take place on July 13 and 14, 2019 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.

About Tops Friendly Markets
Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.

About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year. The 36th annual Taste will take place on July 13 and 14, 2019 along Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. More than $500,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition to five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com, and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.