April 10, 2009

Rocking ketchup concept wins kid $1,000

An 11-year-old girl in New York says she won $1,000 in the Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest by designing a rock 'n' roll ketchup bottle.

New York resident Melissa Rueda said her winning design for the contest's fifth-grade category featured a Heinz ketchup bottle rocking out to an audience full of french fries, the New York Post said Friday.

In the background, you can see a stage and some french fries playing instruments and singing, she said of her design. It looked really fun.

Rueda told the Post she will use a portion of her prize money to buy her parents a gift while the remainder will go toward her future college education.

The Post said the Heinz competition is in its third year with this year's event having 45,000 entries. Winners in categories for grades 1 through 12 will find their designs on packets of ketchup.