airforce Nutrisoda Announces T-Shirt Design Contest Winners for “Style Conscience” Campaign


@@img1MINNEAPOLIS, (Jan 2007) – airforce® Nutrisoda® announced the winners of the “Style Conscience” t-shirt design contest to support Dress for Success, a non-profit organization promoting economic independence for disadvantaged women. Anna Hoychuk, of Mercer Island, Wash. was announced the grand prize winner. The additional category winners selected by popular vote included: Xinxin Zhang of Carbondale, Ill., Elise Stearns-Niesen of Burbank, Calif., Saman Bemel Benrud of Minneapolis, Minn., and Billy Thiex, Minneapolis, Minn.

This multi-category contest was designed to raise awareness as well as raise funds for Dress for Success using edun LIVE t-shirts, which are part of the EDUN fashion label. Dress for Success will receive100 percent of the profits from t-shirt sales.

Contest entrants were invited to submit artwork that included the ionic airforce Nutrisoda airplane logo. Thousands of Nutrisoda fans and online visitors voted for Hoychuk’s creation, “Dandelion”, as the grand prize winning t-shirt design. This design will be screen-printed on 100 percent African cotton tees that will be produced by edun LIVE, a socially-conscious apparel company helping to create much-needed employment and trade opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hoychuck is a graphic design student at South Seattle Community College, in Seattle, Wash. Her submission, which included tiny Nutrisoda airplanes, reminded her of fluffy dandelion seeds, sparking the idea of this winning design.

“I am so honored that my artwork was chosen as the grand prize winner among so many creative designs,” Hoychuck said. “The most important part of this contest is channeling my artistic expression to contribute to such a significant and worldly cause.”

“We were overwhelmed by all of the innovative designs submitted and voters for this contest that supports such an important philanthropic effort”, said Phil Mero, Director of Lifestyle Marketing for Ardea Beverage Company. ” We are proud of our partnerships with edun LIVE and Dress for Success since they both share the same strong values on being socially conscious and helping to advance disadvantaged women – whether domestically or in southern Africa. Nutrisoda is good to drink, good for you and good for humanity. We’re the Good Soda.”

In addition to having Hoychuck’s winning design produced by Nutrisoda on the edun LIVE label, she will receive a trip for two to Boston, a two night stay in a luxury Kimpton Hotel, a 12 pack of airforce Nutrisoda each month for a year, a pair of PF Flyers action shoes and 100 Dandelion printed tees for her friends and family. The category winners will receive a 12-pack of Nutrisoda each month for a year and a pair of PF Flyers action shoes.

The Dandelion t-shirt will retail for $15.00 and will be available in February by visiting, where all contest designs are currently posted.

About airforce® Nutrisoda®
Introduced in 2003, airforce Nutrisoda, targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware people who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the seven flavors within the portfolio feature striking packaging and contain vitamins and minerals formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefit. The products have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories, appealing to fashion and health-conscious consumers. Nutrisodas in the line include: Immune, Energize, Flex, Focus, Calm, Radiant and Slender.

airforce Nutrisoda is available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations and online. With a strong commitment to social causes, airforce Nutrisoda tastes good, looks good, and does good. Call us the Good Soda.

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About Ardea Beverage Company
The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient enhanced sodas that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minn.