Jelly Belly Invites Fans to Create Virtual Bean Art for Springtime Fun

Mar 11, 2010, 20:04 ET from Jelly Belly Candy Company

FAIRFIELD, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for spring celebrations the tasty and colorful Jelly Belly jelly bean launched a drawing app at inviting artists of all ages to design a Jelly Belly masterpiece.  The virtual artwork has fans drawing jelly beans with attitude, beauty and creativity—all on the signature bean-shaped canvas.  

A wonderful activity for the whole family to get drawing online, bean art has something for everyone.  Budding artists can post, print and share their masterpieces with friends and family, making a personally expressive Easter gift.

Artists use Graffiti's popular Facebook app to design, draw and paint in every color of the rainbow.  Vincent Bean Goghs and Pablo Beancassos who create a Jelly Belly bean masterpiece on the site by March 22 will be entered into a contest and the chance to win $500 grand prize.

More prizes for Jelly Belly bean works of art will be awarded for best in categories of "funniest," "best use of color," "most creative" and honorable mentions.

Voting opens for everyone to select their favorite designs through Easter Sunday April 4.  Prizes will be awarded for the top 150 designs voted on by fans.  The finalists and grand prize winning design will be announced on April 8.

Check for a direct link to the app, or through Facebook at  Fans can still create and share after the bean art contest, so check back any time inspiration strikes.

Jelly Belly Candy Company, headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., makes over 90 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans and licorice, jells, candy corn, chocolate-covered treats, gummies and seasonal confections.

SOURCE Jelly Belly Candy Company