Pillsbury® Celebrates National Contest Winner For Sharing A Special, Everyday Baking Moment

Pillsbury Doughboy® Awards Winner a $10,000 Family Vacation to Help Him "Celebrate More"

Apr 20, 2012, 08:10 ET from The J.M. Smucker Company

ORRVILLE, Ohio, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the day the training wheels came off to a Little League victory to simply being together with family and friends, there's always a reason to celebrate every day!  The makers of Pillsbury® baking products are pleased to announce the Grand Prize Winner of the Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest. Congratulations to Mark L. of Ballwin, MO, who has won a $10,000 family vacation to Celebration, FL for a heart-warming photo of his three children baking up sweet memories together in the kitchen on a snowy day. Mark and his family will also receive a special visit from the Pillsbury Doughboy® at a hometown celebration event in St. Louis.

"We love to bake as a family, and there's always a lot of fun along the way," said Grand Prize Winner Mark L. "Our picture was taken on a snowy day and I think it represents the coziness and feeling of togetherness created when we bake together."

"Mark's photo captured a special moment made even sweeter by making a Pillsbury home-baked dessert to bring his family together," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We are honored to have a part in creating special moments like these every day and would like to thank all the Finalists for sharing their family celebrations with us. We hope these photos inspire families to create baking memories that will last a lifetime."

The nine runners-up in the Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest are:

  • Amy C. of Ham Lake, MN
  • Angela A. of Brodhead, WI
  • Jennifer T. of Knob Noster, MO
  • Kim E. of New Prague, MN
  • Melissa S. of San Antonio, TX
  • Nancy S. of Saint Charles, MO
  • Reymundo J. of Albuquerque, NM
  • Sarah Z. of Port Matilda, PA
  • Teresa J. of Livonia, MI

For all photos, captions and more information about Pillsbury baking contests and promotions, visit www.pillsburybaking.com. Fans can also find fun baking tips, recipes and join the baking community at www.Facebook.com/PillsburyBaking.  

About the Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest

To mark those special moments to celebrate every day, the makers of Pillsbury baking products encouraged families to share their own special moments in the Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest. From September through November 2011, fans of Pillsbury baking mixes, frostings and flours were encouraged to visit www.pillsburybaking.com to submit a photo that depicts their family celebration and provide a caption describing how the experience made them feel. Entries were judged by a qualified panel of judges and the finalist entries were then posted on the website from January through March 2012 for an online vote. The finalist with the highest total combined score from the initial judging and the online voting was deemed the Grand Prize Winner.

About The J.M. Smucker Company

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Cafe Bustelo®, Cafe Pilon®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except for the following which are used under license:  Pillsbury®, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC; Carnation® is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.; Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC; and Douwe Egberts® and Pickwick® are registered trademarks of Sara Lee/DE B.V.  Borden® and Elsie are also trademarks used under license.

SOURCE The J.M. Smucker Company