Yenra : Food : Twinkies : Hostess box design contest for kids using colored pencils, crayons, markers or paints offers prizes of 75,000 dollars in college scholarships


On April 6, 2004, Hostess Twinkies celebrated its 74th Birthday, but party plans were already underway for the famous snack cake's 75th birthday the next year. Starting April 1, children 6-11 could join the celebration by entering the first-ever Twinkies box design contest entitled "Twinkies Celebrates 75 Years of Fun".

Entries were judged based on appropriateness of drawing to the theme; originality and creativity; and fun and appeal. Interstate Brands Corporation, the baker of Hostess snack cakes, requires that box design submissions be hand-made, using colored pencils, crayons, markers or paints. Ten finalists were awarded college scholarships ranging from $40,000 to $1,000, a Giant brand bike and a Twinkies prize pack. In addition, the Grand Prize winner's design was featured on the front of a special Twinkies 75th birthday box sold nationwide in April 2005.