Every entry in the upcoming contest, February through the end of March, is entered to win a week-long Italian vacation, with the total payout in prizes at more than $150,000.
The contest cross-merchandises Idaho potatoes, Hormel Bacon Toppings andÂ Fresh GourmetÂ products. Point-of-sale materials are available from the commission. In the commissionâ€™s announcement on the annual contest, the group reminds produce managers that creativity is the key to a successful display.
â€œSeriously, the size of your display doesnâ€™t matter,â€ according to the commission. â€œNot all stores have room for a big display. Based on your creativity, you can still win! Smaller displays have the same chance of winning as larger displays.â€
Retailers compete in three categories: 1 to 5 registers, 6 to 9 registers and more than 10 registers. Each category has five places, with prizes ranging from $1,500 to $250.
Contest details are available on the Idaho Potato Commission website.
In the meantime, check out past winners for ideas.
All entries receive a free Gourmia brand ExpressPot.