|Staples Announces Grand-Prize Winner of Hometown Views Photo Contest|
As the grand-prize winner, Mr. Szeto has won a four-day, three-night "Ultimate Photo Vacation to Iceland," as well as a $100 gift card for Staples' Copy and Print Centers. In addition, Mr. Szeto's photo, entitled "Urban Glow," will be sold in over 1,300 Staples stores throughout the United States beginning in July, with Mr. Szeto earning royalties of up to $5,000.
Mr. Szeto's winning photo is on display at http://www.staples.com/hometownviews, where anyone can view all Hometown Views regional finalists' photos. In addition, starting in July, the winning photo and finalist photos can be purchased in the form of color posters at Staples stores in their specific regions. These photos from all across the United States show off contest participants' hometown pride, from the energy of New York City to the magnificence of the California Coast to the warmth of small towns in between.
"Staples' Hometown Views Contest gives amateur photographers from every part of our country the chance to showcase their talent by capturing what makes their hometown special," said Rob Schlacter, Vice President of Business Services at Staples. "We congratulate Mr. Szeto for a beautiful photo that truly highlights the spirit and passion for our neighborhoods and communities."
Staples Copy & Print Centers offer full-service copying and printing services with a 100 percent quality guarantee. Signature services include digital color copying, printing of customized letterhead, envelopes and business cards, lamination and various binding capabilities. Additional services include wide format color printing capabilities for high quality photo enlargements, posters, signs and banners. For added convenience, customers can also visit the online Staples Copy & Print Center at www.staples.com/copyandprint to upload digital files and submit print and copy jobs to any store location.
Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates approximately 1,900 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.
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