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Local Photographer’s Work Showcased on Soda Bottles

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The Jones Soda label which showcases a picture taken by Greg Zelinski. Greg Zelinski

Last week, Glen Zelinsky of Niverville received some great news: one of his photos was selected to be featured on a cycle of Jones Soda pop bottles. The winning picture was taken just outside of Niverville and Zelinksy says he took it last summer while out for an evening run.

Zelinsky, a husband and dad of three who also works for an advertising agency, recently received a letter telling him that the photo will be found soon on the company’s Blue Bubblegum flavour of sodas.

“At times Jones will email you to let you know you’ve been chosen, or you can see on their website if they chose your photo,” Zelinsky says. “But in this case, I had no idea until I checked my mail.”

Jones Soda Co., based out of Seattle, Washington, has been producing unique flavoured pop since 1986. They distribute their sodas and candies all across the United States and Canada, and every Jones bottle showcase’s a submitted photo for the label. The recognition for those photos are printed on the labels, and in this case Zelinsky’s name and Niverville are clear on the final product.

This isn’t the first time the soda company has chosen one of Zelinsky’s snapshots.

“I have been submitting photos sporadically over the last ten years or so,” he says. “This is actually my fifth label. One of my other recent labels was a photo of my daughter using a banana as a phone, and we actually found most of those bottles at Country Snacks here in town. It is fun when you find the first one, and then you want to hunt for more.”

Anyone can submit photos on the company’s website.

Does Zelinsky have any tips for other aspiring photographers looking to get in on the action?

“I just try to submit photos I feel they may find funny,” he says, “or that might catch someone’s eye within the company.”

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