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Photography Contest

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Have an eye for photography? Enter the Tulip Festival Amateur Photo Contest for a chance to show off your photos and win great prizes. Take a photograph during the 2016 Tulip Festival and send it to us along with the submission form (below). We are accepting photo submissions through Tuesday, May 10, 2016.


Age Groups

  • Junior (ages 17 and under as of May 7, 2016)
  • Adult (ages 18 and above as of May 7, 2016)


  • Tulip
  • Other Plant Life

How To Enter

Step 1:

Download the entry form below and complete.

Step 2: 

Email your completed entry form along with your photo submission to:

Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.
Limit one entry per person, per year. 




Judging Criteria:

Two age groups are available including youth and adult. Each age group features two categories—tulips and other plant life—with a People's Choice winner in each category and age group.

At the conclusion of the Tulip Festival judges from Thanksgiving Point, will vote on photos based on originality, creativity, and what best represents the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival and the Ashton Gardens. Judges will pick five finalists photos from each age group and category to be posted for People's Choice judging on the Thanksgiving Point Facebook page.  Photos can be voted on (“liked”) by the entrant and entrant’s friends through May 26, 2016. The photo with the most likes in each category and age group will receive a People's Choice award.

People's Choice Award includes:
(one per category and age group)
  • Photo pass to the Ashton Gardens
  • Family or Grandparent Membership
  • Photo printed in an edition of the Thanksgiving Point Gazette
  • Photo featured on Thanksgiving Point’s Facebook page

Grand Prize

In addition to the People's Choice Awards one lucky entrant will win a SLR camera kit courtesy of Allen's Camera.  Winner will be chosen by Allen's Camera and notified via email or phone. Limit one Grand Prize winner.







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