We know you like a contest.
So, every year we put your creative powers to the test and encourage you to put forward your greatest artworks, especially photos and enter them in our contest ! We love to see how our tulip fields inspire you to take that extraordinary pic!
Plus, did we mention prizes? At the end of the festival, we’ll announce the winners in each of the categories and each of them will receive a prize!
We have 2 Contests annually – Our Photo Contest and Our Colouring Contest, with different categories under which you can submit your works of art.
Here are the details of our Tulip Photo Contest:
We have several categories you can enter:
Landscape – snap those pretty petals or the terrific tulip landscape!
Best Landscape Photo wins.. One Weekend Package from Manning Park Resort. Your Weekend Package includes two nights accommodation with a one day Canoe Rental. 🌷
Close-up – get in all nice and snug, for a starring pic!
Best Close-up Photo wins… One night stay at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Chilliwack, a $40 gift card to Curly Kale Eatery, and a $50 gift certificate to Minter Gardening. 🌷
Children – capture those kiddies and showcase their cuteness
Best Photo of a Child or Group of Children wins… Four passes to the Chilliwack Corn Maze, one Pontoon boat Package from Cultus Lake Marina, and $40 gift card to Curly Kale Eatery. Your Pontoon Boat Package includes a two hour Pontoon Boat rental for up to 12 people on Cultus Lake, fuel not included. 🌷
Family – Maybe a pic of grandpa devouring a waffle? Who knows?
Best Family Photo wins… One Day Trip Package for the family in Yale, BC, and a $20 gift card to Blue Moose Coffee House. Your Day Trip Package includes a $50 gift card at the The Ward Tea House, and five tickets to the Yale Historic Site. 🌷
Couple – share a romantic pic of just the two of you (keep it PG though)
Best Couple Photo wins… One Romance Package for TWO in Yale, BC, and a $20 gift card to Blue Moose Coffee House in Hope, BC. Your romance package includes overnight accommodation & breakfast at the recently added Johnny Ward House Bed & Breakfast, and two ticket to the Yale Historic Site. Breakfast is included! 🌷
Action Shot –use your imagination with an action shot in front of the flowers.
Best Action Shot wins.. A Jetski Package for TWO from Cultus Lake Marina, and $40 gift card to Curly Kale Eatery. Your Jet Ski Package includes two one hour Jetski rentals on Cultus Lake, fuel is not included. 🌷
Best Instagram or Facebook Video – Show us how you’ve uniquely captured our 7 million tulips!
Best Instagram or Facebook Video wins… One Float Package for TWO with Luna Float in Chilliwack, and one night accommodation at the Royal Hotel. 🌷
Maybe it’ll go viral!
The contest is open to photographers of all ages, both professional and non-professional. All entries must be taken during the 2018 Tulips of the Valley Festival and photos must belong to an entrant and be their original work. No reproductions allowed.
Your entry could be anything in the above categories and we urge you to use your imagination. Be creative! Get excited! Show us something that maybe we’ve never seen before.
There are only a few things your entry must have:
- All entries should be entered on your own Instagram, Facebook or Twitter profile with the hashtag #tulipsofthevalley or emailed to email@example.com;
- Videos should be no more than 20 seconds long;
- Photos should be taken in landscape orientation.
Note: Employees or contractors of Tulips of the Valley, participating sponsors and those living in the same household, are not eligible for this contest. If submission requirements are not followed, the application and images may not be judged.
All entries must be submitted by May 15th, 2018
Finalists will be notified and will then be required to resubmit their winning image(s) in hi-res JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be announced on May 20th, 2018
Remember, by submitting your photo to this contest, you agree to the use of your photo for promotional purposes. Your photo may be used by the festival as a post, time-line photo, profile photo on Facebook or on Instagram, as well as in print advertising, calendars, or in other printed media. Don’t worry, we always give credit to the original photographer.
We’ve seen some whimsical, wild and colourful entries in previous contests. Sneak a peek at some of the winners from past years.
Colouring Contest: For Kids Only
(sorry mom and dad, this one is just for them)
We love to see what your budding artists can do! Can you capture the colour of our tulip fields, or bring our fest to life on paper, through pencils and crayons?
Print off our colouring pages to enter. They’re also available at the store during the Tulip Festival.
There are 3 age categories, please submit them under the proper age group:
- Ages 0-5 /Ages 6-9/Ages 10-12;
- Completed colouring pages must be dropped off at the fields before the end of the 2018 festival;
- Limit 1 entry per child/week.
Each week, we will pick 3 pictures in each category. They will then be entered in our final competition.
Winners will be announced on May 20th, 2018
Good luck to everyone! We can’t wait to see what you send us this year!