2018 Discover Holland Tulip Photo Contest

Calling All Photographers!

The Holland Area Visitors Bureau is announcing their 4th Annual Discover Holland Tulip Photo Contest. The winning entry will grace the cover of the 2019 Holland Area Visitors Guide, the official promotional piece for the greater Holland area.  Over 150,000 copies of the 100-page guide will be printed. 
“The tulip is such an iconic image for Holland,” said Sally Laukitis, Executive Director of the Holland Area Visitors Bureau. “Showcasing its beauty to Holland area visitors makes perfect sense.”
The Visitors Bureau is seeking amateur and professional photographers to enter the contest with their best tulip photography.  “We want to celebrate the photographers who come to photograph our beautiful tulips.  We know the perfect photo will be out there, and we are excited to find it,” Laukitis said. 
The winning photographer will receive a $500 cash prize, as well as photo credit, when the photo is used editorially.  The top ten photos will receive $50, and the winner of the “People’s Choice” vote will receive $250.  The cover shot of the Holland Area Visitors Guide must showcase the tulip and stand out when surrounded by other brochures. It must be vertical (portrait) in orientation or able to be cropped as such. 
Full details for the tulip photo contest, including previous covers, can be found at www.holland.org/cover-photo-contest. Photos must be submitted via email to [email protected] or use the hashtag #tulipcovercontest18.  All submissions must be high-resolution images of tulips taken in Holland, MI.  Submissions will be accepted through Monday, May 28, 2018.  The winning image, selected by the Holland Area Visitors Bureau team, will be announced Monday, June 11. The top ten photos will be posted on the Discover Holland Facebook page for public voting for the People’s Choice Award beginning Friday, June 15.  Public voting will close Friday, June 22.  
FOR:  Immediate Release
Contact:  Sally Laukitis
May 3, 2018
Email:  [email protected] • Phone:  616.394.0000