From April 9th – May 13th, BLOOM, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival and Tourism Abbotsford will be hosting a photography contest to create a highlight gallery of some the best captures of this year’s festival.


To enter the contest, photographers must upload their best capture to Instagram with the hashtag #bloomsbest2018 and #exploreabbotsford. Every image uploaded with these hashtags are considered an entry into the photo contest.

The photo contest will award a prize package (noted below) for the best photo in following 5 categories: Kids, Those in Love (Couples), Pets, Scenery and Portraits. At the end of the festival, the best images under the hashtag search will be shortlisted and a panel of judges will determine the final winners.

All shortlist of contestants will be contacted via direct message on Instagram with request to submit their high-resolution image file through email and grant usage for social media, web, and a photo calendar. The photographer will always be credited for their image. A panel of judges from BLOOM and Tourism Abbotsford will select and award the final winners with their prizes. Bloom will inform the winners (x5).


All shortlisted images from the contest submitted via email will be uploaded to a gallery page on the Bloom website giving credit to each photographer. Images may also be used in a printed 12 months of Bloom calendar. A follow up EDM communication will be released after the festival announcing the winners and sharing their images.



COUPLES: Date night at Highstreet prize package includes;

 $100 gift certificate to Milestones and $75 gift certificate to Cineplex VIP theatres at Highstreet and wine from Singletree Winery.


KIDS: Family Day Out prize package includes;

 $75 gift certificate to Whitespot, $75 gift certificate to Castle Fun Park, a children’s book from Curiosity by Spruce Collective and Family Pack of passes to Eco Dairy (2 adults and up to 4 children, approx. value $35).


PETS :Treat Your Best Friend prize package includes;

$100 gift certificate to Oly’s Pet Connection, a leash, waste bags, made in Abbotsford dog treats and $50 GC to Fieldhouse – with a dog-friendly patio!


SCENERY: For the Photographer prize package includes;

$A reusable water bottle, a $100 gift certificate to London Drugs package for photo printing or supplies and a Herschel backpack.


PORTRAIT : Portrait Ready pampering session prize package includes;

 $200 gift certificate to The Loft Salon and Spa in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. Includes shampoo, cut and blow dry, facial, massage and choice of a manicure or pedicure.



Thank you to everyone who participated in the #bloomsbest2019 Photo Contest. We are excited to announce this year’s winners!  Congratulations to everyone who entered.