Enter North Coast Credit Union Tulip Festival Photo Contest

March 31 2020

Be creative—perhaps add a prop to your picture—notice the later blooming varieties still to come in the pots.

We’ve changed up our photo contest this year in keeping with our very necessary movement restrictions during the COVID 19 pandemic. We know many tulip fans have wonderful gardens and blossoms in their own backyard and we know that they are also very creative and good photographers.

So, we challenge you to take your tulip pictures—send them to us—and the top photo in each of four categories will get a signed 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster. The categories are:

• Beauty of the Tulips - A Close-Up Picture
• Tulips in Landscapes
• Tulips and Pets
• Celebrating the Tulip Bloom while practicing social distancing

Photos must be sent to and include the photographer’s name, mailing and email address, telephone number and date of photo. Contestants are free to include additional information if they wish. By entering the contest, you release all rights to the photo and give us permission to use the photo for promotional purposes.

One entry per person per period of: April 1 – 5; April 6 – 12; April 13 – 19; April 20 – 26; and April 27 – April 30. Multiple submissions will result in deletion of all photos from that person for that period. For each period, a panel of judges will elect semi-finalists to be posted on the Gallery pages on our website as well as on the Festival’s Facebook page (

In early May, three finalists in each category will be announced on our Facebook page and by May 15th the winning phots will be posted on both the Facebook and Tulip Festival home pages. Winning photos may be printed in the 2021 Festival Brochure and all category finalists will receive a signed 2020 Festival Poster. Judges reserve the right to add an “Honorable Mention” designation. Complete contest rules are available under the Forms and Press Release tab on our website.