Brooklyn Bridge Park is inviting all local photographers to submit images of the Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) starting to bloom by the thousands for its “Bluebell Photo Contest.”
In December 2011, BBP planted 8,000+ Spanish Bluebell bulbs in the Pier 1, Pier 6 & Main Street sections of the park. The thin leaves of the bulbs emerged early this spring as slender foot-long flower stems, each containing 12 to 15 Spanish Bluebell flowers.
Contestants are asked to upload up to three entries to the park’s SubMishMash webpage here. All photos will be reviewed by a jury comprising Sam Barzilay, co-owner of United Photo Industries Gallery; Brent Heath, co-owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs; Rebecca McMackin, Brooklyn Bridge Park horticulturalist; and freelance photographers Julienne Schaer and Etienne Frossard. The jury will select the top three entries, while three runners-up will also be chosen. All photos will be voted on by Facebook fans through an online poll, resulting in a “Park Fan Favorite.”
The top three entries and Park Fan Favorite will be announced Thursday May 24th. Each contest winner will receive a prize and prominent placement of their Bluebell photo on the official park website and social media outlets.
Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park, says, “This is the inaugural season of Bluebells at Brooklyn Bridge Park and we are thrilled to celebrate their arrival with a photo contest that will capture their beauty with the involvement of our park visitors.”
Photo Contest Rules: All photographs must be submitted by noon May 16, 2012 as a JPG, TIFF, GIF or PNG file of at least 1,000 pixels. Entries must include your name, email address and phone number with submission. You agree to give BBP non-exclusive rights to publish and reproduce the submitted photographs on its website, in marketing and media projects and publication in perpetuity.
Please direct inquires regarding the photo contest to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info is here.