Jan 19th, 2015

And the Winner of the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Instagram Contest is…..

by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

From the Instagram post: This is the first year we went to Garden Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Needless to say Noelle loved all the lights. This will become our Christmas tradition

From the Instagram post: This is the first year we went to Garden Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Needless to say Noelle loved all the lights. This will become our Christmas tradition. Post by @t_page

Congratulations to Toni Page who is our Grand Prize #GardenFest Instagram contest winner with this photo of her daughter Noelle enjoying Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  We were thrilled with the participation in this year’s  Instagram contest!  We had over 1,600 entries, nearly 900 more than last year. The photo submissions told a wide variety of GardenFest stories (check out the collages below to see some of our favorites). There were so many fabulous and creative photos that it was truly difficult to choose our winners. Thanks to everyone who participated.

When choosing our favorites, we looked at  creativity, fun and photographic composition.   Toni Page wins  a prize package at over $600 including a membership to Science Museum of Virginia, tickets to Richmond Ballet’s Don Quixote, tickets to see the Richmond Symphony, plus passes to the Garden for 11 friends.

Congratulations also to the runners up visitor Ann Van Rheenen and……

Caption from teh original Instagram post: Someone is amazed by the miniature diner

Caption from the original Instagram post: Someone is amazed by the miniature diner! Photo by: @annvanrheenen/

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden visitor services staffer, Laura Flornoy. Each runner-up won 4 passes to come back to the Garden later this year with friends.

"The icing on the cake." Caption from the original Instagram post by http://instagram.com/LauraFlora63

“The icing on the cake.” Caption from the original Instagram post by @LauraFlora63

Finalists collages:

GardenFest Instagram finalists collage

Photos from left to right, top to bottom are:
@fisherrizk
@visitvirginia
@kira_the_cream_shiba_inu
@selfexplanatori
@abuddhazaki
@shannonbruffy
@loosingspeed
@picturewildva
@picturethisps
@fangirl35
@kellyirvine13
@meacocoffey
@tmblanchet
@hm2107
@harlowchandler
@wajrobertson

Photos from left to right, top to bottom are: @pandandrum @SilverintheBarn @rosieposie2007 @kagreeni @annvanrheenen @spike_brewster @fangirl35  @baconneggs @1erinrice

Photos from left to right, top to bottom are:
@pandandrum
@SilverintheBarn
@rosieposie2007
@kagreeni
@annvanrheenen
@spike_brewster
@fangirl35
@baconneggs
@1erinrice

 

instagram finalists

Photos from left to right, top to bottom are:
@pandandrum
@SilverintheBarn
@rosieposie2007
@kagreeni
@annvanrheenen
@spike_brewster
@fangirl35
@baconneggs
@1erinrice

instagram collage of GardenFest photos

Photos are by:
@zoetjesnoetjeboetje
@nativesftw
@am_green_gobbler_ma
@oakbarzadeh
@lauraflora63
@jeanneboisineau
@joarealty
@fisherrizk
@kathleenoj

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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