Bflies Instagram Contest Winner
The Bflies Instagram contest continues to be our most popular Instagram contest, year after year. It’s also one of our favorites to judge! You send us the best images — and better yet, share your stories with us. It is an honor to announce these finalists: @aimphd, @matt.king4, @jpolinchock, @captured_by_cassie, @branchesva, @roadtworuin_photography, @roy_ramirez626, @jringphoto, @cherubpoetry, @iamcoreydelaney, @am_green_gobbler_ma, @britneysbugs, @lil_latin_lady, @leilagaskin, @iamfree2be, @possumama. If you want to see more great content, be sure to follow these people on Instagram too!
Visitor Israel Ramirez, aka @roy_ramirez626, took first place with this adorable image of his daughter looking for butterflies everywhere while one lands on her head. Ramirez says, “My daughter loves going to the garden so my wife and I take her whenever we have a chance — especially when there are events there. We have taken her to see the Christmas lights as well every year since she was born!”
Ramirez and his family win the Grand Prize package including:
- A 1-year Family Membership to the Garden
- A Supernova Membership from the Science Museum of Virginia, good for 2 adults and children under 18, and includes four Dome passes and four guest passes
- Two complimentary tickets to any Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks, Casual Fridays or Metro Collection concert or four tickets to any Lollipops concert in the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 seasons
- a Richmond Region Tourism attractions pass
Huge thanks to all of our sponsors for donating these prizes.
With so many submissions, it was really difficult to choose just one winner. So here are a few other favorites: BranchesRVA captured the excitement that many visitors feel when observing butterflies up close in the exhibition.
An honorable mention goes to Garden Member @Possumama who has been a frequent visitor to our exhibition this summer with her curious kids.
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos! We hope to see you next year when M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! reopens in April.