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Amazing photo contest showcases why Wilmington, DE is the leading city to live, work, and vacation on the East Coast

Updated August 22, 2016
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From downtown to the local parks, people, and nightlife, check out the photo contest winners in #WilmToday.

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City of Wilmington

Love Wilmington? INto photography?

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Whether you’re a professional or simply love to casually snap pics, we want you to help us gather the best images showing Wilmington IN the Best Light! Who knows, your images just may end up on public display during the Wilmington IN the Best Light exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary on September 9th. You also could snag some great prizes along the way, like concert tickets and restaurant gift cards. If you end up the ultimate Grand Prize winner, you’ll even get your very own art exhibition during a future installment of Wilmington’s Art on the Town!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing a series of hashtags, each one with a different theme – we want to see all of the reasons YOU love Wilmington! Follow #WilmINtheBestLight for updates and to vote for your favorites.

  • #OneLoveinWilm (July 25th – 31st) Show us who (or what) is your One Love IN Wilmington!
    • Top photographer from this week (plus one random winner!) snags a pair of tickets to The Wailers at World Cafe Live at The Queen on Thursday, August 16th! Congrats: Deon Burton of Sure Shot Paparazzi and to random winner Robyn Chegwidden!
    • BONUS GIVEAWAY: First 5 submissions automatically receive a pair of tickets to the 2016 Peoples Festival!
  • #MusicinWilm (August 1st – 7th) We want to see you or a musician/band getting #inTune IN Wilmington!
  • #GNOinWilm (August 8th – 14th) Girls night out? Let’s see what you get INto!
    • Top photographer wins a tasting for 4 at Veritas Wine & Craft Beer on the Wilmington Riverfront
    • Random giveaways include: Polished gift certificate, tickets to Theatre N at Nemours and more!
  • #SummerinWilm (August 15th – 21st) Show us you soakIN’ up the summer sun in Wilmington!
  • #EatsinWilm (August 22nd – 28th) Ready to #DigIN? Share a pic of your favorite food spots (or dishes) in Wilmington!
  • #BeautyinWilm (August 29th – Sept. 4th) Architectural, portrait, lifestyle – it doesn’t matter what, give us your most beautiful and artistic pic of Wilmington!

Participating is simple.

  • Choose a photo related to that week’s theme
  • Share on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag #WilmINtheBestLight AND THAT WEEK’S TAG
  • Tag InWilmington or the City of Wilmington for ease of tracking

The top photos each week from each social media channel (determined by likes/favorites) will make it into the exhibition Wilmington IN the Best Light competition happening on September 9th at The Delaware Contemporary, plus, the most popular photo across all three platforms will win that week’s announced prize.

Winners announced every Monday.

For the final contest, #BeautyinWilm, the top 20 images will make it INto the Wilmington IN the Best Light Photo Exhibition and final round, determined by Wilmington’s own Joe del Tufo of Moonloop Photography, plus additional judges to be announced.

GRAND PRIZE
On the evening of September 9th, a team of celebrity judges, combined with audience vote, will help determine the top photographer who will win a future exhibition on Art on the Town, plus an entertainment package from Wilmington partners!

Additional Rules:
• Images must be taken IN Wilmington!

• You must tag one of the following accounts when posting your photo so we can keep track of entries:
InWilmington Facebook
City Facebook
InWilmington Instagram
City Instagram

Tips:
• Make sure your photo posts are set to public. We’ll be encouraging everyone to search for the hashtags and vote for their favorites. If your images can’t be seen, you’ll miss out on votes!

• Be sure to bookmark this page and follow #WilmINtheBestLight on Facebook or Instagram for updated giveaway details each week, including random giveaways!

• Submit on multiple platforms to increase your chances of winning!

Promo photos courtesy of Joe del Tufo of Moonloop Photography!

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