Enter the Heart of Seattle Photo Contest on Instagram, and get a chance to win $400 worth of gift cards to local businesses!
Small businesses at the heart of our communities are what keep our neighborhoods alive and vibrant — and we want you to capture that.
From September 4th to September 19th, share your photos from Downtown, Belltown, and South Lake Union small businesses on Instagram, and you’ll get a chance to win a Small Business Prize Pack, which will include $400 worth of gift certificates to Seattle local businesses!
Share an image that centers people at a local business. This could be the owner or customers — showcase the business’s community or the people behind the business!
This photo will center the physical location/space of a business. Share an image that captures the ambiance, look, or just what makes the business’s location special to you.
An image in this category will center an item (food, product, equipment, etc.) at a business. Show off your best food photos, pictures of an amazing, and more that showcases what the business has to offer.
How to Enter the Heart of Seattle Photo Contest
1. Upload your photo from a small business in Downtown, Belltown, or South Lake Union to Instagram
3. In the caption, include the hashtag #WelcomeBackSeattle, name of the business, the story behind the photo, and which category you’re submitting your photo to (People, Places, or Things)
You can submit as many photos as you’d like to each category — more entries = more opportunities to win!
Deadline to submit your photos is September 19th.
After the submission deadline, we’ll have an online vote to determine four winners:
- 1 winner from the People category
- 1 winner from the Places category
- 1 winner from the Things category
- 1 winner with the best story behind their photo
Good luck, and capture the Heart of Seattle!