BC Blossom Photo Watch Presented by

Get your cameras ready during the Festival season because here come the blossoms! Share your best cherry blossom angles with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with this hashtags: #vancherryblossomfest #TELUSPureFibreSubmit as many entries as you wish but each entry must have both hashtags otherwise it won’t count!

Our panel of judges will be choosing the favourite cherry blossom photo on TBA 2020. The winner will be announced here on this page as well as on our social media channels.

Grand prize: The Contest grand prize winner will receive an iPad (1st place) and Fujifilm printer (2nd place)


Linda Poole – Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Creative Director & Founder
Yukiko Onley  – Yukiko Onley, Photographer

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Tag the photo location so we can share beautiful viewing sites with other cherry blossom lovers
  • Keep the photo within the Province of BC

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Andy Sum, and runner-up, Daniel Li! 

Photo Credit: Andy Sum

Official Rules Below:


This contest is part of a campaign by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, which ______ are the program presenting sponsors of.

This contest is open to anyone currently residing in the province of British Columbia, Canada, except members, employees and directors of  ______ and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society.

By entering this contest, entrants automatically agree to be bound by the terms of this contest as listed in this Contest Terms and Conditions.

Failure to adhere to the terms and conditions listed in this Contest Terms and Conditions will result in disqualification of any submitted entries, and the nullification of contestant privileges to further participate in the contest.


The Contest will be opened for entry submissions starting April 2, 2020. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM PST, April 26, 2020. Late entries will be rejected.

To be eligible to participate, entrants must submit their own photo of cherry blossoms on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the #TELUSPureFibre and #vancherryblossomfest hashtags. “All posts must be posted publicly in order to be entered into the competition”.

VCBF and TELUS PureFibre are not responsible for any lost, misdirected or delayed entries. There is also no responsibility or liability for any potential entrant’s inability to access the submission process for contest entry.

Entries received by telephone, fax, courier, or personal delivery or any other method will not be accepted. Each submission must be the property of the entrant, or entrant must have proof of permission from the owner/author of the property to distribute the content.

Contestants may submit unlimited entries during the contest period. Only one grand prize will be awarded.

By submitting any entry, entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this document without limitation.

Entries must not include content that are unlawful, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, the determination of which is up to the sole discretion of VCBF and TELUS PureFibre. Selected contest entries will be displayed on our website throughout the course of the contest.


Grand prize: The Contest grand prize winner will receive an iPad (1st place) and Fujifilm printer (2nd place). More details to come.

Notification of Winners. Winners of prizes shall be notified via the method they used to submit their photo. In any event that the prize cannot be awarded, VCBF and TELUS PureFibre may withdraw the winner’s title, and all unclaimed prize(s) will be forfeited and VCBF and TELUS PureFibre may select an alternate winner.

In accepting the prizes, the contest winners acknowledge that VCBF and TELUS PureFibre may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using the prize(s).


On or about May 30th, 2019 a judging panel will review all eligible entries submitted. This judging panel will pick the top 10 entries to be passed on to the final judging panel on May 31st. The entry that receives the highest overall score will be selected as the winner. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

1)      Photo Content (50%): What is the photo of? Where was the photo taken? Is it unique? Did the customer put effort into the production of the photo?

2)      Engagement (25%): What sort of engagement does the community have with the photo (Bravos, comments)? and;

3)      Caption/Tagline Creativity (25%): Did the contestant put thought into the caption? Does it support the photo’s content?

In the event of a tie a random draw will be conducted between the tied entrants.

If the prize winner is under the age of majority, their parent or legal guardian will be required to accept the prize on their behalf.”


Original Works. All entries must be the original creations of the entrants, unless written authorization from the intellectual property owner is provided at the time of entry submission. Contestants agree to indemnify and hold harmless TELUS PureFibre and VCBF and its contest sponsors from any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property infringement claim or liability with regard to their submissions.

Submitted Entries. By submitting any design entry for the Contest, the entrant grants TELUS PureFibre and VCBF a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right in perpetuity to use and reproduce the photograph in any manner that it. By submitted an entry, the entrant understands the photograph will be featured in future advertising for the VCBF and its various events and contests. Entrants will receive no compensation from such use of the photograph or any other use of the photograph.

Submitted Content. Contestants may NOT submit offensive, pornographic, obscene, criminal or adult themes, links or images. TELUS PureFibre and VCBF reserve the rights to decide what constitutes deletion, suspension, or banning within the contest.

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