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Tulip Festival

About the Tulip Festival Photo Contest

2019 Tulip Festival Photography Contest Winner by Lakeesha Morrison of Royal Oak

White Chapel's annual tulip display features over 50,000 tulips, including new and unique blooms rarely found anywhere else in the world.
These rare bulbs have been imported directly from Holland in the Netherlands and include such stunning varieties as:

  • Russian Princess - A Darwin hybrid, pure white with brilliant red edges
  • Banja Luka - a Darwin Hybrid with huge perfect shaped blooms that float atop tall, sturdy stems.
  • American Dream - another Darwin Hybrid with deep maroon petals edged with cream.
  • La Courtine - a prized Scheeper's hybrid with a delicate, oval shape
  • Kansas Proud - a velvety and luxurious reddish-purple tulip with a blushed white base.

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White Chapel Tulip Festival Prize Structure

First Prize: A $300 gift card

Second Prize: A $200 gift card

Third Prize: A $100 gift card

Selfie Award: A $200 app gift card (such as Apple Store or Google Play gift card)!

Our 2023 Tulip Festival Photo Contest Winners

The Metropolitan Detroit community has been participating in White Chapel's Tulip Festival Photo Contest since 2011. Amateur and professional photographers have entered hundreds of beautiful images, many including people, families and even pets. Hundreds of thousands have viewed the image galleries.

 First Place: Ranj Beebani

First Place:
Ranj Beebani
Troy, Michigan

The art of photography has beautifully captured the essence of white tulips in this image. The photographer has skillfully composed the shot, highlighting the intricate details of the tulips against a backdrop of fluffy clouds. The white tulips, with their pristine petals, exude a sense of purity and elegance.

The play of light and shadow on the flowers adds depth and dimension to the photograph, enhancing its visual appeal. The presence of the clouds in the background adds a touch of drama to the scene, creating a captivating contrast between the delicate tulips and the vastness of the sky.

This photograph evokes a sense of peace and serenity, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

Second Place: Courtney Welch

Second Place:
Courtney Welch
White Lake, Michigan

The art of capturing serene and tranquil moments through the lens of a camera is known as photography. In this particular instance, the focus is on the vibrant yellow tulips and the delicate pink trees. These elements come together to create a visually pleasing scene, evoking a sense of calmness and tranquility.

The yellow tulips symbolize joy and happiness, while the pink trees add a touch of elegance and femininity to the overall composition. Through the skillful use of photography, these peaceful moments are immortalized, allowing viewers to appreciate the beauty of nature in a unique and captivating way.

Third Place: Sharon Micu

Third Place:
Sharon Micu
Clinton Township, Michigan

A captivating image showcases a vibrant display of tulips in full bloom, radiating a striking shade of red. The photograph captures the essence of these beautiful flowers, with their delicate petals gracefully unfurling and creating a stunning visual spectacle.

The vivid red hue of the tulips adds a touch of warmth and intensity to the image, making it a captivating sight to behold.

Selfie Award: Michael Bodner

Selfie Award:
Michael Bodner
Troy, Michigan

In this moment, the photograph captured not only the beauty of the tulips but also the profound impact they had on the observer. It served as a reminder of the power of nature to inspire and uplift, to evoke a sense of wonder and awe in the hearts of those who take the time to truly appreciate its splendor.