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It’s time to take those ‘city-scape’ photo’s of Grand Rapids and, maybe, win some prises.

Experience Grand Rapids is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week with a community-wide Instagram photo contest, and the person who best captures the city’s beauty, excitement and local flavor in a single photo will win a prize package valued at $300.

* One night stay in the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids – Downtown

* Two tickets to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and,

* One Polaroid wireless printer

To get you in-the-mood to take those great pictures, and to recognize National Rally Day, Experience Grand Rapids is hosting a downtown “PhotoWalk”  today, May 8, from noon to 1 p.m. beginning at Rosa Parks Circle. The route will include stops at “La Grande Vitesse” (The Calder), “Motu Viget” (the tire swing), Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum reflecting pool and fountain, and the 100-year-old Blue Bridge. Each stop will feature a special photo opportunity.

Want to get involved?  Here’s what to do.  You must include the #ExperienceGR hashtag in their Instagram photo caption. Entries will be accepted May 8-13. Selected by Experience Grand Rapids officials, beginning May 14 the top 10 finalists will compete in a public online vote. Limited to one vote per person, the public may cast their votes at www.experiencegr.com/my-grand-rapids/travel-week/<http://www.experiencegr.com/my-grand-rapids/travel-week/>. Contest terms and conditions are available on this web page. Experience Grand Rapids will also feature all photo entries on its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ExperienceGR. The winner will be announced May 21.

Good luck shutterbugs.  Get “snapping!”

 

 

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