inWilmington is excited to announce, IN partnership with the City of Wilmington, the #UnleashWithIN Photo Challenge, a 12-week Instagram-based photo contest open to all ages, skill levels and photography styles. We have one simple question:
What does Wilmington unleash withIN you?
We're hoping for a wide-range of answers told from all types of viewpoints. As someone who lives, works and plays downtown, I know how truly inspiring Wilmington is to its residents, workers and visitors and I hope together we can tell our community’s beautiful story.
Perhaps a meal at your favorite downtown spot has led you to try your own hand at the dish and unleash your chef within... Maybe a First State Ballet Theatre performance has memories of your dancing days rushing IN and you've decided to dust off those ballet flats... Perhaps a walk in the park led you to a group of yoga students and you've decided to unleash your yogi within... No matter what about Wilmington INspires you, we want to share that visual story with us.
Just like last year, the contest will result in an exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary during the September 8th Art Loop. 24 images from the #UnleashWithin Photo Challenge will be displayed, determined by Joe del Tufo of Moonloop Photography. That evening, an expanded panel of judges, including local artists and city officials, will review the images from finalists and help determine, along with a public vote, the ultimate winner of the Unleash WithIN Photo Challenge. The GRAND PRIZE winner receives their own future Art on the Town exhibition, plus an entertainment & shopping package from restaurants, retailers and performing arts organizations throughout the City of Wilmington.
Are you ready to unleash the photographer withIN you?! Get out and get snappIN'. The contest run today (Monday, May 15th) through Sunday, August 6th and you can enter as many images as you'd like, so find different ways to share your INspirations! We'll once again be giving out random giveaways throughout the duration of the contest (like restaurant gift certificates, concert tickets, spa services, entertainment packages, etc.), and the top 3 images each week (as determined by Instagram love) will receive extra entries into the drawings—so tell your friends to follow @inWilmDE and #UnleashWithin and vote for their faves!
RANDOM GIVEAWAY ALERT: We have tickets for Hagley's Bike & Hike up for grabs! All #Unleash Within Participants will be eligible to win!