Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cherry Blossom Contest!

Here in MD, we're big on our cherry blossoms.  Each year, Washington, D.C. hosts their annual Cherry Blossom Festival, drawing thousands and thousands to the nation's capital.  The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the commemoration of a gift of thousands of cherry blossom trees from Yukio Ozaki, the mayor of Tokyo in 1912.  The Cherry Blossom Festival also celebrates the start of spring.  The celebration lasts for two weeks, beginning on March 27, with over 3,700 blooming Cherry Blossom trees throughout D.C.

Create your favorite Cherry Blossom design to celebrate the start of spring!
Cherry Blossoms come in shades of pink and white, so I will be gifting the winner a bottle each of Sally Hansen Grape Expectations and Sally Hansen Sweet Creams.  The winner will also receive a pack of Kiss Color Changing Nails, perfect for wearing on a sunny spring day, and a mystery prize (aka: I haven't bought the last thing yet!).  Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival's homepage for some idea inspiration!

Email all Cherry Blossom designs to:

This contest will be open until March 26.
I will post all of the entries and the judging will begin on March 27, 
the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival!  

The winner will be chosen randomly from the top three designs with the highest number of votes.
Thanks to my friend Theresa for the great idea for this contest :)
First photo: Mike Crapo
Second photo:


ANSTAH said...

This is such an awesome contest! I LOVE cherry blossoms. They make me so happy. =]

Trincess said...

I'm def. joining =)))

Rhea said...

I've never seen a cherry blossom in my life, but I'll try =)
how many designs can we submit?

Smoochiefrog said...

I'm dreading the parade. This will be my daughter's 3rd year dancing in it with the tap team. This year they're supposed to dance to HSM music. Oh joy!

Unknown said...

Thanks ANSTAH!! and they make me so happy too :) it means spring is here!

Yay!! Glad you're joining in Trincess!!

Rhea, you can submit as many designs as you would like :) Maybe google cherry blossoms to get a good idea what they look like? I had a ton of pictures of my parents' cherry blossom trees and I can't seem to find them... I fear they got lost when I transferred computers :(

HAHAHA, SmoochieFrog!! I hope it isn't too bad - although fighting those crowds I'm sure is tough. I bet your daughter is excited!!!

Emma said...

Beautiful colour combo! I l love the design.

PS-Those are very cute kitties you have there. :)

Liz said...

cool idea for a contest! i'm looking forward to seeing the entries!

Unknown said...

Thanks Missy Em :)

Thank you Liz!! I'm excited too :) there are some really creative polishers out there!

Arie said...

I can't wait to see the creations! :)
Super contest!

Niki* said...

0o0o0 multiple designs you say!? LOL I LOVE cherry blossoms..I even have some in my house, and painted a big mural with them. Def joining this contest <3

ThRiSzHa said...

i would love to join..

Sherlyj said...

Aw, crap, I totally missed the deadline on this. I didn't have time till today to start designing. Dang.

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