Huntington, NY – Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the Huntington Town Board, and Astoria Bank, which is the Chief Sponsor of the Huntington Tulip Festival, recognized the winners of the 2016 Tulip Festival Photo Contest at the January 10, 2017 town board meeting. First place and a $150 award check went to Richard Dolce of New York City for his photo, "Orange Flame." Second place and the $100 prize was awarded to Suzanne Abruzzo of Bayside for "Lean on Me" and third place and the $50 prize went to Charleen Turner of Huntington for "Our Swan Family." An Honorable Mention with a $25 prize went to Bob Savage of Port Jefferson Station for “Untitled” and to Gary Moss of Huntington for “Tulips and a Great Old Tree.”
Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, founder of the annual festival stated, “Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Tulip Festival Photo Contest. Your colorful images bring a touch of spring and anticipation of warmer days ahead. We are looking forward to the 2017 Huntington Tulip Festival and are excited to celebrate spring in bloom in our community.”
The Huntington Tulip Festival is a FREE, family-oriented festival featuring thousands of tulips, booths with activities for children and live entertainment sponsored by the Town of Huntington and Chief Sponsor, Astoria Bank. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Huntington's Heckscher Park.
The 2017 tulip festival photo contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional. All entries must be un-mounted, 8" X 10" photographic color prints. A maximum of two entries per photographer will be accepted. To be eligible, all entries must be postmarked or received by July 31, 2017. Additional information and entry forms can be obtained by calling (631) 351-3099 or by going to the Town of Huntington's website at http://HuntingtonNY.gov Click on the “Parks and Recreation” tab, then “Cultural Affairs” and then click “Tulip Festival” and “Tulip Festival Photo Contest” for the 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form.
Photo (back row, left to right) - Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, Councilwoman Susan Berland, and Councilman Eugene Cook. (Front row, left to right) - Bushra Dano, Park Avenue Branch Manager and Banking Division VP, Astoria Bank and Photo Contest 3rd Place Winner Charleen Turner