Town Board members present certificates to 2007 tulip festival photo contest winners (from left to right) Jun Yong Choi, Mary Thompson, Bushra Dano, Astoria Federal Savings, Marlene Rubins and Jules Weisler
Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the Huntington Town Board
honored the winners of the Seventh Annual Huntington Tulip Festival Photo
Contest at the January 8, 2008 Town Board meeting, presenting a certificate and
a $350 award check to the First Place winner Melissa Mannon, of Bedford, MA for
her photo titled, "Photo Fun."
Second Place and the $200 prize was awarded to Jun Yong Choi of Stony
Brook, NY for "Happiest Girl" and Third Place and the $100 prize was awarded to
Mary H. Thompson of Flushing, NY for "Three Pink Tulips." Honorable mentions went to Marlene
Rubins of Flushing, NY for "Dancing Petals" and to Jules Weisler from Plainview,
NY for "Huntington Beauty." The photographers
formally received recognition from the Huntington Town Board and representatives
of Astoria Federal Savings, the Chief Sponsor of the Huntington Tulip
The Huntington Tulip Festival is a free, family-oriented
festival featuring thousands of tulips, booths with activities for children and
live entertainment. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2008
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Huntington's Heckscher Park.
2008 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, 2008.
Additional information and entry forms can be obtained by calling (631) 351-3099
or by going to the Town of Huntington's website at www.town.huntington.ny.us. Click "online
library" and then go to "cultural affairs" and then "tulip
festival photo contest entry form."
View award winning photos
First Place - Melissa Mannon
Second Place - Jun Yong Choi
Third Place - Mary H. Thompson
Honorable Mention - Marlene Rubins
Honorable Mention - Jules Weisler