We are excited to announce that the latest Instagram photo contest starts today! This contest will run throughout the month of October, and the theme and hashtag are #HMseasonalfun. We wanted this contest to be broad enough to include projects from fall Subway Art to Christmas advent calendars, and everything in between! Simply snap a photo of those personalized seasonal projects you are creating, add the contest hashtag in the caption, and you’re in! You can even submit a screenshot of a project in progress, like the one below, so you don’t have to wait for the completed product.
Starting this week on Friday, October 9, one winner will be randomly selected from the pool of entries each Friday around noon MDT to win 20 publishing points, and the final winner will be announced Friday, October 30. We will repost the selected photos, and winners will be asked to send us their Heritage Makers account information via email to be awarded their points.
Below are a couple additional examples of projects that you can submit for this contest. On the left is A Butler Thanksgiving (template #18305), an adorable 12 x 12 Storybook, and on the right is Football Review Magazine (template #77611). This 8.5 x 11 Booklet is the perfect way to showcase your favorite fall athletes! As you can see, the photos don’t have to be fancy at all–just take a quick picture of projects you already have around the house and post them on Instagram!
There is no limit to the number of pictures you can submit, but we do ask that if you submit multiple times, make sure each photo showcases different items. You can also check out what other people have submitted by searching #HMseasonalfun on Instagram, and this will bring up all photos posted so far from public profiles with that hashtag. Projects can include products from all three memory-keeping lines: Heritage Makers, Our Memories for Life, and Anthology by Lisa Bearnson!
Remember that if your profile is set to private, we will not be able to see the photos you post, even if they have the contest hashtag #HMseasonalfun in the caption. To participate, you can switch your profile to public or you will need to share your photos directly to the Heritage Makers account. To do this, select your photo to post as you normally would, but when you see the share options, instead of sharing to your followers, tap “direct”, and then you will be able to select our account and send the picture directly to us.
It is also important to note that Instagram was designed to be used on mobile devices, so if you are working from your computer you will not be able to use some features, including posting photos.
We are excited to see all of your fun seasonal projects!