2022 First Bloem Festival Artwork Competition

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2022 First Bloem Festival Artwork Competition


We are pleased to announce the 2022 First Bloem Festival Artwork Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Festival invites a juror to select the Top 20 pieces for First Bloem. Mary Sundstrom, Visual artist and Exhibitions Director of the Holland Area Arts Council, will be the 2022 juror.

Artists in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties are invited to submit artwork. Submissions for the 2022 Festival Artwork Competition will be accepted September 27 – 30, 2021. The artwork theme should represent Tulip Time’s mission to celebrate Holland’s tulips, Dutch heritage and community. The winner of the 2022 competition will be announced at the First Bloem Reveal, a special unveiling reception held in February.


  • Sept. 27-30, 2021
    • Submission drop off Tulip Time office, 42 W. 8th St. during business hours
  • Oct. 15, 2021
    • Top 20 artists notified
  • Feb. 24, 2022
    • First Bloem Reveal Party (poster winner announced)
  • May 7-12, 2022
    • Viewers’ Choice Award voting
  • May 13, 2022
    • Viewers’ Choice Award winner announced, 10AM at Warehouse 6, 136 E. 6th St. Holland

Download the full prospectus here.

Download the submission form here.

For additional details, artists are encouraged to contact Lorma Freestone at TTartwork@tuliptime.com.