February holds two celebrations commemorating the heart: National Heart Month, promoting heart health, and Valentine’s Day, promoting romance. To honor the things we’re passionate about, R&A launched the #iheartnorfolk Instagram Contest on Feb. 2.
The hope was to encourage others to share their LOVE for one of the greatest cities in Hampton Roads. Whether it’s a local restaurant with a cool atmosphere, an outdoor park filled with family memories or a popular after-work hangout spot. We wanted to see the LOVE for Norfolk!
The contest ran two weeks, receiving an overwhelming response. With over 100 entrants participating and nearly 400 photos submitted, the R&A team had quite the task selecting the grand prize winner. After careful deliberation of all the submissions, we were able to choose one winner that stood out based on the below judging criteria:
- Creativity and originality
- Overall quality and appearance of photos
- Relevance to contest theme and description of photo
Without further adieu, we are excited to announce that the winner of the $250 grand prize and a $250 donation to a Norfolk charity of their choice is….
Congratulations to all of the participants – you truly inspire us! Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with GOMADMEG and her selected charity!