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Picturesque ends, sets new record


This spring in pictures made possible by....

Thanks again to Color Incorporated Digital Prolab for sponsoring the Picturesque gallery!


The Signs of Spring Picturesque gallery saw record submissions, including one submission that beat out the rest.

First place: 84 total votes, likes, comments and shares

First place: 84 total votes, likes, comments and shares /Lynell Shooks

Second place: 60 total votes, likes, comments and shares

Second place: 60 total votes, likes, comments and shares /Phil Scally

Third place: 21 total votes, likes, comments and shares

Third place: 21 total votes, likes, comments and shares /Amy Vanzoeren

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This spring's Picturesque gallery was open for submissions during the entire month of April, asking people to share Signs of Spring. We left it wide open and the responses made it clear what "Spring" looks like to the people of Grand Rapids. After all the snow finally melts, we can't help but soak in the colorful flowers blooming all around us. In total, there were 43 photos of flowers, compared to just 20 photos with people in them.

All together, there were 108 photos submitted to the gallery this time around- which is a record for all of our Picturesque galleries by quite a lot.

This time, we even sweetened the deal: add a photo, get the most likes, comments, tweets, and shares and you'll walk away with Rapidian swag. 

Thanks to everyone who added a photo or two, and for making this Picturesque Gallery break the record. There were a lot of great photos added over the last month. There was, however, a stand-out winner when all was said and done, based on the community's interaction. And a special thanks to Color Inc for their continued sponsorship of this great way for us all to share our moments in Picturesque!

And the winner is...

Lynell Shooks for her photo "what up, bud." Shooks will receive a Rapidian Swag Bag  full of Rapidian goodness for her involvement with this Picturesque gallery. Congratulations!

Keep an eye out for the next Picturesque gallery and be sure to get involved.


I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, holding a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in History. I love writing stories that share the special or creative moments of our city. I am a mentor to other reporters as well. I am inspired by author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. for his words, sarcasm, perspective and legacy.

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