Summer Shutters Adds Instagram to Capture the Best Shots in Bixby Knolls

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Summer Shutters in Bixby Knolls

Winners of the Summer Shutters photo contest will be showcased at First Fridays in August.

Time again to grab your digital cameras and phones and help capture all the beauty, nuances, and charm of Bixby Knolls, California Heights, Virginia Country Club and Los Cerritos neighborhoods.

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, and ending at noon on Sunday, June 23, 2013, life in Bixby Knolls will be immortalized through digital photography. The photo canvas includes the businesses, the people, the environment, the streets, and the subtleties of this special area of Long Beach all during a 24-hour period. 

There are prizes for a number of categories including Best Overall Image; Best Humorous; Best Digitally Altered photo; Best Nature photo; Best Business Exterior Photo; Best Business Interior Photo; Best “Kid” submission (photographers are 16 and under); Best Neighborhood Photo; Best Hidden Treasure; Best Night shot; and Best People Photo.

New Categories for Best Photos

New this year: Best Instagram Photo – Use #bixbyknolls & #summershuttersbk to submit photos. The photo file will also need to be emailed to (including photographer name, photo title, etc. See Contestant Application Form).

  • Photographers must follow @bixbyknolls on Instagram
  • Shoot a “Business Exterior” on Atlantic, Wardlow, Long Beach Blvd., or San Antonio
  • Must use these hash tags: #bixbyknolls #summershuttersbk
  • Fill out Contestant Application Form and include both photographer name and Instagram profile name
  • Individuals may submit ONLY ONE Instagram photo but may also submit four additional digital photos in contest

Also new this year: Best Historical Photo. Dig through your family photo albums and archives to help piece together the history of Bixby Knolls. Do you have photos form Welch’s, The Crest, The Chandelier, Roberts, Anthony’s, Boys Market, Towne Theatre, Russell’s, Ray & Eddie’s Market or any other neighborhood landmark?

The BKBIA will scan all photos and use them for their historical archives and all photos shall be returned to owners.

Winners will be announced and photos displayed at the August 2nd First Fridays, 8pm, at Expo Arts Center (4321 Atlantic Avenue).

All rules, information, and contest form can be found at

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