Bethany Beach Books holds annual photo contest

Residents and visitors have a few more days left to submit their entries for Bethany Beach Books’ 2nd Annual Photo Contest.

“Last year was our first year,” said Amanda Zirn, media relations coordinator for the store. “We just wanted to do something creative and different and get our customers involved in social media.”

Bethany Beach Books customers may submit up to three entries, where they create the best fun and creative photo featuring the store’s own bookmarks.

“The entries have to have our free bookmark that we put in our books. That’s the only rule,” she explained.

Zirn said that last year they received nearly 20 entries, which was more than they expected.

“We ended up having more photos than we though we would. This year we’re receiving a lot more submissions and the customers have been getting really creative this year.”

All submissions will be posted on Bethany Beach Books’ Facebook page on Aug. 1, where anyone can vote for entries by “liking” the photos up until Aug. 14.

“We had a lot of people vote last year because the people who submitted their photos shared it with all their friends on Facebook,” said Zirn. “I would say we have over 500 people vote.”

The second and third place winners will receive 10-percent off of purchases for a whole year, while the first place winner will be given an exclusive card giving then 10-percent off of purchases for their lifetime.

“We’ve had a lot of young submitters,” said Zirn. “So that’ll be a very long time for 10-percent off, if one of the younger submitters wins.”

To submit your entries, email by July 31. To view the submitted entries and to vote, visit between Aug. 1 and Aug. 14. Bethany Beach Books is located at 99 Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany Beach.