First Bloem 2022

The First Bloem Festival Artwork Competition returned in 2022 through which a work of art was selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Festival invites artists to submit entries from which a juror selects the Top 20 pieces. 

Artists in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties submitted over 100 entries in September 2021. After careful consideration, the Top 20 were selected.

Kate Moynihan and her painting “Bursting with Color” were chosen as the 2022 Tulip Time poster winner. 

Giclees, poster prints and other merchandise featuring "Bursting with Color" are all available at the Tulip Time Festival offices or in the online store at

The remaining 19 pieces of artwork were on display during the week of Tulip Time and visitors had the chance to vote on their favorite. The 2022 Viewers' Choice Award went to "The Heart of Holland" by Christopher Ryckman.

2022 Viewers Choice Award winner

Want to be a part of the 2023 poster competition? Get all the details in the prospectus!

2023 Poster Competition Prospectus