Each month, you can win a €20.00 gift certificate! What you have to do in order to win this certificate is pretty simple: by sending us your most beautiful, funny, delicious photograph which features your favorite Dutch product, or anything else that relates to the Dutch culture.
The photographs need to be shot by you, and it may of course also feature yourself or your family/friends (with their permission of course).
Out of all the photographs we receive, we will place a selection on the site.
What you need to do:
1. Photos must features a Dutch product or something that relates to the Dutch culture. We prefer photos with a person and a product/Dutch culture aspect in it!
2. Make sure the image is less than 2mb in size and in .jpg format
3. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Gift Certificate Contest." Make sure to include your (first) name and your country. We will ask only the winner for his or hers address information.
4. Please include a brief caption with each photo.
5. There is no limit as to the number of photos you may submit; however, you can only win once.
6. Please do not add any text, dates, logos, or decorative borders/elements to the photos.
7. We have decided to extend the deadline for the contest: you can now submit photos for an unlimited period of time, as we will pick the best photos the end of every quarter!
A selection of the entries we've received:
Lennie is enjoying Dutch Duo Penotti chocolate paste on an Argentinian galletitas saladas (a type of cracker).
Margie from the US took this shot in Amsterdam, while on a skating (in-line) tour of the northern part of the Netherlands during the summer of 1999.
Gert-Jan has opened up his own pancake restaurant last year in Woolacombe North Devon. The bar has been a huge success!
Jacob's girlfriend Mina, who is from Japan, visited his hometown of IJmuiden and there they spotted Nijntje on the beach. It helps little children to find their way back when the beach is crowded in the summer.
Joy's piece of Nederland in Somerset; her own hand-made kitchen curtain and pottenrek.
Annemarie from China teaches her friend to eat herring the proper way.
March is the perfect month for bike riding!
A piece of Joy's kitchen curtain material with some of her favourite sweets "drop" in the middle.
Martine from the US snapped this picture of the sun setting over a beautiful Amsterdam canal.
This photo of Luuk was taken at a 'Sinterklaas' party in Belfast, Northern Ireland last December - he would have been around 6 months old. He is in a struggle with the beard of Sinterklaas!
This picture was taken in Amsterdam during the summer of 2004 by Larry.
Luuk showing off his own hand made 'Zwarte Piet' hat at the 'Sinterklaas' party in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Lisa and her Dutch husband offered Beschuit met Muisjes to their friends and visitors when their son Austin was born in January.
Everyone who tried it thought it was delicious and wanted more.
A typically Dutch flower stand.
This photo was shot by a pub in Lincoln (UK).
Emma and Anna during a visit...with the 1 and only...Ome Willem
Hup, Holland, Hup!! Samantha in mama's oranje shirt, ready for the WK.
Barbara from Slovenia in a typically Dutch clog.
A father and his son are enjoying their first World Cup together.
De Eendracht during a visit to Rotterdam (Volvo Race 2006).
Levi enjoys Opa & Oma's tulips that they planted around their
windmill that sits in their front yard.
This is a photo taken of Ann's children Barry and Denise in New Zealand when they were small. It was for a fancy dress competition and they won first prize.
Three generations of Dutch girls: featuring Ineke and Marijke!
Wendy's daughter Charlene from Texas posed in front of their dairy herd just after her wedding.
Roelof sent us a picture of his Chinese Stepdaughter (a fan of the Dutch football team).
Terry took this photograph on a visit to Shepparton, Victoria in Australia.
A daughter and her dad showing of their Oranje wear for the upcoming World Cup!
Sarah goes crazy with her "zoute rijen!" She told us that she always takes a bag of them with her during boring film sessions at her University.
Patrick decided to customize the license plate of his RV, so everybody instantly knows where he is from!
Jacquie told us, "I love anything Dutch! I have been to Amsterdam, and absolutely fell
in love with the food!, the lovely bicycle-lined canals, the language, the history,
and the culture! This is a little vintage book I bought for my granddaughters, so I can
pass that appreciation on to them."
Shaana sent us a photograph of her Friesian horse: Jorrit 363
Lluvy loves her Classic Anta Flu, because it works wonders on a sore throat!
A photograph of Friesian Taai Taai in a regular supermarket in Sydney, Australia.
Taken by Fam. Staal, who are of Friesian origin.
Jennifer received stroopwaffles for her birthday: it's her favorite Dutch treat.
Shay also loves stroopwaffles and the one in this picture was her last one..
Caroline's boys are watching Father Christmas go by. She searched high and low in the UK for a star
to hang in the window. In the end she had to wait to get one in Holland.
Petra's son, Oliver Martijn, born and bred in Britain, is enjoying a typically
Dutch holiday day with his Oma & Opa in Friesland. After this picture was taken, they went home for a boterham met hagelslag.
Jackie's Grandson, Joshua, proudly wearing his new 'Holland' shirt, made for him by his aunty. They always have a Dutch style New Year's Day with all the family gathering at their place. This year they had their hottest ever New Year's Day in Sydney, Australia, but that didn't slow down the intake of Oliebollen!