Sweater weather is finally here, and you know what that means if you’re a fall lover: pumpkin picking, apple pie, PSL, and best of all: seeing the leaves go through the seasonal color transformation. To commemorate the season’s beauty and living locally, we are excited to announce Hoboken Girl’s 7th Annual Fall Instagram PhotoContest, #FallinLovewithHoboken, beginning on October 1st. This is your month to enter and win amazing prizes from 12 local businesses by posting your favorite things about Hoboken and Jersey City in the fall on Instagram. Keep reading to find out all about our fall photo contest, how to enter, and some past inspo to #FallinLoveWithHoboken.
About the Fall in Love with Hoboken Contest
Now is the perfect time to use those photography and social media skills to snap a beautiful fall-inspired photo. Pictures will only be considered if they are taken in either Hoboken or Jersey City.
At the end of the month, the Hoboken Girl team will choose its top 10 favorite pics, and the 12 local businesses below will decide their top 3 winners from the #FallinLoveWithHoboken hashtag (from 2021 only!). If you need a little bit of inspiration, check out last year’s winners.
How to Enter
*Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry!*
1. Follow @thehobokengirl on Instagram
2. Follow our 12 contest judges (handles below) on Instagram so you are completely entered (we’re checking!)
Here’s the list:
3. Walk around Hoboken or Jersey City, snap a fall-inspired photo or video, and post it to Instagram Feed or Stories Make sure to tag @thehobokengirl, and use the hashtag #FallinLoveWithHoboken. If it’s a story, you must screenshot the story along with the original image or video and email it to email@example.com so we know you’ve posted/entered.
4. Enter as many times as you want by posting as many fall moments as you want! There’s no limit to the beauty of the fall season in our area!
This must be a public profile and posted between October 1st and November 1st of this 2021 (not previous years).
1st Place – 4 Prizes
- Woodhouse Spa Hoboken – $75 gift card
- Alfalfa – $50 Gift Card and One+ Dozen Doughnuts
- UNJUMBOLD – Fall Wellness & Spa Pack with a Turkish Linen Towel and+ Skin Gourmet Sample Pack – $150 value
- Il Tavolo di Palmisano – $100 gift card
2nd Place – 4 Prizes
- Blushtan Hoboken – 1 Organic Airbrush Tan and 1 Cryo Facial
- Salvation Wellness – Relaxation Bundle: Duo scent ceramic candle, CBD bath soak, sage bundle with holder, Social Justice Soap, and Peace Love Massage Tote Bag ($123 value)
- The Green Room – 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture (CBD Drops)
- Vira Sun – Sunglasses from our website, any pair with a $75 value or higher
3rd place – 4 Prizes
- Sweat + Glo – Three 30 minute sweat sessions in the premium infrared saunas, a branded Sweat + Glo water bottle, and a branded Sweat + Glo t-shirt
- THE DRIP – one unlimited month membership
- Jupiter Knights Hemp – a 1000MG CBD oil, one1- 5 pack of CBD Pre Rolls, and a Jupiter Knights Logo tote bag ($115 value)
- The Co. -SHOP – 1 Hour Energy/Tarot Reading
Last Year’s First Place Winner
(Photo credit: @carolinediamond)
The Contest Judges/Handles to Follow
Below are the contest judges + handles to follow to be able to enter the contest:
The Woodhouse Day Spa | 225 River Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @woodhousespahoboken
The Woodhouse Day Spa in Hoboken offers massages, facials, body treatments, and waxing services and is an ideal spot to leave your stress behind. In particular, the Skin and Repair facial treatment works great for dry, dehydrated or mature skin during the fall and winter season This treatment combines state-of-the-art microcurrent technology and products with advanced ingredients to achieve instant results.
Prize: $75 gift card
UNJUMBOLD | 257 1st Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @Unjumbold
UNJUMBOLD is an art, lifestyle, and home shop focused on highlighting local vendors and fair-trade partners. The concept behind the shop came out of pandemic-fueled inspiration. The shop offers artwork, home furnishings, skincare, flatware, candles, and more. Focused on quality over quantity, UNJUMBOLD improves your everyday lifestyle.
Prize: Fall Wellness & Spa Pack with a Turkish Linen Towel, and Skin Gourmet Sample Pack valued at $150
Jupiter Knights Hemp | 447 Central Avenue, Jersey City
IG Handle: @jupiterknightshemp
Jupiter Knights Hemp has made moves in the industry by providing premium organic hemp and CBD products. Since its opening in 2018, Jupiter Knights has offered customers a chill atmosphere with top-quality customer service and products.
Prize: A 1000MG CBD oil, one 5-pack of CBD Pre Rolls, and a Jupiter Knights Logo tote bag ($115 value)
Sweat + Glo | 80 River Street, Suite 3D, Hoboken
IG Handle: @sweatandglo
Sweat + Glo is the first infrared sauna studio in the area. It specializes in the sauna experience and offers two services. The first is the “Quickie”, which is a 30-minute express sweat session that still allows you to experience all of the benefits of an Infrared session within a shorter amount of time. The second is the “Power Hour”, which is a 60-minute session that aims to rest and recharge your body in a personal sweat suite.
Prize: Three 30 minute sweat sessions in the premium infrared saunas, a branded Sweat + Glo water bottle, and a branded Sweat + Glo t-shirt
Vira Sun | Online
IG Handle: @virasun
The coastal vibes of the West Coast are the inspiration of Hoboken-based Vira Sun sunglasses. The products include classically styled shades for men and women featuring polycarbonate frames, polarized lenses with UV400 protection, bamboo or wooden arms, metal spring hinges, and laser-etched logos.
Prize: Sunglasses from the website, any pair with a $75 value or higher
Il Tavolo di Palmisano | 700 Clinton Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @Il_tavolo_di_palmisano
Business Description: Hoboken newcomer Il Tavolo brings the comfort of home through its homemade, authentic Italian dishes. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining (with heaters and tents), as well as takeout and delivery. Diners can expect family recipes with a modern spin.
Prize: $100 gift card to Il Tavolo
Blushtan Hoboken | 161 4th Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @blushtan_hoboken
Blushtan is an airbrush tanning business whose offerings include different color bases, along with multiple levels of darkness within each base. All of these options allow the consultants to mix over 100 different custom colors and provide natural-looking results for all skin tones. The products are water-based, vegan, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-approved.
Prize: 1 Organic Airbrush Tan and 1 Cryo Facial
The Green Room | 64 Newark Street + 109 14th Street, Hoboken + 512 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City
IG Handle: @thegreenroomnj
Hoboken’s first CBD shop offers several products including edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and takes pride in being able to recommend and educate customers on which CBD products to use.
Prize: 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture (CBD Drops)
The Co. – SHOP | 632 Washington Street, Ground Floor
IG Handle: @THECO.ONLINE
This new home and wellness boutique located on Washington Street has a product assortment that consists of home decor, accessories, and jewelry. of the products sold in The Co. are made by local designers or sustainably sourced brands.
Prize: 1 Hour Energy/Tarot Reading
THE DRIP | 22 Hudson Place, 2N, Hoboken
IG Handle: @THEDRIP.FITNESS
The DRIP fitness studio opened in 2020 and has quickly gained a loyal following based on the variety of workouts offered. The DRIP offers a variety of different classes to choose from such as cycling, boxing, DRIIP (HIIT cardio and strength), barre, flow (power yoga), choreo sculpt, dance cardio, heartcore, and mobility.
Prize: one unlimited month membership
Salvation Wellness | 30 Provost Street, Jersey City
IG Handle: @salvationwellness
Salvation Wellness is a CBD Apothecary + Wellness Studio that sells a variety of essential oils, CBD products, and more at great prices. Other products in their assortment include CBD organic soaps, creams, salt soaks, protein bars, and essential oils sourced from family-owned farms.
Prize: Relaxation Bundle: Duo scent ceramic candle, CBD bath soak, sage bundle with holder, Social Justice Soap, and Peace Love Massage Tote Bag (value of $123)
Alfalfa | 1110 Washington Street, Hoboken
IG Handle: @eatalfalfa
Alfalfa is a one-stop-shop for anyone craving fresh foods and ingredients, selected with care and made with vision. Alfalfa rounds out its menu of healthy greens, grains, and soups with indulgent desserts. Locals know Alfalfa for its creative salad ingredients and cheerfully decorated shop.
Prize: $50 Gift Card + 1-Dozen Doughnuts
We can’t wait to see all of your fall-inspired pictures!