The chilly fall weather has settled into Hudson County as we’re officially in October now, which means it’s time for a few seasonal favorites — like apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall foliage. In honor of the season’s beauty and what a treat it is to live locally, we are excited to announce The Hoboken Girl’s 8th Annual Fall Instagram Contest, #FallinLovewithHoboken, beginning on Monday, October 17th. This (almost) month-long contest will run through Monday, November 14th and give our readers the chance to win amazing prizes from 11 local businesses by posting your favorite fall things about Hoboken and Jersey City on Instagram via photos or reels. Keep reading to find out all about our fall photo contest, how to enter, and what you have the chance to win.
About the Contest
Now is the perfect time to use those photography and social media skills to snap a beautiful fall-inspired photo or reel. Submissions 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 favorites, and the 11 local businesses below will decide their top 3 winners from the #FallinLoveWithHoboken hashtag (from this year 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*
- Follow @TheHobokenGirl on Instagram + our 11 contest judges (handles below) on Instagram so you are completely entered (yes, we’re checking!).
Here’s the list:
- Walk around Hoboken or Jersey City; snap a fall-inspired photo, reel, or video; and post it to your Instagram feed or stories. Make sure to tag @thehobokengirl and use the hashtag #FallinLoveWithHoboken.
- Enter as many times as you want by posting as many fall moments as you want!
This must be a public profile and posted between Monday, October 17th and Monday, November 14th of 2022 (not previous years).
1st Place — 5 Prizes
- $100 gift card from Electric Picks
- $100 gift card from Pour Amor
- One-night stay in a corner king suite with complimentary breakfast for two + parking at Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
- Private meditation, 30-minute CBD massage + mini facial, and wellness products in a canvas tote from Salvation Wellness
- Two tickets to Tipsy Tie Dye
2nd Place — 4 Prizes
- $100 gift card from Electric Picks
- Three-month unlimited membership at /impact/
- Two spots in a one-time introductory workshop of your choosing ($160 value) from Blue Skies Pottery
- 1000mg Full Spectrum tincture from The Green Room
3rd place — 4 Prizes
- $100 gift card from Electric Picks
- One-month unlimited membership from Rumble Boxing
- $50 gift card + swag bag including a hat, t-shirt, and mug from MOJO Coffee
- Three fall candles from Wicked Scents
Pour Amor | 123 Washington Street in Hoboken
IG Handle: @Pouramorcoffee
Welcomed to the neighborhood as Hoboken’s first pour-over specialty coffeehouse, Pour Amor is located at 123 Washington Street. A popular menu combo features a cappuccino with a coconut coffee cake — which uses the same coconut flakes that are in the coconut cold brew. In addition to yummy drinks + baked goods to start your day, customers can also buy merchandise and pre-packaged coffee grinds like the Brazil bean, which adds a creamy, chocolatey blend to your daily routine.
Prize: $100 gift card
Blue Skies Pottery | 720 Monroe Street, Suite C414 in Hoboken
IG Handle: @blueskiespottery
Blue Skies Pottery is a really unique business that enables the Hoboken community to come together as families, friends, colleagues, and individuals to create art. This Hoboken-based pottery studio provides multi-week courses for adults + children, including one-time introductory classes. Budding artists learn how to transform a ball of clay into a one-of-a-kind creation. The introductory class starts with learning the basic techniques, gives tips on how to work with the clay, and creates the restorative feelings of getting your hands dirty while laughing and talking with others.
Prize: 2 spots in a one-time introductory workshop of your choosing ($180 value)
Electric Picks | Online
IG Handle: @electricpicks
Headquartered in Hoboken, Electric Picks was founded by best friends MJ Carlson and Chantel Gia, with the idea that jewelry holds our life stories. Each piece is curated with thought and crafted with love. The duo started with nothing more than a dream — and YouTube — when they got started in 2011. The brand now features celebrity collaborations and has transitioned over the years to include bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces.
Prize: $100 gift card for each of the three winners
Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District | 159 Morgan Street in Jersey City
IG Handle: @canopyjerseycity
Located in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District, Canopy by Hilton is an ideal spot for a Hudson County staycation. Conveniently close to the Grove Street PATH station, staying at Canopy by Hilton means you can easily explore Jersey City + Hoboken or hop over to Manhattan for a night on the town. Guests get free access to a Canopy Bike which makes it a no-brainer to get out and explore the neighborhood. Canopy Central Bistro & Bar features an artisanal menu with a local focus, including drink selections from neighborhood producers.
Prize: A one-night stay in a corner king suite with complimentary breakfast for two + parking ($500+ value and subject to availability and blackout dates)
/impact/ | 603 Willow Avenue and 79 Hudson Street, #LL103 in Hoboken + 160 First Street in Jersey City
IG Handle: @impactgroupfitness
This health + wellness studio is for bodies of all sizes, shapes, and fitness levels who are seeking to make a positive impact on themselves, which we all know is so crucial to our well-being. /impact/ has a host of highly-qualified instructors who aim to make a positive impact on their students with challenging and fun classes. /impact/ provides classes for strength, HIIT, and sculpt with an emphasis on the tie between physical health and mental health. Plus, the studio’s Jersey City location is its newest spot, expanding its reach to a new community.
Prize: 3-month unlimited membership at any of their Hoboken or Jersey City locations
Salvation Wellness | 30 Provost Street in Jersey City
IG Handle: @salvationwellness
All of Salvation Wellness’ services are available at its 190 Christopher Columbus Drive location, just around the corner from the retail shop on Jersey Avenue. The most popular service is the hour-long CBD Massage — featuring a five-step service utilizing CBD tinctures, salves, creams, and oils specifically for different areas and needs of the body. Plus, at the end, customers leave with a CBD protein bar — and we all know how much we love a snack. Salvation Wellness also offers several other massage services including Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, cupping, reflexology, reiki, and more.
Prize: Private Meditation, 30-Minute CBD Massage + Mini Facial, and wellness products in Salvation Wellness Canvas Tote bag ($325 value)
Tipsy Tie Dye | 155 1st Street in Hoboken
IG Handle: @tipsytiedye
Tipsy Tie Dye is a one-of-a-kind experience we can almost guarantee you’ve never done before. Adding a modern twist to the classic tie dye, this Hoboken-based company allows guests to get creative while also getting a little tipsy thanks to the Dye Bar. Tipsy Tie Dye hosts a wide variety of activities for all ages including Tipsy Tie Dye Events for adults only, Teeny Tie Dye Party for kids + families, and the Teachy Tie Dye creative workshops.
Prize: 2 tickets to Tipsy Tie Dye (value $100)
MOJO Coffee | 230 Willow Avenue + 801 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken
IG Handle: @mojocoffeecompany
MOJO Coffee opened its first location at 230 Willow Avenue in June 2020 and recently opened its second location this past June, along with a new line of yummy fall drinks. MOJO is owned and operated by Hoboken native + coffee lover Jess Nisler, who was passionate about creating a place for neighbors and friends to connect. The mission in opening MOJO Coffee was to create a vibrant cafe that inspires everyone who walks through the door. The shops are cozy and modern with an airy environment. Jess has created a cohesive MOJO experience, while incorporating some unique aspects into each store.
Prize: $50 gift card + swag bag including a hat, t-shirt, and mug
The Green Room | 512 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City and 64 Newark Street + 109 14th Street in Hoboken
IG Handle: @thegreenroomnj
The Green Room in Hoboken provides customers with trusted CBD products in a convenient, local shop. Following the success of this location, the company expanded into two more Hudson County locations to better serve the customer base in Northern New Jersey. The shop highlights new cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC, which allow customers to customize their purchase. Products include infused bath bombs, berry mint daytime sublingual strips, hemp body butter, and even cat treats. The team behind The Green Room is focused on changing the holistic wellness market and bringing these new ideas to our local community.
Prize: 1000mg full spectrum tincture ($110 value)
Rumble Boxing | 1202 Shipyard Lane in Hoboken
IG Handle: @rumbleboxinghoboken
Rumble Boxing is the place to go for a fun, stress-relieving class that also happens to be a fantastic workout. It combines boxing with strength training in a 10-round fight using HIIT, metabolic conditioning, and cardio — all worked into one class. The Hoboken location is aiming to open up by November of this year, just in time to redeem this prize.
Prize: One-month unlimited membership ($229 value)
Wicked Scents | 163 2nd Street in Hoboken
IG Handle: @wickedscentsofficial
Wicked Scents started with a young entrepreneur’s dream to build a different kind of candle company. With a background in consumer packaged goods and a love for candles, founder Miguel believed this was the perfect opportunity to bring attention to up-and-coming, female-owned candle brands while still offering nationally-known favorites. Wicked Scents offers handmade, 100% vegan, soy-free, clean-burning candles that are safe for families, the home, and the office. In addition to carrying the local private brand, Lucid Flame Candle Co., Wicked Scents carries favorites like Yankee Candle, Bridgewater, Votivo, Rock Creek Soaps, and more.
Prize: Three fall candles
We can’t wait to see all of your fall-inspired pictures shared via Instagram between Friday, October 17th and Monday, November 14th. Be sure to follow the list of judges to qualify!