Announcing: #BullCon2013 Bikinis and Blazers Photo Contest

In the lead-up to the first-ever Bullish Conference this November in Miami, we’re announcing a kick-off contest: The Bikinis and Blazers Photo Contest.

Why? Because we believe you’re allowed to enjoy work, and that if you’re passionate about your goals, the idea of achieving those goals poolside, with a cocktail, is basically the best thing ever.

Also because we’re holding a conference at a fabulous beach resort, and people have been asking us what to wear. Wear whatever you want, but our basic idea is a bikini, a coverup, and a blazer, because we believe in badass tailored shoulders. You’re also going to want sunglasses. And possibly a hat.

Now for the guidelines:

This is absolutely NOT a bikini modeling or beauty contest. We are a body-positive organization. Bikinis are for everyone who wants to wear bikinis. We welcome entries from ladies of all body types, and aim for diversity of all kinds in our photo collection.

We want to celebrate the idea of wearing bikinis for the fun and enjoyment of the women wearing them. We want to celebrate the idea of wearing blazers because they make you look like a badass.

How to enter:

Take a photo of yourself wearing a bikini and a blazer. We’ll take a cardigan if we have to. You can wear all the coverups you want — again, this isn’t about showing off your body, it’s about dressing for fun, badassery, and summer comfort. (See our Bikinis and Blazers board for inspiration!)

Post your photo(s) to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitpic, your blog, or a public Facebook wall (although we recommend Instagram for making your photos look awesome).

Make sure to add a CAPTION including the #bikinisandblazers hashtag and, if you’re feeling generous, #bullcon2013 or And say something about the photo. (“Why are all these buildings here?! Gotham City is not a beach. #bikinisandblazers #bullcon2013”)

If you’re into photo effects, we enjoy Picdx, which allows you to add stars and flares and hearts and lights and other photographic hijinks.

Send the URL to so we can re-post the heck out of your lovely self.


Send us your photos by July 31st!


We will judge all photos based on:
– Portraying the concept of SUMMER FUN and BADASS GOAL-ACHIEVING at the same time!
– Accessories and general sense of style!
– Cleverness!

The winner will receive her choice of prizes:

– $50 hotel credit at the Surfcomber Hotel for the Bullish Conference. (We are offering hotel credit so that those who have already registered and paid for the conference can also partake!)


– Or, we will mail a bottle of prosecco and a Bullish bull to your home (US only, and excluding the few weird-ass counties where it’s illegal to ship alcohol)

Okay, time to get posing! In a feminist way. Whatever that means to you.