Times Square
Photo Contest

Winner Announcement

Thank you for your many fine submissions. Selected photographs to be displayed in Times Square.

1st Place Winner

2nd Place Winner

3rd Place Winner

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About the contest

To add to the public’s appreciation of New York’s cityscape, and to encourage photographers to share their visions of America’s greatest city, the New-York Historical Society initiate d its Times Square photography contest: an open competition in which anyone could submit views of the architecture, people, billboards and bustle of the gaudiest and most celebrated district in Manhattan.


A panel of distinguished judges—society photographer Mary Hilliard, muralist Richard Haas and Times Square photographer and collector Barney Ingoglia — announced the three winners of the contest.


All photographs submitted by the contestants may become part of the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection. The photographs of the 29 semi-finalists, including the top three prize-winners, will also be featured on Flickr, at http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0092009/gp/34549592@N02/sYAPE2


The winning photographs will also be displayed in Times Square, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and in continuation of both organizations’ public art initiatives.



Second prize went to

Michael Schmidt for “These Lights Will Inspire You,”

the quintessential signage photograph. The foreground captures the speed and excitement of the taxis in the streets, while the background of marquees for Broadway shows leaves no doubt about where the photograph was taken.



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