$5,000 Grand Prize and 11 Captivating Categories Await Your Lens!
The Empire State Building (ESB) is thrilled to announce the launch of its 12th annual Empire State Building Photo Contest, inviting photographers of all skill levels to showcase their talent. This is your chance to immortalize the “World’s Most Famous Building” and vie for the coveted $5,000 grand prize.
“The annual photo contest is a cherished tradition at the Empire State Building, and we eagerly anticipate the submissions from our exceptionally talented community as they capture the unparalleled essence of the world’s most photographed edifice from our reimagined Observatories and beyond,” remarked Jean-Yves Ghazi, President of the Empire State Building Observatory.
This year, the contest boasts 11 captivating entry categories, including an exciting new addition:
ESB x City Wide: Frame the ESB within the captivating New York City panorama.
Beginner Entry: Open to budding photographers, share your fresh perspective.
Observatory Views: Present ESB’s iconic vistas from its Observatories.
Sunset & Sunrise: Capture the building during the enchanting golden hours.
Smartphone Shot: Showcase your ESB shots taken with smartphones.
Photoshop/Edit: Unleash creativity with imaginative edits and settings.
Weather Shot: Depict the building amidst rain, snow, sleet, or rainbow.
Nightscapes: Illuminate the building as night descends.
Video: Bring ESB to life in 30-second video clips.
Youth: A fresh category for 13-17-year-old fans with photos and videos.
General Entry: For shots that don’t fit other categories.
All entries must be submitted by September 22. Subsequently, the public will have the honor of selecting category winners from November 6 to 17. For the runners-up and grand prize victor, the voting period will be November 27 to December 8. The runner-up shall secure a prize of $1,500, while each category winner will be awarded $500.
To submit your captivating entries and cast your votes, visit esbnyc.com/annual-photography-contest.
For an in-depth understanding of the contest guidelines, refer to the official rules available online.
Explore high-resolution imagery from past winners here. For more information about the Empire State Building, acknowledged as the #1 attraction in the U.S. by TripAdvisor travelers for two consecutive years, visit their website.
Capture the monumental allure of the Empire State Building, and your artistry could illuminate the skyline and win you the $5,000 grand prize. Don’t miss this opportunity to make history with your lens!