Open House New York and Wikimedia NYC partnered during the 15th Anniversary Open House New York Weekend to present the 2017 Wikipedia at OHNY Weekend Photo Competition. A festival favorite, the competition invites budding and experienced photographers to submit their best OHNY Weekend photos on Wikimedia Commons. More than 1,100 photos were submitted to the 2017 competition photos and are now part of the largest online repositories of public domain images in the world.

Submissions were judged by a panel of Open House New York volunteer photographers–a group of expert Open House New Yorkers who volunteer their time and photography expertise to help document all year-round programs and OHNY Weekend. Judges included New York photographers David Mark Erickson, Ben Helmer, Nicolas Lemery Nantel, Bella Muccari, Juliana Sohn, and Julia Xiao

Photo submissions were grouped into three categories–Details, Exteriors, and Interiors–and winners were selected in each category. Based on the number of votes, one category winner received distinction as the Grand Prize Winner and additional photos were recognized as Honorable Mentions. Winners are awarded $100 gift certificates for New York City Photo Safari, and the Grand Prize Winner also receives an Insta360–a clip-on that transforms the user’s phone into a VR camera that records 360-degree high-resolution 3K video–courtesy of New York City Photo Safari. 

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated!

 

Interiors

 

Interiors Category Winner and Grand Prize Winner: Federal Hall by John Rakis

 

Honorable Mention: Diana Center at Barnard College by Rvguido

 

Honorable Mention: Modulightor by Faith Ergun

 

Details

 

Details Category Winner: The Bridge at Cornell Tech by Alex Fortney

 

Honorable Mention: Brooklyn  Army Terminal by Alex Fortney

 

Honorable Mention: Ukrainian Institute of America by Dthalpern

 

Exteriors

 

Exteriors Category Winner: Brooklyn Army Terminal by Ian Bartlett

 

Honorable Mention: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant by Shuo Yan

 

Honorable Mention: Waterside Plaza by Theamazingknight

 

Want to learn more about Wikimedia NYC? Join them on Sunday, January 14, at Wikipedia Day 2018 at Ace Hotel, one of several worldwide Wikipedia Day events that celebrate Wikipedia’s 17th birthday with a mini-conference about Wikimedia and allied projects.

Open House New York gratefully acknowledges the generous support of New York City Photo Safari for this year’s competition prizes.

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