Focus on Architecture

Open House New York and Wikimedia NYC partnered during the 2016 Open House New York Weekend to present the 2016 Wikipedia at OHNY Weekend Photo Competition. Budding and experienced photographers were invited to submit their best OHNY Weekend visitors photos via Wikimedia Commons for a chance to win prizes. Photo submissions were not only reviewed by a panel of expert New Yorkers, but they also are now part of one of the largest collaboratively compiled and edited media projects in history!

More than 1,200 photos were submitted to the competition, all of which are now part of Wikimedia Commons, the online repository of free-use public domain images that are used across Wikipedia. A select number of photos taken during OHNY Weekend are already being used to illustrate Wikipedia articles including New York City Hall, FDR Four Freedoms Park, and Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Photo submissions were grouped into three categories – Details, Exteriors, and Interiors – and judged by a panel of jurors including Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director, Museum of the City of New York; Pat Kiernan, Morning Anchor, NY1 and Author, Good Morning, City; Sylvia Kollar, Director, Municipal Archives, New York City Department of Records and Information Services; Christopher Payne, Photographer; Frank Rocco, Photographer, New York City Photo Safari; and Saundra Thomas, Vice-President of Community Affairs, WABC-TV, and Open House New York Board Member.

Winners were selected in each category, one of which was also selected as the Grand Prize Winner. Based on the number of votes received by the jurors, additional photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention. Prizes awarded to winners include a $100 voucher for New York City Photo Safari and a copy of 100 Years, 100 Buildings by John Hill. The Grand Prize Winner also receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card a brand new Tamrac HooDoo 20 camera backpack.

Congratulations to winners and warm thanks for all who participated!

 

Details

 

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Category Winner and Grand Prize Winner: Brooklyn Army Terminal by Ailin Jin

 

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Honorable Mention: General Grant National Memorial by Ellen Bryan

 

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Honorable Mention: Ellis Island by Rich Lemonie

 

 

Exteriors

 

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Category Winner: Westbeth Artist Housing by Ofer Maor

 

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Honorable Mention: Ellis Island by Rich Lemonie

 

 

Interiors

 

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Category Winner: United Place by Alex Fortney

 

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Honorable Mention: Gould Memorial Library by Peter Halikias

 

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Honorable Mention: Ellis Island by Rich Lemonie

 

Want to learn more about Wikimedia NYC? Join them on Sunday, January 15 at Wikipedia Day 2017, one of several worldwide Wikipedia Day events. Highlights of photographs part of Wikimedia Commons, including photos submitted to the Wikipedia at OHNY Weekend Photo Competition will be displayed at the daylong celebration and mini-conference.

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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Open House New York and Wikimedia NYC invite you to participate in one of the largest collaboratively compiled and edited media projects in history.

Submit your best photos taken at any 2016 OHNY Weekend site or tour for a chance to win prizes! Prizes will be awarded to the best photos in three categories – Interiors, Exteriors, and Details – one of which will also be named Grand Prize Winner.

All submitted photographs will become part of Wikimedia Commons, the online repository of free-use, public domain images that are used across Wikimedia—including as illustrations for Wikipedia articles. Your photos could one day illustrate an article about an OHNY Weekend site, architecture, or New York City!

Submissions must be taken during OHNY Weekend on October 15 and 16, 2016 and feature a participating site. The deadline to submit photos is Sunday, October 23 at 11:59pm.

Please note: In keeping with the guidelines of Wikimedia Commons, all photos entered into the Wikipedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition will be considered to be freely licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, permitting free use for any purpose and the creation of derivative works.

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Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the best photos in three categories – Interiors, Exteriors, and Details – one of which will also be named a Grand Prize Winner. Each category winner will receive a $100 voucher for New York City Photo Safari that can be used towards booking any regular Photo Safari and a signed copy of 100 Years, 100 Buildings by John Hill. One Grand Prize Winner will also receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card and a brand new Tamrac HooDoo 20 camera backpack.

Jury
One winner will be chosen in each category – Interiors, Exteriors, and Details – from among all submission by judges:
Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director, Museum of the City of New York
Pat Kiernan, Morning Anchor, NY1
Sylvia Kollar, Director, Municipal Archives, New York City Department of Records and Information Services
Christopher Payne, Photographer
Frank Rocco, Photographer, New York City Photo Safari
Saundra Thomas, Vice-President of Community Affairs, WABC-TV

To Enter
Submit your photo online at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:OHNY2016. The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 23. Photos will not be accepted via any other means. Please note that you will be asked to create a Wikimedia Commons account to submit photos, and be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you are selected as a category winner.

Photo submissions should:
• Be taken during OHNY Weekend on Saturday or Sunday, October 15 or 16, 2016 at a participating OHNY Weekend site or tour
• Be properly labeled in the “description” field with the name of the site or tour in which the photo was taken. Photo descriptions that do not name the site will not be eligible
• Highlight architecture and design excellence, and not your fellow explorers including OHNY participants, volunteers, and guides.

Eligibility
• Entrants must be 18 years or older
• The entrant guarantees that (s)he is the copyright holder of the work
• In keeping with the guidelines of Wikimedia Commons, photos will be considered to be freely licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license, permitting free use for any purpose and the creation of derivative works.

By submitting a photo for the Wikimedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition, you agree to all of the above rules and conditions.

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WikimediaNYC: CommonsLab
Want to learn more about how these photos will be catalogued and used on Wikipedia articles? On Sunday, October 16 Wikimedia NYC will host a multimedia tutorial, workshop, and hackathon focused on Wikimedia Commons and the work processes for cultural multimedia wiki-projects. Stop by the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program at 721 Broadway, Manhattan, between 2 and 7:30pm to participate.

 

Questions about the competition? Email us at info@ohny.org.

Wikimedia NYC is an independent 501(c)3 organization that serves as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the metropolitan area. As a community nonprofit, Wikimedia NYC welcomes educational and cultural partnerships with all local institutions interested in the further expansion and diversification of free knowledge.

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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For this year’s OHNY Weekend, Open House New York partnered with Wikimedia NYC to present the Wikipedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition. Weekend visitors were invited to submit photos via Wikimedia Commons for a chance to win prizes, and at the same time contribute to one one of the largest collaboratively compiled and edited media projects in history. 1,100 photos were submitted, all of which are now part of Wikimedia Commons, the online repository of free-use public domain images that are used across Wikipedia. A select number of photos taken during OHNY Weekend are already being used to illustrate Wikipedia articles! Click here to view a list of these photos and the articles in which they appear.

For the photo competition, submissions were grouped into three categories–Details, Exteriors, and Interiors–and judged by a panel of jurors including Pat Kiernan, Morning Anchor, NY1; Roy Kim, President, Open House New York Board of Directors; Alexandra Lange, Architecture Critic, Curbed; and Erica Stoller, Director, Esto. Winners were selected in each category, one of which was selected as the Grand Prize Winner. In addition, 3-4 photos in each category were recognized with an Honorable Mention, determined by the number of votes from the panel of jurors. Prizes awarded to the winners include an iPad Mini and $100 certificates for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

Many thanks to all entrants and congratulations to the winners!

 

Grand Prize

 

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Winner: Meister Hall by Striped Architect

 

Details

 

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Winner: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant by BronxAquarian

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Winner: Brooklyn Army Terminal by Mark Funk

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Honorable Mentions (L-R): 111 Eighth Avenue by Ayzego; Marine Air Terminal by AtDisneyAgain; TWA Flight Center by Mark Funk; and Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant by Apic24

 

Exteriors

 

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Winner: Meister Hall by Striped Architect

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Winner: TWA Flight Center by Bitpixdigital

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Honorable Mentions (L-R): Woolworth Building and City Hall by Joe David; Tudor City Penthouse by cc2723; FDR Four Freedoms Park by Kenlarry

 

Interiors

 

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Winner: Ford Foundation by Moucheraud

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Honorable Mentions (L-R): The Four Seasons by Sarojini Seupersad; John Jay College of Criminal Justice by JZX422; New York State Pavilion by Erin Slonaker; General Grant National Memorial by Architecturalimagery

 

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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Each year Open House New York invites budding and experienced photographers to enter the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition by submitting their best photos taken during OHNY Weekend. Photos were grouped four different categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, and People. Photos were submitted this year via Instagram; all images tagged on that platform with the #OHNYwknd hashtag were automatically entered into the competition.

The jury for 2014 included Dee Dunn (Dorothy Dunn Consulting), Penny Hardy (PS New York), Chris Payne (Christopher Payne Photography), and Dylan Thuras (Atlas Obscura). One grand prize winner, and one winner in each category was chosen. In addition, 3-4 photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention, determined by the number of votes from the panel of jurors. Prizes awarded to the winners included a Sony QX-10 Digital Camera and $100 vouchers for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

Many thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winning photographers!

 

Grand Prize Winner
supernat13 – Ford Foundation

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Details
wpoon38 – Winner – TWA Flight Center
augstagram – Honorable Mention – Knoll
dmz75– Honorable Mention – Weylin B. Seymour’s
thecosmas – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
ieateggseverymorning – Honorable Mention – Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Clock Tower Tour

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Exteriors
dxbrch – Winner – TWA Flight Center
field_condition – Honorable Mention – Kickstarter HQ
eqdwei – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
maxabroadnyc – Honorable Mention – NY Hall of Science Great Hall
ruotolophoto – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

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Interiors
yeungkent – Winner – United Nations
chrisjoydesign – Honorable Mention – Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument
j.xiao – Honorable Mention – Cooper Union New Academic Building
eqdwei – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

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People
6161810 – Winner – TWA Flight Center
tigi202 – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
chi_polinka – Honorable Mention – Jefferson Market Library Tower
wei_jien – Honorable Mention – Cooper Union New Academic Building

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Each year openhousenewyork invites budding and experienced photographers to enter the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition by submitting their best photos taken during OHNY Weekend. Participants competed in four different categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, and People. Each participant was able to submit one photo in each category to be considered by our panel of esteemed judges including Stanley Greenberg. Sean Hemmerle, Elliott Kaufman, Erica Stoller, and Gregory Wessner.

One grand prize winner, and one winner in each category was chosen. In addition, two photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention by the judges. Prizes awarded to the winners included an iPad and $100 vouchers for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

The 2013 Focus on Architecture Competition was our most successful yet, with a record number of entries. Many thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winning photographers! To view all winning photos, visit our Facebook album. To see all submissions, visit our Flickr group.

 

Grand Prize Winner
Caterina Gallizoli – TWA Flight Center

Details
Anja Rudiger – Winner – Morton Loft
Elaine Knapp – Honorable Mention – Grand Lodge of Masons
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

Exteriors
Eli Goteiner – Winner – 4545 Center Boulevard
Benjamin Lam – Honorable Mention – New York City Photo Safari: Lower Manhattan
Angela Pons – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

Interiors
Elizabeth Tom – Winner – Rockefeller University
Eli Goteiner – Honorable Mention – Union Theological Seminary
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

People
Andreas Karlsson-Ofori – Winner – Morris-Jummel Mansion
Chari Friday – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
Jonathan Morefield – Honorable Mention – 4 World Trade Center