Focus on Architecture

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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A04   A07    A44   A47

 

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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B15    B20   B21   B25

 

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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C21     C06    C27

 

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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D35    D09      D39

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MortonLoft_DetailsWinner_AnjaRudiger     IMG_2229     FordFoundation_DetailsJudgesChoice_FanYang

4545CenterBoulevard_ExteriorWinner_EliGoteiner     Angela Pons - TWA     NewYorkCityPhotoSafari_ExteriorJudgesChoice_BenjaminLam

RockefellerUniversity_InteriorWinner_ElizabethTom     Eli Goteiner - Union Thelogical Seminary      FordFoundation_InteriorJudgesChoice_FanYang

MorrisJumelMansion_PeopleWinner_AndreasKarlssonOfori     4WTC_PeopleJudgesChoice_JonathanMorefield     TWA_PeopleJudgesChoice_ChariFriday

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

After tallying the votes from Facebook, we have determined the top three winners of the 2012 Focus on Architecture Photo Competition. Congratulations to Joan Tsen, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao and Joe David! Here are the winning photographs:

First place: Joan Tsen (African Burial Ground)


 

Second place: Van Hsin-Hung Tsao (TWA Flight Center)

 

 

Third place: Joe David (Park Avenue Armory)

 

Prizes for all winners have been provided by New York City Photo Safari.

 

In addition, the judges gave out four Judge’s Choice Awards. Congratulations to Roisin Collins, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao (photo above), Katie Killary and Michelle Songco. And here are the photos that received a Judge’s Choice Award:

 

Judges Choice Award: Roisin Collins (New York Marriott Marquis)

 

 

Judges Choice Award: Katie Killary (Wythe Hotel)

 

 

Judges Choice Award: Michelle Songco (Central Synagogue)

 

All Judges Choice Award Winners will receive an customized OHNY gift.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition and who voted for the winners. Together, all of the submissions create a dynamic portrait of the excitement and adventure that is the heart of OHNY Weekend.

Get your cameras ready and stay tuned for the next edition of the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition coming in October 2013!

 

 

 

This year’s Focus on Architecture competition was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.

Participants competed in four different categories: details, exteriors, interiors and people. Each participant was able to submit one photo in each category and three winners from each category were chosen. Three Judges Choice Awards were also awarded to photos that the judges (or a judge) found to be outstanding that did not win in its category.

After a grueling two and a half hours of discussion and argumentation, the judges were able to decide on the winners. Thanks to the fabulously unique personalities of each of our judges, we have a wonderful mix of winning submissions for this year.

The judges this year were:

Sean Corcoran Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York
Sean Hemmerle Professional Architectural and Landscape Photographer
Elliott Kaufman Architectural Photographer and Professor at Queens College; Instructor at International Center of Photography
Margaret Morton Photographer, Glass House, Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

A big congratulations to the winners from all of us at OHNY!

To see a full selection of all of the photos submitted for the contest visit, our 2011 Focus on Architecture flickr page.

Here is the full list of winners organized by category:

Details
Leonard Infranca
Edward Jay
Oscar Sam Boyko

Exteriors
Bohb Jaisingh
Jeremy Slusarz
Tais Melillo

Interiors
Christopher Cross
Yu-Wei Cheng
David Ricardo Davila

People
Katie Killary
Michael Schedler
Mike Riccio

Judges Choice Award
Den Adler
Mark Jordan
Emily Sharp

2005 Focus winner in Interiors: The Octogon, Stephanie Goralnick

Grab your camera and focus on your favorite sites during the OHNY Weekend!

Post digital images of your OHNY Weekend adventure on OHNY’s flickr page and submit your best to be judged by award-winning professional photographers in four competitive categories: interiors, exteriors, details, people.

Some sites have restrictions on interior photography, so please ask first.

Parents or legal guardians must fill out and sign a waiver form for entrants under the age of 18 in order to be eligible and mail to openhousenewyork, 115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or fax to 212.620.5299.

Download the rules and waiver form here.

Submission Details:

  • Photographs should be uploaded to OHNY’s flickr group between Saturday, October 9th and, Friday, October 22nd. Please note you will need to join flickr, then join the group above to load photos.
  • Please limit your submissions to two photos per category.
  • Submit your image/s with titles in this format: SITENAME-CATEGORY-creditYOURNAME
  • Example: USCustomHouse-Interiors-creditReneeSchacht
  • Parents or legal guardians must fill out and sign a waiver form for entrants under the age of 18 in order to be eligible and mail to openhousenewyork, 115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or fax to 212.620.5299. Download the waiver form here.
  • Adult entrants must copy the following onto the email and ‘sign’ by adding their full name below: “I have read the competition rules posted on www.ohny.org as of October 9, 2010 and accept and agree to abide by them and the decisions of openhousenewyork inc. which shall be final and binding in all respects.”

Your image/s will be removed if a waiver is not received by October 22nd.

The minimum dimensions of each image must be at a 180 pixels wide in JPEG format only.