Update: The winners of the Wikipedia at OHNY Weekend Photo Competition have been announced! Click here to view the winning photos and other submissions.

 

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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.

During this year’s OHNY Weekend, submit your best photos of all the Weekend sites you visit 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.

After winners are chosen and prizes awarded, all submitted photographs will then 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, about architecture, or about New York City!

All submitted photos must be taken during OHNY Weekend on October 17-18 and feature a participating site. The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 24. Read on for more information about competition rules, eligibility, prizes, and judging or click here to download a PDF of version.

Please note: In keeping with the guidelines of Wikimedia Commons, all photos entered in to 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.


 

Wikipedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition


Open House New York and Wikimedia NYC invite you to participate in one of the largest collaboratively compiled and edited media projects in history. During this year’s OHNY Weekend, on October 17 and 18, 2015, submit your best photos of all the Weekend sites you visit for a chance to win prizes–and one day your photo may illustrate an article about an OHNY Weekend site, about architecture, or about New York City!

All photos submitted through the Photo Competition 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.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the best photos in three categories – Interiors, Exteriors, and Details – one of which will also be named as the 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. One Grand Prize winner will also receive an iPad Mini. Winners will be announced in November.

To Enter
Submit your photo online at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:OHNY. The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 24. 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 17 or 18, 2015 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.

Jury
One winner will be chosen in each category – Interiors, Exteriors, and Details – from among all submission by judges:
• Pat Kiernan, Morning Anchor, NY1
• Roy Kim, President, Open House New York Board of Directors
• Alexandra Lange, Architecture Critic, Curbed
• Erica Stoller, Director, Esto.

Questions?
Representatives from Wikimedia NYC will be available to answer questions about Wikimedia NYC and Wikimedia Commons at OHNY Weekend Hubs at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan (Union Square West at E 15th Street) on Saturday, October 17, and at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn (Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Avenue) on Sunday, October 18.

You can also email us at info@ohny.org.
By submitting a photo for the Wikimedia @ OHNY Weekend Photo Competition, you agree to all of the above rules and conditions.

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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