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#GoPark Photo Contest

Check out the results from our first #GoPark Photo Contest, and see who shared their love for NYC’s Parks!

About the Contest

NYC Parks’ first #GoPark Photo Contest was held in fall 2013. More than 750 entries were submitted to the contest while it was open, and a winner was announced on November 22, 2013. There were entries from every borough, and submissions ranged from the city’s parks and beaches, to its wildlife and natural beauty, and from great scenery to the love and laughter of people who came to our parks.

Judging Panel

The submissions were judged by a panel of four experts on parks and design: First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris; NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White; Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York Rachel Haot; and Founder and CEO of Infinia Group LLC Ron Cappello. Although we received many great photos, the finalists all featured the best subject matter, photo quality, and diversity of activities that New York has to offer.

Winner

Congratulations to our winning photo, and to all of the photographers who submitted photos.

When asked about the contest-winning photo taken at Clove Lakes Park, contest winner Sean Sweeney said, "Staten Island is my home and my camera shows me it in a new way almost every day. We have endless shorelines and open spaces. I make great use of it all while shooting photos and sharing them."

This photo will be featured on an NYC Parks merchandise item to be sold online and at the New York CityStore, so please check this page again soon or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know when the item is available for purchase.

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 #GoPark Photo Contest Winner and Best of Staten Island

The Morning Sun, Clove Lakes Park, Sean Sweeney

The Morning Sun, Clove Lakes Park, Sean Sweeney

Finalists

Thanks again to everyone who entered the #GoPark Photo Contest. These winning photos also encourage the #GoPark message of urban exploration in all five boroughs.

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First Runner Up and Best of Queens

Row New York at Practice, Meadow Lake, Susan Landau

Row New York at Practice, Meadow Lake, Susan Landau

Best of The Bronx

Bronx River, Claudia Amaya

Bronx River, Claudia Amaya

Best of Brooklyn

‘Songs for the Open Body’, Pratt Playground, Raúl Hott

‘Songs for the Open Body’, Pratt Playground, Raúl Hott

Best of Manhattan

Baby vs. City, High Line, Kendra Canty

Baby vs. City, High Line, Kendra Canty

#GoPark

When you visit New York City’s parks, you can use the #GoPark tag all year long to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can visit each of these NYC locations, or find a great #GoPark photo of your own. There’s so much more to explore in our parks!

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