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A Salute to Queens Parks
Photography Contest 2007

Photo of bird

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to “A Salute to Queens Parks: A Photography Contest.”

The contest, which was a collaboration of Parks & Recreation and The Queens Courier, received more than 350 digital and print entries. Our team of judges selected twelve winners in each of the three categories Nature/Landscape, and Places/Landmarks, People/Individuals, and a Grand Prize, Second Place, and Third Place winner overall.

Winning entries were framed, matted, and exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art from December 2, 2007 through February 3, 2008 and at the Arsenal Gallery January 9 through 30, 2008. Winning entries were also be published in A Salute to Queens Park: A Photo Book. We would like to thank Con Edison, New York Community Bank, Olympic Camera, and The Queens Museum of Art for their contributions.

Prize Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Name: Spiro Fourniotis
Title: Oakland Lake
Park: Oakland Lake

Image of Fourniotis, oakland-Nature

Second Place Winner

Name: Xiao Ying Shi
Title: Loves the Night
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Image of Xiao Ying Shi, Loves The Night

Third Place Winner

Name: Brian Walter
Title: Summer in the City
Park: Forest Park

Image of Xiao Ying Shi, Loves The Night

Contest Winners by Category

Grand Prize Winner
Name: Spiro Fourniotis
Title: Oakland Lake
Park: Oakland Lake

Name: Carol A. Day
Title: Reflections in Alley Pond
Park: Alley Pond Park
Name: Mang- Tze Lin
Title: Where is My Home
Park: Alley Pond Park
Name: Brian Walter
Title: Rebirth
Park: Forest Park
Name: Rosalie Cooper
Title: Barron
Park: Forest Park
Name: Joan Sitkowski
Title: Rise and Shine
Park: Alley Pond Park
Name: Jacqueline Tuteur
Title: Lampost
Park: Kissena Park
Name: Catherine Lange
Title: Fall Foliage
Park: Alley Pond Park
Name: Greta M. Jackalatish
Title: Japanese Maples during Blizzard
Park: Kissena Park
Name: Deborah Caponigro
Title: Summer Serenity
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Name: Rosalie Frost
Title: Autumn Stream
Park: Alley Pond Park
Name: Julian Woolcott
Title: A Day in the Life of Hawk
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Name: Marvenia Knight
Title: Bathing in Baisley
Park: Baisley Pond Park

Second Place Winner
Name: Xiao Ying Shi
Title: Loves the Night
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Name: Joan Sitkowski
Title: Whimsical Water Bird
Park: Cunningham Park
Name: Catherine Lange
Title: Winter Solitude
Park: Bowne Park
Name: George Welik
Title: View from, Queensbridge Park on a Hazy Day
Park: Queensbridge Park
Name: Jen Cooper
Title: North, South, East, or West
Park: Forest Park
Name: George Welik
Title: Lilies on the Bank of the East River
Park: DeMarco Park
Name: Lianguha Fan
Title: Shea Stadium
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Name: Irv Gordon
Title: Entrance to Tribute Park
Park: Tribute Park
Name: Laura Levinstein
Title: The Dome
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Name: Anka Milin
Title: Long Island City Rejuvenation
Park: Gantry Park
Name: Kelly Mola
Title: P/L Ceremony
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Name: Michael Sender
Title: Reaching for The Stars
Park: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Third Place Winner
Name: Brian Walter
Title: Summer in the City
Park: Forest Park

Name: Yao Fong
Title: Morning Exercise
Park: Queens Botanical Garden
Name: Catherine I-Palomino Morales
Title: Carla Running
Park: Juniper Valley Park
Name: Jennifer L.M. Gunn
Title: An Evening Walk
Park: Bowne Park
Name: Marvin Schwartz
Title: Birdwatcher Americans
Park: Gateway National Park
Name: Joseph D. Aranha
Title: The Diversity of Hatha Yoga
Park: Kissena Corridor Park
Name: Melissa Barry
Title: Discovering Roots
Park: Socrates Sculpture Park
Name: Valerie Corbia
Title: Summer Splash in Astoria Pool
Park: Astoria Pool
Name: Spiro Fourniotis
Title: Bocci
Park: Bowne Park
Name: Rosalie Frost
Title: Skateboard, Sueffert Band Shell
Park: Bowne Park
Name: Rebecca Robertson
Title: Stan, Retired Shoe Salesman
Park: Maple Grove
Name: John Autz
Title: World Peace
Park: Flushing Meadow Corona Park

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