BY JOE MARVILLI
The Downtown Flushing Photo Contest officially kicked off on Aug. 1, though many of the details were announced on Sept. 20 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. With a theme of shooting positive images of downtown Flushing and what the neighborhood means to them, photographers are invited to have their photos displayed and possibly win a prize.
The contest runs until Dec. 31, 2014, giving photographers a year and a half to find the right shot. Once the submission period ends, winners will be announced on or by Feb. 15, 2015. Whoever comes in first place will win the latest edition of Apple’s iPad. The second prize winner will receive an iPad Mini. Third place will be given an iPod Touch.
The photos will be judged by a panel of five individuals, including a professional photographer and the executive director for the Queens Museum of Art, Tom Finkelpearl. They will be graded on their creativity and photographic quality.
Photographs may be taken with any type of camera, with adjustments to exposure, ISO and lighting allowed as long as it is before the picture is taken. Photo-editing, photo manipulation and photo collages are not acceptable.
You may submit your photos and release form either by U.S. Postal Mail to the Flushing BID at 135-20 39th Ave., Flushing or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and its territories.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, email@example.com, or @Joey788.