Daffodils in the City

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We're pleased to announce the opening of our annual Daffodil Project photo contest to all amateur photographers, gardeners, and New Yorkers who love their parks. We're excited to see the beautiful results of the hard work of the volunteers who have helped to plant more than five million daffodil bulbs every fall since 2001.

This year, our photo contest theme is Daffodils in the City. We want to highlight the unique juxtaposition that occurs every spring  as daffodils bloom in NYC's dense urban environment. Show us your best shot of the blooms in front of your high-rise, or the daffodils that greet you as you run in the park every morning. We are looking for images that truly convey the incredible impact these little flowers have on making our city a more beautiful place. A preference will be given to photos that show flowers in an urban, NYC-centric context.

Email photos to Photos must be in jpeg format, ideally with resolution suitable for printing (300+ dpi). No filters, please! The photograph of the blooming daffodil(s) must have been taken in one of NYC’s five boroughs in the spring of 2014. Daffodils must be found growing (please do not cut and place daffodils in a different location).

When submitting your photograph, please provide: name of photographer, phone number, address, date the photo was taken, and the exact location (park, intersection, etc.) where the picture was taken in the body of the email. If you are a member of the community group that planted the bulbs, please include the name of your group as well. Please put “Daffodil photo contest submission” in the subject line of the email.

All submissions will be uploaded to New Yorkers for Parks' Facebook page. Winners will be chosen based on content and artistic value. The submissions that receive the highest number of votes from our Facebook “fans” will advance to the final round of judging.

Photographers will retain the copyright and all other rights to photographs submitted except those rights specifically listed below.

Good luck!

You are granting New Yorkers for Parks a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to publish the photographs you enter in editorial, educational, promotional and other uses. Unless otherwise stated, you also grant New Yorkers for Parks the right to use your name in connection with the photograph as well as in promotions and other publications associated with the contest. By submitting your photo, you are agreeing to these terms.

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