The Queens Chronicle’s fifth annual Holiday Photo Contest is in full swing!
We’ve gotten plenty of entries so far, but we’re still wondering one thing: Where’s yours?
Send us your best snaps of families celebrating, snowy landscapes, children sledding — we just may get some of the white stuff this week — New Year’s revelers, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa decorations ... there’s no limit to the possibilities.
Our main requirement is that the photos be taken in Queens. We also ask that you give us all the details you can about your submission, especially the location as exact as you can make it, the names of any people in the photo and when the shot was taken. Some entrants give us a whole backstory, and that’s always welcome. And please tell us whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer.
You may send in as many photos as you’d like. The more they say “Queens,” the better — and the more likely you’ll be a winner. This year we’ll be giving away passes to either Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus or some other family-friendly event to be held in or around the city next spring. And of course the winner and any number of runners-up will see their photos published in the Chronicle — with our 400,000 readers each week — and posted at our award-winning website, qchron.com.
We run two photo contests a year, one at holiday time and one in the summer, and the winners are always thrilled with their prizes. Many have been able to take a number of family members to see a show, whether it was the circus, “Disney on Ice,” a Mets game, an off-Broadway play or any of the other events winners have attended.
So send your high-resolution digital photos to PeterM@qchron.com, or snail-mail prints to Queens Chronicle Photo Contest, 62-33 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park, NY 11374. The deadline is Monday, Jan. 7. Good luck!