Paparazzi Alert! Find Out How To Enter Dance Parade’s 2015 Photo Contest!

Laney BarberUrban Chronicler (1 of 7)(1)

2014 Contest WInner! photo by Laney Barber

Did you take some prize winning photographs of The 9th Annual Dance Parade & Festival?   Well here’s your chance to let the world see them and win some fabulous Dance Parade prizes!



Many photographers love dance parade because of its unique gathering of over 75 styles of colorful dancers and cultures.  Enter to win two tickets to the hit Broadway show “On The Town”, an official Dance Parade t-shirt and free tickets to our annual events.  As we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we depend on the talented work of photographers like you to help promote our event.  Even if you don’t participate in the photo contest we would still like to use your photos for our promotional materials and will promise to do our best to credit your work whenever possible.

To participate in the contest following these steps:
1) To enter, register for a photography pass here
2) As a part of the registration process, please grant Dance Parade, Inc. permission to reuse images in all formats.
3) Take pictures of the 9th Annual Dance Parade and Festival May 16th.
4) Choose 5-10 of your best photographs.
5) Save pictures in high resolution format (300dpi between 500KB-2MB) without watermarks.
6) Name your images with your name and if possible with the artist’s name and an id number.
(Example: WayneJohnson_ManhattanTribal01.jpg or WayneJohnson01.jpg if you don’t know the artist’s name)
7) Email your images to or email link to your uploaded photos to

Any questions please email with PHOTO CONTEST in the subject line

Thank you!

Photos will be uploaded to the Dance Parade New York Facebook Fan Page to begin the first round of voting.  Share the link to your photo on all your social media channels to gather as many votes as possible from your friends and fans to help you move into the final round.  Only ‘likes’ on the actual photo located on Dance Parade New York’s page will be counted towards your score.

By entering the contest you grant Dance Parade a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use the works for any promotional and marketing or educational purposes in any medium or format.  Only photographers able to grant us use of their photos will be eligible for our Photography Contest.


2014 2nd Place Contest Winner photo by Lisa Dubois




Some of the prizes that will be mailed to the winners!


Come see why ON THE TOWN has been nominated for 4 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical Revival! Featuring eye-popping sets and gorgeous costumes, ON THE TOWN has “a rapturous and red-blooded score” (Daily News) by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), one of America’s greatest composers, brilliantly played by a 28-piece orchestra – the biggest on Broadway.

Called “an explosion of pure joy” by The Hollywood Reporter, this hit musical comedy is “everything a great show should be” (The Wall Street Journal). Join three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York as they are swept off their feet by three beautiful women for one amazing night ON THE TOWN!

Voting begins on May 23rd at 8pm and ends on May 26th at Noon. You can find photos in this Facebook Album at 8pm Friday night!

Any questions please email


2014 3rd Place Contest Winner photo by Andrew Williams

click for more of last year’s winners

click here to buy a copy of the 8th Annual Dance Parade & Festival photobook from 2014