Each year Dance Parade attracts hundreds of photographers of all ilks to capture the magic found when 80 unique styles of dance and cultures are all presented in the same place. They love the energy, movement and color found among ancient cultures and highly ambitious artists. This year we will add a new category, “DanceFest” which follows the parade in Tompkins Square Park. The Grand Prize Winner will receive two tickets to the hit Broadway Musical, The Prom. Second and Third Place winners will each receive a commemorative T-Shirt and refrigerator magnet.
Entries must be digital in color or can be black and white. If participating in the contest we would like to use your photos for our promotional purposes to present the parade as an art parade and also a participatory experience. Therefore we will need to request you to sign off on using your photos and will credit the photographer’s whenever appropriate.
1. Choose your best shots – Select among your photos to upload up to 5 photos for Dance Parade and up to 5 photos for DanceFest
2. Identify – Name your Photos with your legal name “JaneDoe1.jpg”, “JaneDoe2.jpg” and if possible include the artist name “JaneDoe1_Barishnikov.jpg”
3. Upload – Photos should be high resolution 300dpi between 1MB and 2MB. It would be helpful to us as well if you could also upload low resolution photos so that we can post the best entries into our website’s photo gallery. Upload a maximum of 10 photos to our dropbox link here. (you don’t need a Dropbox account for this upload)
Deadline for Entry & Uploads – May 30th, 2018
4. Jury Review – A jury of at least 5 members from the Dance Parade Steering Committee will review each photo and assign a number from 1 (least) to 10 (best). First stage highly scored photos may appear on our Facebook @danceparadenyc, Twitter @danceparadenyc or Instagram @danceparadenyc pages for social media feedback. The top 5 Photographers with the highest score will then be selected in a semi-finalist review period and the committee will re-evaluate and re-score. This selection process will last one week.
5. Announcement – The winner will be announced June 10th.
Thank you and good luck!