Borough President Melinda Katz is hosting a photo contest in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Individuals are invited to submit photos that best encapsulate the holiday and the Year of the Rooster.
“Lunar New Year is a joyous event in which hundreds of thousands of Queens residents recognize their heritage and celebrate with friends and family,” Katz said. “It is therefore most fitting for us to offer people a chance to participate in a photo contest that will encourage people to capture their celebration experience.”
The contest is co-sponsored by Sinovision, the Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Forest Hills Asian Association.
The photo contest is open to anyone of high school age or older. The theme is: “What does Lunar New Year mean in Queens?”
For example, you can submit a personal Lunar New Year experience, a parade, a meal or other decorations in your neighborhood.
The contest will be divided into two categories – one for high school students and other for adults. The winner of each category will win $100 in cash on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall.
The deadline for submissions is February 15 at 5 p.m. Contest winners will be notified by February 21.
Contestants can submit their entries and fill out the entry form by visiting: www.queensbp.org\
Here are the rules to apply:
- Each entrant is only allowed to submit one photo
- Each entrant must be the actual photographer of the photo being entered
- Each entry must include an appropriate caption
- The submitted photos cannot include any text on them