You love them. Your friends love them. Now show your love by voting for your favorites in The Rockaway Times Photo Contest.

After a first round of judging was held in April, 30  photos were selected to make it to the next round.  Those chosen photos also had the high honor of being enlarged to poster-size and put on display on the boardwalk and at the Beach 108th Street ferry landing. (Thanks to the generous contributions of the Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), the Parks Department, and NYC Ferry-Hornblower, we were able to enlarge and hang an additional dozen that didn’t make it to the next round but were fabulous nonetheless).

This weekend the field will be narrowed to a Top 15 by way of popular vote.

On Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. contest organizer, John Cori, will make the rounds and provide voters with stickers to affix to their favorites. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., John will be on the boardwalk at Beach 116th Street, so if you want to choose among those wonderful shots, you’ve got to be there then.

From approximately 11 a.m. to noon, John will be at the ferry landing giving out those voting stickers. 

The ferry photos are placed on the railing just outside the dock ramp.

Saturday voting continues from approximately noon to 1 p.m. at Beach 98th Street on the boardwalk.

Sunday voting is from 10 a.m. to noon. The first hour of voting will be at Beach 67th Street and the second hour (11 a.m. to noon.) will take place at Beach 56th Street.

Photos at Beach 32nd, Beach 19th, and in Broad Channel are not contest finalists so there won’t be voting for these photos (though they’re amazing!).

The Final 15 will be on display at Caracas, the Beach 106th concession, on Sunday, August 12.  A reception and final judging will start at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Congratulations to all participants. You made Rockaway more beautiful!

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