Photo contest finals saturday


It started with almost a thousand entries. And now it’s down to eleven. We’re talking about the 2019 Rockaway Times Photo Contest, of course. John Cori will once again host the Finals, which will be this Saturday, August 24, at Caracas on the boardwalk at Beach 106th Street, starting at 10 a.m. 

After going through all the pictures, seven judges were able to settle on a Top 30. From these, a Top 10 was selected just a couple of weeks ago. Picking a Top 10 was so hard we settled on 11 (there was a tie). So, eleven photos remain as contenders for the grand prize of $500 and a front-page cover on The Rockaway Times.

Those eleven will be on display on Saturday morning at Caracas, as will the other great photos that adorned the boardwalk railing, the ferry dock, and the Broad Channel Park for almost two months this summer. Photographers can claim their photos on Saturday once the Finals ceremony is completed.

The finals are open to the public and all are welcome. Caracas and Brothers have hosted the past few years and have been wonderful. Refreshments (juice, coffee, muffins, bagels) will be available, so come for the fun!

The artists who are in contention are: Argirios Kostaras, Bob Anthony, Connor Rodriguez Don Riepe (2), Emily McNeil, Jessica Woods, Ken Ternlund, Tom Farley, Gabrielle Breen and Uladzimir Taukachou.

The Rockaway Times is proud of this event and couldn’t do it without the help of the NYC Parks Department, The Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy, NYC Ferry, John Cori and our devoted readers and great photographers.