Paul Seibert’s winning photo in 2019.
The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory launched its 9th photo competition on 11 September.
Entries are open, but only to amateur photographers from across the United States.
The beauty of the classic Art Deco building rises above the hustle and bustle of New York City as it returns to business as usual.
With the completion of its $165 million renovations in December 2019, the wonder of the indoor observatory experience now matches the outside, with memorable eyefuls such as the 25-foot Building Model sitting atop the Grand Staircase, the 10,000 square foot second-floor museum, the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory, and the crown jewel, the 102nd Floor Observatory with its floor-to-ceiling windows and vista.
We like to share the idea of this event, as the building is perhaps the best-known office block in the world. We also get to share last year’s best shot of this quite beautiful building.
The Empire State Building proudly stands as the heartbeat of New York,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, President of the Observatory.
As a favorite subject of photographers from around the world, we are impressed by the submissions we receive every year.
Our fans’ talent is unparalleled, and we cannot wait to see the many ways they have celebrated the world-famous Empire State Building in the ninth year of the contest.”
The contest closes on November 5, 2020. Entrants must be over the age of 18 and legal residents of the United States.
This year’s contest will be interactive for Empire State Building’s followers and fans as they vote for their favorite submission via https://esbphotocontest.com.
Finalists are selected from eight new categories: (1) General Entry, (2) Best Smart Phone Shot, (3) Best FlyNYON Shot, (4) Best Photoshop/Edit, (5) Best Weather Shot, (6) Best Quarantine Shot, (7) Best View Shot, and (8) Best Exhibit Shot. Fans can submit their chosen photo on http://www.esbphotocontest.com through November 5, 2020.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.”
With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building.” Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2020 consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.