The Hell Gate Bridge Is Having A Photography Competition To Celebrate Its 100th Birthday
By Ilija Sekulovski
New York City’s iconic Hell Gate Bridge is celebrating 100 years this year and what better way to mark the occasion than with a huge Photography and Logo competition.
The competition is open to all photographers, professional or amateur. All logo designers and artists will also get a chance to enter their created logo concepts. Categories for the photography portion of the competition vary from; Sunsets, to Seasonal or Artistic where anything goes.
Share your story – Hell Gate Bridge Competition
Choose a photo that best describes your history or connection with the Hell Gate. It can be a childhood memory or a breathtaking snow covered winter day; as long as the Hell Gate in some way or form is in the photo. Artists are also urged to put in their logo ideas for the Bridge.
What’s your favorite Hell Gate memory?
Simply visit the site and ‘like‘ your favorite photograph and ‘share‘. A committee will cast the final vote, however public voting is taken into consideration.
All contestants will all be featured on the official Hell Gate 100th Birthday Competition website. The lucky top ten winners along with honorable mentions will be featured on the homepage slider and will be showcased on a Feature article right here on Give Me Astoria. We will also be posting contest images on our Instagram account, so keep your eyes pealed for your photo!
The competition started on the 17th of August and goes through to November 26th.
According to the Mission Statement by Director Antonio Meloni the purpose of the 100th Birthday celebrations is;
“To properly honor the 100th Anniversary of the building of the Hellgate Bridge, an Iconic Local and Historic Landmark, through Community celebrations and events. To begin discussion and planning to tastefully light and paint the Bridge.
To disseminate information about the Hellgate and its history and lead the effort to maintain the structure and environs in a proper and safe manner for future generations of users.”
Seen on shop fronts, t-shirts, business logos and in most photos from Astoria, the bridge has seeped into our culture, marking itself with thousands of personal stories from Astorians and New Yorkers.
Competition – https://hellgate100nyc.com/
*Featured Image Via Shutterstock