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Greater Buffalo Track Club
Run in the Sun
Photo Competition

Combine Two Activities; Running and Photography. Enter For a Chance at Winning Cash Prizes. Take your mobile phone or camera on your next run. Capture the history and landscape of Western New York as you run through it or as you pass it by.  Where is your favorite historic spot, architectural gem, monument, landscape or mural?  Send us a picture of you running; road, track, cross-country, trail—even on the treadmill. All qualify. Capture your next virtual race and where you ran it. Show us what it’s like for you, as you run during the pandemic of 2020.
Thanks for entering the "Run in the Sun" photo competition.  The contest ended August 15, 2020 and the judges from the Science Museum Camera Club have selected the winners. 
1st Place - “I Run New York” - Brian McElroy

2nd Place - “Ted’s Place” - Niagara Falls, NY - John Witt

3rd Place - “Debbie Running in the Mist” - Diane Whitmore
"Run in the Sun" - Honorable Mention Winners

"Queenston Bridge” Lewiston, NY - Diane Whitmore
“ArtPark1" Lewiston, NY - Diane Whitmore
“Tuscarora Heroes Monument 1” - Diane Whitmore
“KeyBank Center” - Daniel Zilbauer, Jr.
“ArtPark2" Lewiston, NY - Diane Whitmore
“Tuscarora Heroes Monument 2” - Diane Whitmore 
“Water Run” Portland, NY - Starr Ockenga
“Running at Fort Niagara” - Diane Whitmore
“Run by Mario Zucca 2016” Buffalo, NY - Brian McElroy
“Arriving in Times Square” - Brian McElroy
Enjoy a short video slide show of the above images:
Click Here to See Video
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Congratulations to the Photo Contest Winners!!!!
1)  Take your picture!

Photos must include at least one person and be set in Western New York. For purposes of the competition, WNY as defined by Wikipedia as the westernmost region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Jamestown and the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying rural areas of the Great Lakes lowlands, the Genesee Valley, and the Southern Tier.
2)  Sign up for the competition!
Use the sign up button above to enter. Your $15 entry (fees included) will allow you to submit 2 photos. Please have your photos ready as they must be uploaded during this process.
3)  Submit your picture!

At the end of the sign up process, you will be presented with a Submit Your Photo button.  Click the button to begin the submission/upload process. Please include the location of the photo in the comments. If entering 2 photos, they must both be submitted at the same time.

GBTC will select a “Photo of the Day” to be displayed on social media. The daily photo selection is for promotional purposes and is not an indication of a winning photo.


All photos will be submitted to an independent group of judges from the Buffalo Museum of Science Photography Club. The top three photos will be awarded $150, $75 and $25 respectively. One cash award per photographer. The top three photos plus the “best” photographs from all submitted will be compiled into a video collage. The video will be available for viewing on the GBTC website, YouTube and social media. Photos will be judged based on creativity, location and practicing safe running and social distancing.   

Photos must depict a scene in WNY and include at least one runner. Photos must be taken by or at the direction of the submitter. Photos previously used for commercial purposes are not allowed. Photos may not be digitally enhanced.
Only two photos per $15 entry fee is permitted. If more than 2 photos are submitted for that entry, only the first 2 will be considered. Photos must be submitted by August 15, 2020. Winners will be announced in late August. Entries must include your name and the location of the photo.
Contest judges may enter photos but are not eligible for prize money. Submitted photos will become the property of GBTC and may be used on FB, Twitter and other social media for promotional purposes. The competition is open to residents and non-residents of WNY. Entrants under 18 years of age must have permission of their parent or guardian. 
By entering the competition you agree to your photos being used on social media and GBTC’s website for promotional purposes. By entering, you agree that you have obtained permission from the person(s) in the photo to use their likeness for this competition.
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"NYSVR434 Arriving in Times Square"

Main & Court Streets, Buffalo

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