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2018 Trains Photo Contest

By | November 10, 2017

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2017 Grand prize winner: I have been a Manhattanite for decades therefore I abhor leaving my island and crossing water. But I will for the No. 7. Opened in 1915, this 22-station New York City subway line carries more than 800,000 daily riders on its mostly elevated route. With a little Lucky 7 luck, I bagged these two 11-car trains of R62A cars passing each other in Hunterspoint, Queens. The train on the right started at 34th Street-Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, went through the Steinway Tunnels under the East River, and has just emerged from underground, and now begins its roller-coaster elevated ride halfway to the Nassau County line to terminate in Flushing. The train on the left is heading west into Manhattan.
Dennis Livesey
We are excited to announce that Sigma will be cosponsoring the 2018 contest, which is all about you, where you live or, perhaps, where you grew up. We are calling the 2018 photo contest “My Hometown Railroad.” Be prepared to explain how your photo suits our theme should we select it. Please submit no more than three images. Do not alter your images beyond minor color corrections, burning, dodging, and levels adjustments.
Upload JPGs to no later than June 1, 2018 and type “photo contest” in the “comments.” If we select your image as a finalist, you can then submit the high-resolution format. We do not accept mailed submissions.

Winners will be announced in the November 2018 issue.

Grand Prize
Winner will receive: Sigma 100-400mm lens

First Prize
Winner will receive: $500

Second Prize
Winner will receive: $250

Five Runners-Up
Winners will receive: a three-year subscription to Trains magazine

>> 1. Enter up to three (3) digital images to, choose “Trains” as the publication, and label the submission “PHOTO CONTEST.” 
>> 2. Contestants must include their name, address, a daytime phone number, email address, and basic caption information in the digital image’s metadata.
>> 3. All entries must be submitted by June 1, 2018.
>> 4. Winning photos will be published in Trains’ November 2018 issue.
>> 5. Trains reserves the right to retain electronic copies for future publication, use as a contest gallery exhibition on Trains magazine’s website, Facebook wall, Twitter feed, other social media, or for public exhibition. In all cases, the photographer retains the copyright to the image.
>> 6. Trains staff members will judge photos on a “blind” basis, meaning they will not know the identities of the entrants.
>> 7. Multiple prizes will not be awarded to any individual.
>> 8. Employees of Kalmbach Publishing Co. or their families are not eligible to enter.
>> 9. Sigma reserves the right to exchange a comparable lens for the prize listed above.

6 thoughts on “2018 Trains Photo Contest

  1. okay I am wrong I missed Hunterspoint the station , thought it was hunts point read it wrong very sorry .

  2. That’s not hunts point in queens ,its Long Island City where it comes out of the tunnel from Manhattan heading to Queens boro plaza station road this 7 line many times . Hunts point is in the Bronx !

  3. Paul Dolhy – He said Hunterspoint in Queens, not Hunts Point, which is in the Bronx. The picture is taken just east of the Hunters Point Av station on the 7 line.

  4. Richard Jordan, there are no restrictions on when the photo was taken. Thanks for asking!

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