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The "My Parkway" Photo Contest lasted 4 seasons, and we received nearly 1200 amazing entries.

It was VERY tough to select 25 finalists each season, and we thank all of you for participating.

Huge congrats to Chris Dantonio (@phillydroneshots), the winner (with this photo) of the "My Parkway in Fall" seasonal contest, as well as the entire Parkway 100 "My Parkway" photo contest.

Overall Contest Winner by Chris Dantonio (@phillydroneshots on IG)

Thanks to all of the very talented participants! The top 100 of the overall contest will be on screens for viewing at the 10/26 Parkway Soirée.

Photo Content Rules and Prizes

The Parkway Council is launching the My Parkway Photo Contest to commemorate the Parkway 100 celebration, and draw attention to the many beautiful aspects of the Parkway Museums District.

The Instagram-based contest runs January 1 – October 1, 2018, and there will be four seasonal components: Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018.

Be sure to read the photo contest rules in their entirety (below) before entering!


January 1– October 1, 2018


This promotion is open worldwide to Instagram users.


Contestants must follow @parkwaymuseumsdistrict on Instagram, and post their photos with the hashtags #Parkway100 and either #myparkwayinwinter, #myparkwayinspring, #myparkwayinsummer or #myparkwayinfall by the following deadlines:

  • Winter entries by: February 1, 2018

  • Spring entries by: May 1, 2018

  • Summer entries by: August 1, 2018

  • Fall entries by: October 1, 2018


  • Photos must be original work by the submitting photographer.

  • Photographers may enter as many photos as they wish.

  • Filters and editing tools may be used.

  • By submitting photos, photographers grant the Parkway Council the right to use their photo (with proper photo credit, of course) for print, video and online purposes.

  • Winners will be selected by a qualified panel of judges.

  • Photos are welcomed in all of these Parkway Museums District categories:

    • Me and my Parkway (creative selfies)
    • Small elements
    • Inside cultural/educational institutions (as permitted)
    • Public art
    • Fountains
    • Park spaces
    • Drone shots (following all local laws and regulations)
    • Collections and connections
  • For the purposes of this contest, the Parkway Museums District includes Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from City Hall to Fairmount Water Works, as well as Eastern State Penitentiary and the Mütter Museum.

  • Please do not submit images of areas where photography is expressly forbidden. (If you are inside a museum, be sure to ask if photography is permitted in that particular area.)

  • For interior shots in the cultural and educational institutions, be aware that admission fees may be required.

  • If photo entries contain identifiable people, you must have signed releases, granting permission for their use.

  • Submissions containing inappropriate content will not be considered.


  • Seasonal winners: 25 finalists will be selected at the end of each season, and shared on the Parkway100.org website and Parkway Museums District Facebook page.  One winner will be selected for each season. Prizes awarded to each of the 4 seasonal winners: $200 and museum passes for a group of four.

  • Grand prize winner (selected soon after October 1, 2018, from the 4 seasonal winners) will receive an additional $300 and a 2-night stay at The Logan Hotel (based on availability).

  • Note: The 100 finalists (25 from each season) will be on view via video projection (in locations to be announced) for Parkway 100 closing events in Fall 2018.