New York, NY - Join the National Park Service at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge visitor center to see the winners of the of the 2015 Gateway National Recreation Area Photo Contest.  The show’s opening reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on October 3 and provide visitors a chance to see the winning images and meet the photographers.  The show will continue through the end of November.

People were invited to submit photos with the theme “Find Your Park”.  Twenty people submitted 50 photos of parks.  These photos did not have to be of national parks, and so also included state and city parks.   A panel selected the top ten images; and crowd-sourced voting via Facebook selected the first, second and third place winners.  Michael Paternoster’s “Officers Row Sunset” won this year’s first place.