For this contest participants showed us how to capture one of America's most popular cities. From public buildings, museums and parks to the tourists and the local crowds, the essence of New York City in an artistic and creative way.

A special thanks to photographer Chaz Langley for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Being a New Yorker for over 10 years, Chaz’s Music career has sharpened his photography by being able to tell a story through his images! NYFW has become a welcomed addition to his career when not creating beautiful portraits and lifestyle photography. His work has opened doors for him as well as relationships that makes him a rising sought after photographer in New York for models, bloggers and socialites in New York. As a Sony Photographer, he’s looking to capture one of their highly coveted ambassadorships.

"The Core " by GaryCummins

The Core by GaryCummins - New York Photo Contest

"Manhattan Bridge " by LenaicMercier

Manhattan Bridge by LenaicMercier - New York Photo Contest

"Christmas Sky " by keeley15lf

Christmas Sky by keeley15lf - New York Photo Contest

"Carnegie Hall, NYC " by lancebylancelowrie

Carnegie Hall, NYC by lancebylancelowrie - New York Photo Contest

"7-1-17. Sunset Walk " by Ce_Es

7-1-17. Sunset Walk by Ce_Es - New York Photo Contest

"Rush hour! The 5pm dash home over the Brooklyn Bridge " by Toma1721

Rush hour! The 5pm dash home over the Brooklyn Bridge by Toma1721 - New York Photo Contest

"Manhattan Skyline " by shanewheelphoto

Manhattan Skyline by shanewheelphoto - New York Photo Contest

"9/11 Tribute in Lights - 2016 " by ZevSteinhardt

9/11 Tribute in Lights - 2016 by ZevSteinhardt - New York Photo Contest

" " by dpgoldphotos

 by dpgoldphotos - New York Photo Contest

"vstnew 0848 " by KurtVst

vstnew 0848 by KurtVst - New York Photo Contest

"Gotham - Rainy Night " by jacksoncarvalho

Gotham - Rainy Night by jacksoncarvalho - New York Photo Contest

"I <3 NY " by AddieStrozier

I &lt;3 NY by AddieStrozier - New York Photo Contest

"Manhattan Bound " by craigboudreaux

Manhattan Bound by craigboudreaux - New York Photo Contest

"Flat Iron Tower " by Daniel_A_Angulo

Flat Iron Tower by Daniel_A_Angulo - New York Photo Contest

"the lline to Brooklyn " by dennisglisson

the lline to Brooklyn by dennisglisson - New York Photo Contest

"IMG_1691 " by michelepalazzo

IMG_1691 by michelepalazzo - New York Photo Contest

"The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge " by ShutterSpeak

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by ShutterSpeak - New York Photo Contest

"One wall street " by ondejzavizvorka

One wall street by ondejzavizvorka - New York Photo Contest

"Light Arteries in the Blue Hour " by RiccardoMantero

Light Arteries in the Blue Hour by RiccardoMantero - New York Photo Contest

"NYC nightfall " by AlanJ

NYC nightfall by AlanJ - New York Photo Contest

"Lower Manhattan From The Brooklyn Bridge " by GonzaloHerreraPhotography

Lower Manhattan From The Brooklyn Bridge by GonzaloHerreraPhotography - New York Photo Contest

"Lady Liberty at Sunset " by vancorey

Lady Liberty at Sunset by vancorey - New York Photo Contest

"NYC " by gymmybob

NYC by gymmybob - New York Photo Contest

"Triborough Bridge Tilt-Shift " by stuartist

Triborough Bridge Tilt-Shift by stuartist - New York Photo Contest

"BRIDGES COLOR " by DavyQuo

BRIDGES COLOR by DavyQuo - New York Photo Contest

"the stranger. " by Marcel_A_Vie

the stranger. by Marcel_A_Vie - New York Photo Contest

"Manhattan " by samRicky

Manhattan by samRicky - New York Photo Contest

"Bridge Over Calming Waters " by EdwardPeiPhotography

Bridge Over Calming Waters by EdwardPeiPhotography - New York Photo Contest

"The Empire State Building reflected in a pool of melted snow. " by MikaJC

The Empire State Building reflected in a pool of melted snow. by MikaJC - New York Photo Contest

" " by davidthibaudeau

 by davidthibaudeau - New York Photo Contest

"NYC " by ts446photo

NYC by ts446photo - New York Photo Contest

"Times Square New York " by gilesrrocholl

Times Square New York by gilesrrocholl - New York Photo Contest

"Flat Iron " by rafaelborges

Flat Iron by rafaelborges - New York Photo Contest

"20161028_215018 " by Lanky44Lanky442

20161028_215018 by Lanky44Lanky442 - New York Photo Contest

"Fantacy " by Haophotography

Fantacy by Haophotography - New York Photo Contest

"Brooklyn bridge " by AnthonyAlpha

Brooklyn bridge by AnthonyAlpha - New York Photo Contest

"Lights and rain in NYC " by PitifulPhotographer

Lights and rain in NYC by PitifulPhotographer - New York Photo Contest

"2DBF41E0-E6D5-40F7-835C-25F3A34996AA.JPG " by redzepagicaida

2DBF41E0-E6D5-40F7-835C-25F3A34996AA.JPG by redzepagicaida - New York Photo Contest

"New York Minute at 1740 " by dezkarpatiphotography

New York Minute at 1740 by dezkarpatiphotography - New York Photo Contest

"Julia " by PaulHenryStudios

Julia by PaulHenryStudios - New York Photo Contest

"Grand Central NY " by SarahCaldwell

Grand Central NY by SarahCaldwell - New York Photo Contest

"Lincoln Center lit up at night " by Srini_Photo_Art

Lincoln Center lit up at night by Srini_Photo_Art - New York Photo Contest

"Winter Storm Skylar " by baytoff

Winter Storm Skylar by baytoff - New York Photo Contest

"Brooklyn Bridge " by alejandroahumada

Brooklyn Bridge by alejandroahumada - New York Photo Contest

"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no for " by liambeaconbackcrackeranderson

Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no for by liambeaconbackcrackeranderson - New York Photo Contest

"Empire State Building " by josephkao

Empire State Building by josephkao - New York Photo Contest

"Manhattan Bridge " by (A)simonwu

Manhattan Bridge by simonwu - New York Photo Contest

"New York Subway....... " by (A)Cirrus

New York Subway....... by Cirrus - New York Photo Contest

"Flatiron " by (A)Naresh84

Flatiron by Naresh84 - New York Photo Contest

"Non Stop Metropolis " by pedroquintela

Non Stop Metropolis by pedroquintela - New York Photo Contest

"Road to Manhattanhege " by hugovalleperez

Road to Manhattanhege by hugovalleperez - New York Photo Contest

"New york skyline " by glennbernasol

New york skyline by glennbernasol - New York Photo Contest

"A Bridge to Brooklyn " by jaycohen

A Bridge to Brooklyn by jaycohen - New York Photo Contest

"Bank of America Tower (NYC) " by dirkrichter

Bank of America Tower (NYC) by dirkrichter - New York Photo Contest

"Shining into the night " by StefanLueger

Shining into the night by StefanLueger - New York Photo Contest

"TopOfTheRock " by (A)whaevamakesuhappy

TopOfTheRock by whaevamakesuhappy - New York Photo Contest

"Daydreaming " by beyond_the_prism

Daydreaming by beyond_the_prism - New York Photo Contest

"Sparkling Dumbo " by GigiJim08

Sparkling Dumbo by GigiJim08 - New York Photo Contest

"The Legend " by Megabrain

The Legend by Megabrain - New York Photo Contest

"Liberty's Hands " by (A)sallygravener

Liberty&#039;s Hands by sallygravener - New York Photo Contest

"New York views " by spikerbagger

New York views by spikerbagger - New York Photo Contest

"Rockefeller Center, New York, New York " by larrymarshall

Rockefeller Center, New York, New York by larrymarshall - New York Photo Contest

"The Empire State building " by warrenstowell

The Empire State building by warrenstowell - New York Photo Contest

"New York Dreamin' " by (A)ks_pics

New York Dreaming by ks_pics - New York Photo Contest

"New Yorks Finest " by wazza

New Yorks Finest by wazza - New York Photo Contest

"Lower Manhattan at night " by philipslotte

Lower Manhattan at night by philipslotte - New York Photo Contest

"Brooklyn Blues " by crismagsino

Brooklyn Blues by crismagsino - New York Photo Contest

"God watches over NYC- Sept 11 " by PatriZioMBusnel

God watches over NYC- Sept 11 by PatriZioMBusnel - New York Photo Contest

"After Sunset " by Dantes_View

After Sunset by Dantes_View - New York Photo Contest

"...morning on Brooklyn bridge... " by jaroslavbil