Show Us CNY Returns for Third Year


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Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to share their unique perspectives of the life and vibrancy of Central New York with Show Us CNY15.


Simply grab your smartphone or digital camera, snap a photo, and then post it (to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) using the hashtag #ShowUsCNY15 or send it as an email attachment to Your image will be added to others’ photos and will be displayed in an ever-growing RebelMouse gallery—forming a colossal, crowd-sourced community collage.


The target period for this year’s Show Us CNY has expanded to 14 days (June 22-July 5) and runs through the Fourth of July holiday, compared to six days last year. But there really is no time limit to begin. The RebelMouse gallery is operational, and photographers can start sharing their images (posting online with the hashtag or submitting by email) right now. Last year, nearly 600 images were submitted; with the earlier start this year, the goal is to far exceed that figure to create an even larger online showcase.

Once the target period ends July 5, a jury will begin reviewing the submissions and then select a total of 40 images that will be printed by Light Work, mounted by the SU Bookstore, and displayed in a community exhibition Sept. 18-Oct. 2 at Redhouse. In addition to selecting the exhibition pieces, the judges will single out specific pieces for “Best of” recognition in several categories as well as one overall “Best of Show.” The gallery exhibition is sponsored by The Gifford Foundation and the Central New York Community Foundation in cooperation with Redhouse.

A total of 21 organizations are involved in ShowUsCNY15. The project is led by Social Media Breakfast Syracuse, a grassroots group of local social media practitioners and enthusiasts, with support from generous sponsors Central New York Community Foundation, The Gifford FoundationCNY Arts, Light Work, SU Bookstore, Redhouse, Giansanti Design, and WAER.

Also participating in the project are promotional partners 40 Below, Visit Syracuse, SyracuseFirst, Syracuse Connective Corridor, Downtown Committee of Syracuse, AIGA Upstate New York, Believe in Syracuse, Syracuse Press Club, Syracuse Guru, Cayuga County Office of Tourism, Oswego County Tourism Office and SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Show Us CNY15 is inspired by Social Media Day (Monday, June 30), an international event created by the Mashable media organization in 2010 as “a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes.”

For more information on Show Us CNY15, visit



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Posted On: May 20, 2015
Listed As: Arts Forum