Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of the Times Square.
The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month on the morning of the NDSS Buddy Walk® in New York City. NDSS receives over a thousand photo submissions for the Times Square Video contest. The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective images promote acceptance and inclusion, which is the foundation of NDSS and the National Buddy Walk® Program.
The 2016 Times Square Video Contest will run from April 25 - June 17, 2016. Final photo selection will take place on June 30, 2016 and winners will be contacted by a representative from NDSS via email by July 7, 2016. You will not be contacted if your photo is not selected.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES
The Contest begins on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12:01am Eastern Time and will end Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
ONE photo per individual with Down syndrome can be submitted to the contest. If you send more than one photo, NDSS will only use the first submission. Your photo must be accompanied by a consent form at time of submission in order to be considered.
A consent form is automatically included with online photo submissions. When mailing a photo, it must be accompanied by the consent form available via download from the website.
Individual(s) with Down syndrome must be prominent in photo and you must have approval by consent form for ALL individuals featured in the photo at the time of submission.
Your photo can be submitted online or can be sent to the NDSS Office; please do not submit your photo more than once.
When mailing a photo, please send to:
NDSS Times Square Video P.O. Box 4916 New York, NY 10185
Please note: By submitting a photo it is understood that NDSS reserves the right to include your photo in a photo archive. Your photo will become the property of NDSS and will be credited to NDSS for all journalistic purposes. Your photo will not be returned. No fee will be given in exchange for your photo.
The 2015 Times Square Video is now available to view on the NDSS YouTube Channel and to purchase for your own collection.