The Empire State Building, an integral part of the iconic city skyline, is one of the most photographed attractions in New York City, making it a global landmark and renowned must-see experience.

This year, the building will host its eighth annual photo contest, inspiring photographers to capture their best “ESB Moment.” Photographers of all levels from around the globe are encouraged to enter their original photos of the ESB for a chance to gain international exposure and win a Grand Prize of $5,000.

While fans can submit photos of the building’s interior or the views from it’s observation deck, we all know the most impressive images are of it’s iconic exterior—And what better vantage point than from The Skylark’s lounge or rooftop deck?

Photo entries will be accepted from now through September 6th with all submissions entered online at This means you’ve got plenty of time to head thirty floors up, snap your photo, then kick back with a cocktail and bites. Good luck!

View of the Empire State Building from The Skylark Lounge.