National Historic Landmark photo contest: ‘My Observation’ theme invites your photos, your stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the National Park Service launched the 14th annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. Grab your camera and join the excitement.

There are over 2,500 National Historic Landmarks across the country from which to choose; a complete list can be found online. From Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Hartford, Conn. to Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco, Calif., from the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Mich. to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., national historic landmarks capture the diversity of American history.

“National Historic Landmarks demonstrate the diverse history that can be seen all across this great nation,” NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said. “Wherever you may be, in a city or in the countryside, in a historic neighborhood or at the seashore, you are likely to encounter a landmark to photograph and share in the contest.”

What will catch your eye and spark your imagination? This year’s challenge theme is “My Observation.” Let the NPS know what you thought or describe what you saw on your visit. Enter one photo per landmark and up to 10 photo entries per photographer.

The contest is open to submissions through July 9. For additional information and complete contest rules, visit the 2013 NHL Photo Contest website.

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. A National Historic Landmark may be a historic building, site, structure, object or district. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program of the NPS draws upon the expertise of NPS staff to identify and nominate new landmarks and to provide technical assistance to existing landmarks.

Submitted by: National Park Service

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