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Photo contest celebrates historic resources

by Department of Natural Resources on February 11, 2015

The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is sponsoring its 11th annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month in May. 

The subject of the photo must be in Indiana and more than 50 years old. Images could include anything from a cemetery, to a main street to a grain silo. The contest does not place limitations on the condition of the historic resource. Past entries have involved subject matter with conditions ranging from pristine to undergoing demolition. 

Photos can be color or black and white, must be 8 x 10 inches, and matted with white or ivory mat board so final dimensions are 11 x 14 inches. Participants should not frame their photos. 

The contest deadline is April 3, 2015. 

The contest is free, and photographers can submit up to three entries per person. 

Photos will be judged by a panel of DNR representatives, preservationists and photographers. 

For a list of contest guidelines, the mailing address, and the required entry form, go to

To celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May, selected photos from the contest will be on exhibit at the following locations: 

-Attica Public Library 
-Corydon State Historic Site 
-Elkhart County Historical Museum 
-Huntington Public Library 
-Mooresville Public Library 
-Princeton Public Library. 

Historic Preservation Month celebrations this year will feature a new “Building of the Day” on the DHPA Facebook page, Each day in May, architectural historians with the DHPA will unveil one of their favorite historic resources in Indiana. Some places will be well-known, while others are underappreciated architectural jewels. 

For more information, contact DHPA architectural historian Amy Borland at or (317) 232-1647. 


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