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Photo Contest Celebrates Historic Resources

March 14, 2013

  03/15/13 The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is sponsoring its ninth 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 5, 2013.

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.

The deadline to submit is April 6.

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:


Putnam County Museum                                        

1105 N. Jackson St.  

Greencastle, IN 46135

(765) 653-8419


Carmel Clay Public Library

55 Fourth Ave. SE
Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 814-3900


Martin County Historical Society

220 Capital Ave.

Shoals, IN 47581

(812) 247-1133


Greensburg Public Library

1110 E. Main St.  

Greensburg, IN 47240

(812) 663-2826


Prairie Arts Council

301 N. Van Rensselaer St.  

Rensselaer, IN 47978

(219) 866-5278


Wabash County Historical Museum

36 E. Market St.

Wabash, IN 46992

(260) 563-9070