When you visit a historic site, what do you see? Do you see just the building or do you see the landscape? What speaks to you about a particular site? Do you ever have a shot that shows off your skill and your feelings for the subject in the photograph? Do you ever impress yourself with your photography skills? Now is the time to share those skills?
How? Enter the National Historic Landmarks 2010 Photography Contest. From the website:
The contest name, “Imaging Our National Heritage” encourages people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of the National Historic Landmark in a photo. We hope you’re inspired to visit our nation’s National Historic Landmarks, seek out the stories that have formed our American history, and create your own image to share.
The contest is easy to enter by posting your photographs to Flickr and tagging them appropriately (read: “2010nhlphotocontest“). The photographs must be of National Historic Landmarks, which you can look up in the database. Find all of the official rules and specifications on the NHL Photo Contest website (download the documents on the left hand side). The contest ends September 10, 2010 and NPS employees across the country will vote for the winning entries.
Visit the NHLs and capture your feelings! Enter one image per NHL, but you can submit up to 10 images. You could be famous!
See also Sabra’s post about the contest over at My Own Time Machine.