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National Register ADMIN July 28, 2011
Entries for the 2010 National Historic Landmark photo contest are now closed.

LOOKING FOR THE 2011 PHOTO CONTEST? Go here: www.flickr.com/groups/2011nhlphotocontest/

See the discussion item below to read the National Park Service Press release about the results of the 11th Annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest! <a href="http://home.nps.gov/news/release.htm?id=1087"...

Group Description

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. NO NEW ENTRIES, PLEASE. CHECK BACK FOR NEXT YEAR'S NHL PHOTO CONTEST.

Only photos of designated NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS are eligible for this contest. Any others will not appear in the pool.

In 2010, we celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. The past decade has brought us over 1,000 incredible images from almost every state in the union. These images were submitted by people from all walks of life who care for and cherish these special places that represent our American story. Many images were submitted by owners or caretakers. Many others were submitted by visitors, both from the United States and abroad. We originally titled the contest, “Imaging Our National Heritage” to encourage people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of their National Historic Landmark in a photo. We hope these images inspire you to visit our nation’s National Historic Landmarks, seek out the stories that have formed our American history, and create your own image.

On this, our 11th anniversary, we hope to welcome hundreds of outstanding images, many picturing landmarks that have not previously been part of the contest. National Park Service employees nationwide will vote to select the winning images

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FAQs
What is an NHL?
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. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. (Listing in the National register of Historic Places does not mean that a property has been designated a National Historic Landmark. If you are unsure of a property, please check the database. tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/ ) Be certain to tag your photo: 2010NHLPHOTOCONTEST

What is the purpose of the 2010 NHL Photo Contest?
Hosted by the National Park Service (NPS), this contest celebrates our nation's National Historic Landmarks. NHLs 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. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Search the NHL database to find a landmark near you. The contest will be open to entries from Monday, July 19 through Friday, September 10, 2010. The NPS will then select the winning photographs in the 2010 NHL Photo Contest. To make this a fair and fun competition, participants may enter 1 (ONE) image per NHL and up to 10 (TEN) images total. Our goal is to educate the public on the great diversity of our national heritage through photos of National Historic Landmarks from across the country.

How will the winners be chosen?
The winners will be chosen by the employees of the National Park Service (NPS) and will be announced on the NHL Photo Contest Flickr Group page and on the NHL Photo Contest webpage. The National Park Service retains the sole discretion over the selection of, and decision not to select, any particular entry as a winner.

What if my photo is selected?
You will be contacted by September 27 by the National Park Service through your Flickr account. You will be required to respond to the National Park Service via email within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.
The National Park Service will send you an official entry form to be signed by you. You must mail or fax the signed entry form to the National Park Service within 7 days or an alternate winner will be selected.
The National Park Service may require a higher quality resolution of the winning photograph. If one of suitable resolution for print is not available, an alternate winner may be selected.
If a prize is awarded to the winner, all taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.

Questions? Contact the National Park Service NHL Photo Contest at nhl_photo@nps.gov

Group Rules

ONLY PHOTOS OF DESIGNATED NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CONTEST.

By joining this group and entering photos, members agree to abide by the rules of the 2010 NHL Photo Contest. Complete contest rules are available on the National Park Service NHL Photo Contest webpage.

Between Monday July19 and Friday September 10 (12midnight PACIFIC) add your photo to the pool and tag it "2010NHLPhotoContest " If you do not tag your photo 2010NHLPhotoContest, it will not be entered in the contest. The NPS is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or technical errors or difficulties.

Upload the highest resolution image possible. The entries may be used in various contexts and high resolution images produce the best results.

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What rules do I need to follow?

1) The subject of all entries MUST be a designated National Historic Landmark (NHL). For a list of NHLs designated by the Secretary of the Interior, visit: www.nps.gov/history/nhl/designations/listsofNHLs.htm or visit the searchable database of NHLs

2) By adding your photo to the 2010 NHL Photo Contest Group pool and tagging it "2010NHLPHOTOCONTEST" you agree that the submission of an entry shall constitute the grant of a non-exclusive, royalty free license to the National Park Service to reproduce and utilize the photograph submitted for any governmental purpose, including but not limited to publication on the Internet and/or use as part of interpretive publications. Entrants further grant to the National Park Service the right of use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest. By entering, participants thereby release and hold harmless the United States of America, its employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

3) Each participant may enter 1 (ONE) image per NHL and up to 10 (TEN) images total.

4) All photographs must be your own work and you must own the right to distribute the image.

5) Photos entered in the 2010 NHL Photo Contest may not have been entered in previous NHL Photo Contests.

6) Photos must be offered under a Creative Commons Attribute License. See www.flickr.com/creativecommons/http://www.flickr.com/crea... for more information. If you do not like these terms, you can also send permission statement through flickr mail or send an email to nhl_photo@nps.gov for alternative permission standards.

7) Entrants will not enter onto NHL sites that are not open to the public without permission from the property owner. If you are unsure whether a site is open to the public or not, please consult the list of National Historic Landmarks by state at www.nps.gov/nhl.

8) You must have the consent of those whose faces are visible in the image. If your photo is selected, you will be required to provide a release for each individual in the photograph.

9) By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms of these rules.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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