Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 15, 2013

Photo contest celebrates historic resources

Staff Writer

— The Indiana Department of Natural Resources 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 8x10-inches, and matted with white or ivory mat board so final dimensions are 11x14-inches. Participants should not frame their photos.

The contest deadline is April 5. Participation 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, visit the website at dnr.IN.gov/historic/3994.htm.

To celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May, selected photos from the contest will be on exhibit at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.