Organizers of an annual historic photo contest hope to break a record for submissions and this is the last week to enter.
Celebrating and preserving Indiana’s history is the goal the photo competition now in its 10th year. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology conducts the contest that encourages Hoosiers to take pictures of their favorite historic spot.
Amy Borland with the DNR hopes the effort highlights Indiana’s rich past.
"Every day you pass by something," says Borland, "and hopefully this draws some attention to the history and architecture of Indiana."
Rules of the competition are few. Subject matter must be 50 years old and in Indiana.
Past winning enteries have involved buildings, bridges, cemeteries and landscapes with conditions ranging from pristine to dilapidated. A gallery of some of those images is included with this story. The complete list of awarded pictures can be found at dnr.in.gov.
Winning pictures will tour the state in May, which is Historic Preservation Month. The deadline is this Friday, April 4. A list of guidelines and registration forms can also be found online.