The 2013 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest

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Date: April 18, 2013
Contact: Ann Honious, 314-655-1614

MISSOURI- It is no joke that on April 1 the National Park Service launched the 14th annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. Grab your camera and join the excitement.

"National historic landmarks demonstrate the diverse history that can be seen all across this great nation," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "Wherever you may be, in a city or in the countryside, in a historic neighborhood or at the seashore, you are likely to encounter a landmark to photograph and share in the contest."

There are over 2,500 national historic landmarks across the country from which to choose, many of which are in the St. Louis region. Within St. Louis the Gateway Arch, Anheuser Busch Brewery and Christ Church Cathedral are a few of the National Historic Landmarks. Further out of the city, you can visit Cahokia Courthouse, St. Genevieve Historic District, or Mark Twain's Boyhood Home. A list of all national historic landmarks is available at

What will catch your eye and spark your imagination? This year's challenge theme is "My Observation." Let us know what you thought or describe what you saw on your visit. Enter one photo per national historic landmark and up to 10 photo entries per photographer. 

The contest is open through July 9 at midnight EDT. For additional information and complete contest rules, visit the 2013 NHL Photo Contest page:

About National Historic Landmarks:  

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. A National Historic Landmark may be a historic building, site, structure, object, or district. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program of the National Park Service (NPS) draws upon the expertise of NPS staff to identify and nominate new landmarks and to provide technical assistance to existing landmarks  

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