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Extended Deadline: Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest – HLC in #SalemOR

Deadline for the Third Annual Historic Photo and Video Contest has been extended to May 15, 2017.

The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) is sponsoring a Historic Photo and Video Contest in honor of Historic Preservation Month, May 2017.

The Commission is looking for photos and videos highlighting Salem’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places that matter to Salem residents. This contest is for amateur and professional photographers.

This year’s contest consists of four categories:

  • Best Historic Building
  • Best Historic Neighborhood
  • Best Historic Place
  • Best video

The HLC will vote on the winning submissions. All photos and videos will be exhibited at the Oregon State Capitol June 1–15, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top entry in each category in addition to a Chairman’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention winner.

  • Submissions will be updated weekly on the City’s Facebook page beginning March 28, 2017 in the 2017 Historic Photo Contest album.

Contest guidelines

    • You are allowed one photo per category or a 10-15 second video highlighting your favorite historic buildings, places, and neighborhoods.
    • A completed photo and video release form must be included with all submissions.
    • All submissions are due by May 15, 2017.
    • Photo submissions:
      • Submit two image files. Add the text THIS PLACE MATTERS to one of the image files
      • Be a .jpg or .tiff image taken with a resolution of 8 megapixels or higher
      • Include the category
      • Save the file with your name, a title describing the image and the category, e.g. firstname-lastname-jason-lee-house-neighborhood.jpg
    • Videos submissions:
      • Include the text THIS PLACE MATTERS in the picture.
      • Be published on Vimeo or YouTube with a link to the video.
    • Submissions should be sent electronically, by mail, or in person to:

Kimberli Fitzgerald or Sally Long

Historic Photo Contest
City of Salem Planning Division
555 Liberty ST SE, RM 305
Salem OR 97301


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