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National Historic Landmarks 2010 Photo Contest

With great pleasure, we announce the winning photograph and honorable mentions in the 11th Annual National Hist­­­­oric Landmark (NHL) Photo Contest.  This year’s record-breaking response to the call for entries resulted in astonishing images of NHLs from coast to coast, including Alaska and Hawaii.  The pictures took us from battlefields to mountaintops and celebrated the variety of NHLs, including sea-going vessels of various vintages, colorful interiors from architectural treasures, and historic structures framed by clouds, sunlight and star-pricked night. 

Many thanks to all of you who visited National Historic Landmarks and shared your vision of our nation’s heritage.  Selecting winners was a real challenge this year. Please click on the above rotating images to see a large format of each winner.

To view the 2010 NHL Photo Contest Flickr Gallery, visit