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From the
National Park Service
Northeast Region

Dennis Reidenbach
Regional Director





July 2010

In 2010, we celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the National Historic Landmark Photo Contest.

For the first time, we will be administering the NHL Photo Contest through our Group on Flickr. Click the following link to join the fun, or paste the link into your browser:

Please visit our new NHL Photo Contest webpage at



January 2010

Congratulations National Historic Landmark Photo Contest Winners

In 2009, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. The past decade has brought us over 1,000 incredible images from almost every state in the union. These images were submitted by people from all walks of life who care for and cherish these special places that represent our American story. Many images were submitted by owners or caretakers. Many others were submitted by visitors, both from the United States and abroad. We originally titled the contest, “Imaging Our National Heritage” to encourage people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of their National Historic Landmark in a photo. We hope these images inspire you to visit our nation’s National Historic Landmarks, seek out the stories that have formed our American history, and create your own image.

On this, our 10th anniversary, we welcomed almost 200 outstanding images, many picturing landmarks that have not previously been part of the contest. National Park Service employees nationwide voted to select the winning images contained in this announcement. All of the winning images will be featured in our annual planner, available in January. This year’s planner cover (above) features a sampling of the winning images from our ten year history while the pages within highlight the winning images from the 2009 Photo Contest. Please click the links on the left to view the winning images and enjoy a journey through the history and diversity of our great nation.

Click here for a printable Adobe PDF of the contest results, featuring the cover of the annual planner.


The 2010 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest Event Planner is available for purchase from the Government Printing Office.

Click the cover image above to order the planner.


If you have questions or comments about the NHL photo contest, please contact:

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