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From the National Park Service in the Northeast

Mary A. Bomar
Regional Director



The Third National NHL Photo Contest
Imaging Our National Heritage

During a one week voting period, 1944 National Park Service employees voted for their favorite image from the top regional winners. Many congratulations to this year's winning phototgraph of the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, the Intermountain Regional Winning photograph. The winner was chosen from among the first place photographs in each of the six NPS regions.

The nationally winning photograph appears below. Please use the menu at the left to view all of our regional winners. Thank you to all of the stewards who submitted outstanding photographs of their National Historic Landmarks.

For the second year in a row, the NHL Program worked with the National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program to offer two parallel contests for Landmark Stewards. The photographs help to highlight these partnership programs and raise awareness of our Nation's most significant historic and natural resources. Winning photographs from each contest will be featured in annual Photo Contest calendars. Please take a moment to visit the spectaular winning photographs of the National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest.


National Winner

Photo:  Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Photographer: Justin Miller

The cross atop the garden entry gate casts a long shadow onto the facade of the nearby historic adobe church, nearly 200 years old.

This Spanish Colonial Church was constructed between 1772 and 1816. Georgia O'Keefe and countless photographers have featured this church in their work.

For more information, please visit the NPS American Southwest Travel Itinerary or the Taos County Historical Society.

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