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Capture the Spirit of Essex County for 2016 Photo Contest

ESSEX COUNTY – In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Essex Heritage is inviting all photographers to submit images that share a vision of why the Essex National Heritage Area is like nowhere else. Capture the unique character of the Essex National Heritage Area or share how you value Essex Heritage’s role in preserving the historic, cultural, and natural places of the county.

 

"Ipswich Clamming on Plum Island" by Judith Schneider was the Grand Prize winner in the 2015 Essex Heritage Photo Contest. Photo © Judith Schneider

“Ipswich Clamming on Plum Island” by Judith Schneider was the Grand Prize winner in the 2015 Essex Heritage Photo Contest. Photo © Judith Schneider

Rules for the Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest stipulate that photographs must be taken within the area and represent one of the three Photo Contest categories: “This Land is Your Land,” “Go Coastal!” and “Downtown.” All submissions must be postmarked or submitted by December 1, 2016. The contest will award up to 14 prizes to photographers including one Grand Prize winner and a People’s Choice award followed by a first, second, and third prize winner in each of the three contest categories.  Youth prizes may also be awarded to up to three winners ages 5-17 in any contest category.

 

The award-winning photographs are to be exhibited at the Hunt’s Photo & Video flagship store in Melrose, the National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem, and the offices of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission in Haverhill.

 

Visit essexheritage.org/photocontest to learn more about the 2016 Essex Heritage Photo Contest and to download an entry form. The contest is sponsored by the Essex Heritage, Hunt’s Photo & Video and the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.

 

More About Essex Heritage

 

Essex Heritage Essex National Heritage Areais the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area comprises the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA.

 

For more information, visit EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.

 

 

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