On 20th Anniversary, Essex Heritage Holds Photo Contest

In celebration of Essex Heritage’s 20th anniversary, photographers are invited to submit images to the Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest that capture the unique character of the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County) or speak to Essex Heritage’s role in preserving the historic, cultural and natural places of Essex County.

Photographs must be taken within the Essex National Heritage Area and represent one of the three categories for this year: “This Land is Your Land,” “Go Coastal!” and “Downtown.” All submissions are due by, or must be postmarked by, Dec. 1.

Sponsored by the Essex Heritage, Hunt’s Photo and Video and Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, the 2016 Photo Contest will award up to 14 prizes to photographers. Awards include a 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 to 17 in any contest category.  The award-winning photographs are to be exhibited at the Hunt’s Photo & Video, 100 Main St., Melrose, and will also be displayed at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem, and the offices of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, 160 Main St., Haverhill.

Visit essexheritage.org/photocontest to learn more about the contest and to download an entry form.