Essex Heritage Holding Photo Contest Until Dec. 15

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Shutterbugs get snapping! All photographers are invited to submit images to the 2018 Photo Contest that capture the spirit of the Essex National Heritage Area or speak to Essex Heritage’s role in preserving the historic, cultural and natural treasures of Essex County.

The contest will award up to 11 prizes to photographers: 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. The award-winning photographs will be exhibited at the Haverhill offices of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, 160 Main St., and at locations in Salem and Melrose.

All submissions are due by Dec. 15. Any photograph captured between Jan. 1, and Dec. 1 and assigned to one of three contest categories is eligible to win. The contest’s categories are: “Off the Beaten Path,” “People of Essex County,” and “A Closer Look.” This year, Essex Heritage will also be piloting an “Instagrammers of Essex County” challenge category, inviting all Instagram users to submit your best pics of Essex County with the hashtag #EssexHeritagePhotoContest.

Visit to learn more about the contest and to download an entry form.