Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Capture the Heart of America 2011 Photo Contest

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Want to show off your photography skills?  This is a really fun photo contest you won’t want to miss!  The photo contest is put on by Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage (SSNHA), which the Arboretum is a partner site!

SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service.  Through the development of a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA preserves and tells the story of American agriculture and its global significance through partnerships and activities that celebrate the land, people, and communities of the area.

Here are the details:

  • Entries for the Capture the Heart of America 2011 Photo Contest must be taken within the 37 county Heritage Area. (Come out and start clicking at the Arboretum – it would be so cool to have a photo of the Arboretum win!)
  • Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2011.
  • Participants may submit a maximum of three entries per category.

Photo Categories include (see guidelines for description):

  • Farm Life
  • Farmscapes
  • Festivals & Fairs, Heritage Area Sites
  • Images of the Past (pre 1950s).


Voting for “Best of Show” will be open to the public October 31- November 6, 2011.


Awards (Special thanks to Porter’s for donating prizes for Best of Show and 1st Place.):

  • Best of Show: A TAMRON 70-300 mm Image Stabilizing Lens ($450 value)
  • 1st Place (in each category):8×10 Metallic Print on a Museum Mount
  • 2nd and 3rd Place (in each category): Silos & Smokestacks Merchandise

For all the information, please visit SSNHA’s website at http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org/ and click on the photo contest tab.


See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

July 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

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