Historic Sites and Structures Photo Contest
In celebration of Lower Macungie’s rich history and culture, we are holding a contest to find great photos of historic structures and sites! The geographical boundaries for the contest’s sites will include the Boroughs of Macungie and Alburtis.
Winning photographs will be featured in Lower Macungie Township Historical Society’s 2023 Photo Booklet, with full photography credits. The top prize photo will be displayed at the Lower Macungie Township Building and the LMT Library. Winners will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the LMT Historical Society.
Official Contest Rules
Lower Macungie Township Historical Society is seeking extraordinary photographs from amateur and professional photographers that showcase historic sites and structures, in the following categories:
LMT’s Historic Properties and Structures (Past and Present)
Since its creation in 1989, LMTHS has strived to document the history of hundreds of properties, some of which the township still owns and manages and some that are open to the public. Other properties are in the care of dedicated preservation stewards, whether privately owned or managed by a non-profit organization. Capture a unique and inspiring view of a property and submit it with a description of why this place is inspiring to you.
Local Historic Sites and Properties Currently Being Preserved
Is there a local preservation success story in your neighborhood? Are you involved with preserving a local historic or cultural site? If so, please send a picture (with or without yourself and other preservationists) and your preservation success story. We would love to highlight not only your beautiful photograph, but your story as well!
Distinguished Architectural Elements and Historic Views
Is there a particular element of architecture, or a view that takes your breath away? If so, capture that image and send it in to us with a description of where the image came from and why it is important to you. Please include any other pertinent history or other information about the subject.
All photos must be taken in Lower Macungie Township, or the boroughs of Alburtis and Macungie. Photos must have been taken within the past 5 years (up to and including October 15, 2023).
Entries accepted March 15 to October 15, 2023
Winners announced on October 31, 2023
How to Submit:
Submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only submit photos that you have taken; include credit information.
Submit high resolution photos in jpg format up to approximately 3MB.
How the photos are judged:
Photos will be judged on originality, artistic composition, technical quality, photographic technique, and on the compelling nature of the accompanying description.
There will be first, second, and third place winners. Winners will be notified via email and/or phone. Winners may be asked to provide a full-resolution file of their image.
Inclusion in LMTHS’s 2023 Photo Booklet (with an interview), and posted on the LMTHS website and Facebook pages; one year of membership in the LMTHS; and a $25 gift certificate to LMTHS’s museum store. A framed photo will be displayed in the LMT offices, LMT library, and LMTHS museum for one month.
Posted on LMTHS’s website and Facebook pages; one year of membership in the LMTHS; and a $10 gift certificate to LMTHS’s museum store
Posted on LMTHS’s website and Facebook pages; one year of membership in the LMTHS,
Who is Eligible to Enter?
Photographs must have been taken by you within the past 5 years, and you must have the rights to the photo.
What To Do:
Enjoy your experience and share it with us.
Tell your friends.
What Not To Do:
Don’t break any laws.
Don’t do anything unsafe.
Send questions to email@example.com
No donation or obligation of any kind by an entrant is necessary to win. Any donation made by you will not increase your chances of winning.
General: Ownership and copyright of ALL ENTRIES remain with the photographer. Participation in the contest grants Lower Macungie Township Historical Society unlimited and non-exclusive use for LMTHS publications, website, products and other uses to promote LMTHS’s work. By entering the contest you warrant that you have not granted exclusive rights to all or any part of your entry to another person or entity. You also warrant that your entry does not invade the right of privacy of any individual; does not infringe on any trademark, trade name, trade secret, intellectual property right, or other common law or statutory right.
Limitation of Liability: Lower Macungie Township Historical Society is not responsible for errors of any kind in any contest-related matters. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, or infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of entrants, technical failures, or any other cause corrupts or infects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, Lower Macungie Township Historical Society reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or to cancel or suspend the contest at their sole discretion.
Release from Liability: By entering, participants release and hold harmless Lower Macungie Township Historical Society, its affiliated organizations, and each of their directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representative from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or related to Lower Macungie Township Historical Society photo contest, any prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any photo contest-related activity, or participation in the contest.