In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, Historic Denver is launching a photo contest for the month of May. The content seeks to highlight what is historic- either officially or in the eye of the beholder- and demonstrate that historic preservation happens every day.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Denver’s Landmark Preservation program, and Historic Denver’s 47th year as an advocate for the places that make Denver unique. To honor the places that are already recognized, as well as the hidden gems, the contest asks photographers to highlight a favorite historic place, landmarked or not. Amateur and professional photographers can submit their photo entries to Historic Denver via email to sstrand@historicdenver.org. A jury consisting of Historic Denver board members will select the Grand Prize Winner, and two runners-up to receive gift cards to local establishments, publication in the organization’s print newsletter, and promotion on social media. More information on participating can be found at www.historicdenver.org.

Submissions shared with the hashtag #beHistoricDenver will be pushed through Social Media websites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and Historic Denver will repost submissions on its social media platforms. Fans and followers can “like” submissions, and the submission with the most likes will receive the fan favorite award and a prize.