Ok guys. It is finally time for the Historic Homes Group to get a photo. For two years I have been looking at a little person silhouette on our page and I just can't stand it anymore! Our great founding father, Rich Schiffer, has given me the special privilege of getting a contest together to find that perfect Historic Home photo that I know is out there.
While the Active Rain gods have ignored my requests for sponsorship of the contest, aka giving some points to the winner, I have taken it upon myself to offer the prize for the winner. One of the better books that discusses Historic Architecture is written by Virginia and Lee McAlester, "A Field Guide to American Houses", and it will be delivered via mail to the lucky Active Rain member.
No contest is complete without guidelines. Here are the ones governing this contest:
- All photos must be taken by the submitter and not be the property of another photographer. No capturing the photo from another site and submitting it as your own. I will not be held responsible for copyright violations.
- All historic homes must be built prior to 1910. This gives you 100 years to work with, as some areas don't have homes older than that. (Not all of us states were around in the colonial days)
- Each contestant should write a blog post about the historic home, giving as much detail about the house as they know, architectural style info, date built, and why the home inspires them to submit it. Any fun history is welcomed...let your imaginations go wild. Let's do more than just a photo.
- tag the blog post with the words: Historic Home Picture Contest
- Post a link to your blog post in the comment section of this post.
Deadline for submission is November 30 at Midnight, CST. The best picture, along with a great blog post, will win the coveted spot of the Historic Homes group main photo. Good luck!