The Great Outdoors

DNR Launches Historic Photo Contest

The annual DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology photo contest has started.

Open to photographers of any age and skill level, the contest has been held since 2005 to promote Indiana’s historic resources.

All structures in photo entries must be at least 50 years old and in Indiana but don’t have to be fully restored. Photos of exclusively natural elements will not be accepted.

Photos can be black and white or color and must have been taken within the last two years. New this year is a category highlighting the annual theme of Historic Preservation Month. This year, the theme is Indiana’s historic scholastic gymnasiums, so consider sending photos of your favorite community basketball gym that meets the contest criteria.

Each photographer may enter up to three images along with the required respective entry form for each photo. Images should be emailed to and must be JPEG files that are 10MB or smaller. Participants should only send one photo and one entry form per email.

For complete rules and guidelines and for the required entry form, see The contest deadline is Friday, April 5.

Follow the DNR Instagram account (@indianadnr) in May where, for a week, the Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology will feature selected photos along with contest winners to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month.

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