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25th Anniversary Photo Contest

March 10 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is launching a “25th Anniversary Photo Contest” to celebrate 25 years of education and preservation. The contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age and above.  This contest provides an opportunity for entrants to capture the natural beauty of the 424-acre park and its historic structures and battlefield.

One of the most well know photographers in history, Mathew Brady once said, “My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history.” Now park visitors of all ages have this unique opportunity to capture their own moment in time and enter to win one of two $100 cash prizes.

The contest will accept photo submissions from March 10 through May 10, 2019.  All photographs must have been taken at Pamplin Historical Park during the contest period.  Photographs taken prior to March 10, 2019 are not eligible to be entered. All photographs taken at Pamplin Historical Park are limited to exterior locations.

Digital photographs only will be accepted.  Photos can be uploaded electronically (along with a completed entry form) and submitted via email to generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org. Entrants may submit photos in one of two categories: Professional or Non-professional. For the purposes of this contest, a professional is deemed to mean anyone who receives income from their photography and/or services. Participants may submit up to two (2) photographs in one of two categories: Professional or Non-professional. An entry form is required for each photograph.

A panel of judges will select the winners. Winning photographs will be based on overall composition and technical skill.  A $100 cash prize will be awarded in both the Professional and Non-professional categories. Additional prizes in each category include Second Prize of a $50 Gift Certificate for use in Pamplin Historical Park’s Civil War Store, and Third Prize of a $25 Gift Certificate for use in Pamplin Historical Park’s Civil War Store. An Honorable Mention prize of a $10 Gift Certificate for use in Pamplin Historical Park’s Civil War Store may also be awarded in the same two categories at the judges’ discretion.  Entrants may only win one prize. Pamplin Historical Park reserves the right to not award all four prizes.

Complete downloadable/printable contest rules can be found here.

The downloadable/printable contest entry form can be found here.


March 10 @ 9:00 am
May 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Pamplin Historical Park


Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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