The Greenwich Historical Society’s extended their deadline for submitting photos to their This Place Matters! photo contest until July 12.
The contest encourages residents to mobilize around the places in town they love and are worth preserving for future generations.
All residents – students, adults and seniors – are invited to send in photos of the places that matter to them with a sentence or paragraph about why they make Greenwich special.
The Historical Society sees a natural alliance with the contest and the upcoming Founders’ Day celebration on July 18. (see below)
This Place Matters! Chairperson Carrie Wallack is enthusiastic about the buzz in town.
“I’ve been especially heartened by the response from school children who are eagerly involved in sharing their favorite places,” Wallack said. ” We’re confident our extended deadline will bring out many more children and adults who will want to share images and stories about what makes our town such a desirable place.”
Residents simply snap photos of the Greenwich places that matter to them and submit them by July 12 with a few words about why they make Greenwich special, to the Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographers posting on social media can simply tag the Greenwich Historical Society and use the hash tag #thisplacemattersgreenwich.
No special photography skills are necessary. All details are on the Greenwich Historical Society website: www.greenwichhistory.org.
A collection of prizes for the winners include several highly anticipated annual events sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society:
• Tickets for two to the Antiquarius Opening Night Party for the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show: Fine Art, Jewelry and Antiques
• Tickets for two to the Antiquarius Holiday House Tour
• One family membership to the Greenwich Historical Society
• One family pass to the Greenwich Historical Society Fall Festival
• A collection of Greenwich-themed books for children and adults
This Place Matters is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.
Social Judging Designed to Mobilize Entire Town
A two-staged judging process allows all interested individuals and a talented jury to choose the winners. Semi-finalists will be selected from the submitted photos posted to the Historical Society’s Facebook page that receive the most votes. Finalists will be determined by a jury consisting of Michael Biondo, architectural photographer; Rachel Franco, preservation advocate; Joseph Kantorski, professional graphic designer and Robin Kencel, co-chair of the Town of Greenwich public relations initiative.
Founders’ Day Venue Reinforces Connection to Greenwich’s History
“Founders’ Day provides an ideal venue for recognizing winners of our modern documentary project to showcase the places in town that matter,” said Greenwich Historical Society Chairman Davidde Strackbein.
“The July 18 celebration at Greenwich Point Park, on the site where the Founders’ 1640 deed has been mounted, attracts residents who cherish our town’s heritage,” Strackbein said, adding “It has the additional benefit of giving residents more time to take photos of the places that matter to them and are worth preserving for future generations.”
Details concerning the Founders’ Day announcement of winners will follow.