Historical Society This Place Matters Photo Contest Starts May 1

On Monday morning Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters! was officially launched at a reception at Town Hall with a proclamation presented by First Selectman Peter Tesei to the Greenwich Historical Society. The third annual campaign and companion photo contest, inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is designed to influence residents on the need to preserve the things that make Greenwich special and a great place to live.

This year is the third annual Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters! promotion.

“Our Town is a treasure due to its rich architectural heritage, its vast array of amenities and services and its enviable location on the Sound,” said Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei. “Everyone who cares about Greenwich should have a stake in preserving what’s special and unique about it so it can be enjoyed for generations to come. I encourage all residents to recognize the places that matter this month.”

This Place Matters! Photo Contest is Simple to Enter
People of all ages are invited to send submissions for This Place Matters! photo contest beginning May 1. Pictures of favorite places in Greenwich should be submitted with a brief statement about their location and why they make Greenwich special and worth preserving by July 1 to the Greenwich Historical Society. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination in choosing a place they love such as a special street, school, store, restaurant, walking trail or garden – any place that inspires love of town.

Photos need to be high resolution–300 dpi–to be winners. Photographers can submit photos via the Historical Society’s website: greenwichhistory.org.

A panel of independent judges will select the winning photos, which will be announced at a reception at Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park on Greenwich’s Founders’ Day, July 18, at 10am. The top three photos will be published in Greenwich Magazine, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor of This Place Matters! and displayed at the Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined campus.

“The enthusiastic response we’ve had for This Place Matters! these past two years underscores the tremendous love of community in our Town,” said Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and CEO Debra Mecky. “We aim to keep up the momentum with this and other programs that demonstrate the need for preserving our rich heritage, quality of place and distinctiveness as one of America’s oldest and most desirable communities. It matters for creating strong and meaningful bridges to the future.”