This Place Matters! Photo Contest
Do you love Greenwich, CT? What place in this town inspires you the most? We want to know!
Photos must be of Greenwich, CT and include a caption that identifies the location. Caption must also explain why the place in the photo matters to the person who submitted it and/or to the person/people in the photo. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. By submitting a photo you acknowledge that the Greenwich Historical Society has rights to use it in social media, public relations, and for other promotional purposes.
How to Participate
Snap a photo of a place in Greenwich that matters to you — be in the photo if you want or pose your friends, family, and/or pets!
Please include your first and last name, the photo’s location, and identify the people in the photo. Please write a sentence or more about why the place is special to you.
How to Submit a Photo
The photo contest is live on our Facebook page. You can submit a photo, see all the photos, and vote for your favorite one.
Or you can email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And/or you can post on social media: Use hashtags #thisplacematters #thisplacemattersgreenwich; Instagram: @greenwichhistory @SavingPlaces; Twitter: @GrnHistCT @SavingPlaces; and Facebook: @GreenwichHistoricalSociety
Contest entries will be narrowed down by criteria including popular vote and then submitted to a panel of judges who will pick five winners.
Last day for submitting photos: July 12, 2017 at noon. Winners will be announced at the Greenwich Founders’ Day event at Tod’s Point on July 18, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries judged by an independent panel of Greenwich residents with an interest in preservation.
5 Valuable Prizes
- Tickets for two adults to the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show Preview Party December 1, 2017
- Tickets for two adults to the Antiquarius Holiday House Tour December 6, 2017
- One annual family membership to the Greenwich Historical Society
- One family pass to the Greenwich Historical Society Fall Festival October 8, 2017
- A collection of Greenwich-themed books for children and adults
We invite all residents − children, students, adults and seniors − to participate in this modern documentary project by taking a photograph of a cherished place or structure in their community and sharing their story, however brief or long, about why it is important to preserve.
About Greenwich Preservation Month
First Selectman Peter Tesei issued a proclamation recognizing May as Preservation Month. Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Landmarks Recognition Program on May 7, Greenwich Preservation Month and the This Place Matters! campaign encourage residents to focus on the importance of preservation for maintaining Greenwich’s rich cultural heritage by sharing the places and stories that make Greenwich such a cherished place worth preserving.
This Place Matters! is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.