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Pamplin Historical Park Launches 25th Anniversary Photo Contest

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 eighteen 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-known 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 Pamplin 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 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 the two categories. 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.

Downloadable documents for the “25th Anniversary Photo Contest” can be found on the Pamplin Historical Park website The complete contest rules can be found at Pamplin Historical Park and the contest entry form can be found here..

One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit
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