Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Rebecca Thompson
Share your favorite heritage site in Polk County in the Picture Polk History photo contest. Explore Polk County’s “sense of place” by capturing distinctive images of our unique historic buildings, places, and events. Photographs must feature a museum, monument, historic building, cemetery or a local festival that is listed on the Polk County Heritage Trail. Interested participants can consult the History & Heritage Guide to Polk County brochure online or may contact the Polk County History Center to check the master list of historical sites.
The contest is open to amateur photographers only, and all entries must be submitted in person at the Polk County History Center located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Bartow by Saturday, May 3. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Photography entries will be on display at the Polk County History Center beginning Thursday, May 22 and will remain on display through Saturday, November 29. To kick off the heritage site photography exhibition, the History Center will host a reception celebrating the photographers and Polk County’s rich cultural heritage on May 22. The winners of the contest will be announced at the reception, and cash prizes will be awarded.
For more information, please visit polkcountyhistory.org or call the Polk County History Center at 863-534-4386.