2013 Civil War in Georgia photo contest

The results are in! Our  judges chose Jessica McCarron's photo of the Old State Capitol Building in Milledgeville as the winner.  A "People's Choice" award, chosen by our followers on Facebook, was awarded to Christi Griffith for her photo of Cockspur Lighthouse on coastal Fort Pulaski National Monument.  View all received submissions here!  Stay tuned next year for an entirely new theme.


The "Civil War in Georgia" photo contest seeks photos of sites or buildings associated with the Civil War in Georgia.  This is HPD's 4th-annual online photo contest, held to coincide with National Preservation Month in May.  

Entries will be judged based on creativity, choice of subject matter, and composition.  Contest judges include representatives from several statewide organizations, including the Georgia Civil War Commission, the Georgia Battlefields Association, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and HPD.

The top entry will receive an annual membership to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and a copy of the comprehensive Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia.  Winners will be announced in a press release and on the HPD website and Facebook page.

Submitted photos must be taken of a site or building associated with the Civil War in the State of Georgia.  Information on many sites is available at Georgia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial website.

Submit your photos via email to georgiashpo@yahoo.com.  Limit two submissions per photographer.  Submissions must be received by May 26, 2013.

Additionally, photos must: 

  • Be 1200x800 pixels at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) or larger.  
  • Be your original work, submitted with a Creative Commons license.

Along with the photograph, please provide the following information:

  • Photographer and hometown
  • Photo location and description of the building or site depicted

A slideshow of contest entries will be shown on Thursday, May 30 at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta as part of the free Preservation Month Lecture Series. Details are available here.

Contact Media & Communications Coordinator Charlie Miller with any questions - 404-651-5287 or charlie.miller@dnr.state.ga.us