Assignment 2019 Photo Contest

Landmarks of Today and Tomorrow

In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, Historic Denver launched its annual photo contest for the month of May. This year, the organization asked Denverites: What are the Landmarks of Today and Tomorrow?

Winners Announced! We were once again overwhelmed by the response and quality of the submissions for our Photo Contest. The care and thought that photographers, both professional and amateur, put into their images is impressive. These images are a testament to the pride of place and love that we all share for our city. Thank you, Mike’s Camera, for being a sponsor. To view the entire album of entries visit our Facebook Page.

The Grand Prize winner is Brad Crooks for his image of the Rossonian in Five Points. This photo shows the bright future that the restoration and reuse of the Rossonian will bring to our city. Brad will win a $300.00 gift card thanks to our Prize Sponsor, Mike’s Camera.

The Fan Favorite winner, with the most likes on Facebook, is Joseph Gaines’s photo of the interior of St. John’s Cathedral. This photo beautifully captures the light and colors of this Capitol Hill Cathedral. Joseph will win a group walking tour of his choice through LoDo, Capitol Hill, or Denver’s Main Street (16th Street Mall).

The 2nd Prize Winner is Andrew Ledbetter for his photograph of the J. Solf Building, a beautiful Queen Anne building that is in the Sun Valley neighborhood. We loved this image because of its vibrant colors, and because it takes us to a neighborhood, and highlights that historic gems are tucked away in all areas of our city.

The 3rd Prize Winner is Zachary Dougherty for his image of the Children’s Fountain in City Park. This image shows a unique perspective of City Park, a beloved landscape and landmark in our city.

Honorable Mentions:

David Stremme – The Wild Chipmunk at Lakeside Amusement Park

Don Gardner – Trinity United Methodist Church

Greg Sorensen – The Skybridge in the Wells Fargo Center downtown

Lisa Crimando – Cheesman Park Pavilion with people dancing

From the Call for Entries: As Historic Denver looks forward to its 50th year as an advocate for the places and spaces that Denverites love, we are asking the community to respond to the question:  What are the landmarks of tomorrow? Which current landmarks do Denverites love most? We encourage you to send your response in the form of a photograph. We’re calling for participation from all corners of our city, and every neighborhood, from the most recognizable places to the unsung neighborhood favorites. Contest entrants have a chance to win the Grand Prize, a $300.00 gift card thanks to our Prize Sponsor, Mike’s Camera! Historic Denver will share the submissions with a photo credit throughout the month on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Fans and followers can “like” submissions, and the submission with the most likes will receive the Fan Favorite Award!

Historic Denver hopes to see community gathering spaces, special architecture, and the people who love them. Submissions give all of us a deeper appreciation for our city’s architecture and the ways that we, as a community, interact with historic places and neighborhoods. From everyday cell phone camera users to professional photographers, we welcome a wide range of beautiful imagery that captures Denver’s magic. Along with a prize package, winners will be highlighted on our website, social media channels and with a spread in Historic Denver News.

2019 Winners and Honorable Mentions

2018 Winners and Honorable Mentions

Check out the full album of Assignment 2018 submission on our Facebook Page!

2017 Submission Gallery

Check out the full album of Assignment 2017 submission on our Facebook Page!

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