FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is inviting all Monmouth County high school students to enter the County Clerk’s Annual Archives and History Day Photography Contest. All high school students who reside in Monmouth County and/or attend a school in Monmouth County are eligible to participate.
Monmouth County high school students are encouraged to submit one (1) original photograph of a historical monument or marker in Monmouth County. Entrants are permitted to be creative with the usage of artistic effects, such as digital and/or traditional special effects or editing.
This year’s Archives Day theme highlights the more than three hundred years of history that has given Monmouth County residents countless individuals and events to commemorate with monuments and markers, many of which are hiding in plain sight in the middle of our communities.
“We are excited to host our Annual Archives and History Day Photography Contest which grants high school students the ability to see Monmouth County history’s first hand and to showcase their creativity,” said Clerk Hanlon. “My hope is that introducing high school students to the monuments and markers around them will drive a new appreciation for Monmouth County’s rich history.”
The top three (3) photographs will be awarded gift card prizes by Clerk Hanlon at Archives and History Day, held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at the Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.
Entries will be accepted through Friday, September 23, 2022 and via email to ClerkContest@co.monmouth.nj.us with the subject “2022 Archives Photography Project.” Within the email, entrants are asked to attach the image with a resolution of a minimum of 1024 pixels wide and a maximum file size of 20mb.
All entries must include the student’s name, grade, high school, address, phone number, and email address. Additionally, the student must list the monument or marker highlighted in his or her entry, and explain how it relates to Monmouth County’s history, and why it was chosen as the subject of the entry.
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