Calling all Shutterbugs: The Annual Photo Contest is here!
One hundred and fifty years ago, photography and the Civil War became forever linked when the conflict became the first to be extensively documented by photojournalists, such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner. In honor of this, the Civil War Trust is proud to host its 20th annual photo contest, co-sponsored by History™ and the Center for Civil War Photography (CCWP). This year, a special category of photos will highlight the Civil War battlefields and sites associated with the 1865 conclusion of the Civil War — and the end of our Sesquicentennial focus.
So, as you visit battlefields and other Civil War sites this summer, bring along your camera and share your experience with other history lovers by entering your favorite images in the contest! Winning shots will be featured in upcoming Trust products, including our popular wall calendar. First-place winners of the five categories will also receive a one-year membership or membership extension in the organization.
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Looking for a camera-worthy event? Join us for an unforgettable experience in Gettysburg on Saturday, July 25: Walk in footsteps of soldiers across the the field of the Civil War's most famous attack — Pickett's Charge. It's a free, expert-led tour as part of our new Generations program — to participate, just bring someone with you that's at least a generation younger (or older) to grow a passion for history. After the morning program concludes, it's also the perfect opportunity to continue exploring Gettysburg and share a passion for photography.
Learn more about Walking Pickett's charge »
Read the official rules, dust off your tripod and share the beauty and history of your favorite battlefield in the world from June 1-August 1.