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Press Release - State Historical Society Announces Second Annual Photo Contest

Contact: Lorna Meidinger

State Historical Society Announces Second Annual Photo Contest

The second annual State Historical Society of North Dakota Photo Contest is accepting entries until Dec. 31, 2013. The subject for the 2013 contest is Theaters in North Dakota. The theme of theaters includes movie, drive-in, and stage theaters, amphitheaters, and opera houses.

Theaters have played a major role in the entertainment of North Dakotans for many years and are currently facing another technology change and threat to their survival. At the end of this year, new movies will only be available in digital format, and that means the installation of expensive equipment. The State Historical Society of North Dakota, along with the State Historic Preservation Office, strives to preserve North Dakota’s historic heritage and examples of its significant historic properties.

Photos submitted for the contest will be used to enhance the State Historical Society of North Dakota web page that will include information and history of theaters throughout North Dakota. The winning photo will be made into a poster for distribution. Additionally, information on the theaters will be added to the North Dakota Cultural Resources Survey and provide a foundation for future intensive level surveys, context development, and historic research.

Some changes have been made to the rules of the contest this year. Rules are available by contacting Lisa Steckler at or 701.328.3577, online at, or by writing to: State Historical Society of ND, c/o Lisa Steckler, 612 E Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck ND 58505. The poster from last year’s contest on grain elevators will be available soon

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